The first semi-final of Depi Mankakan Evratesil takes place in Armenia this evening as their search for Junior Eurovision 2018 begins.
Tonight Armenia’s search for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 begins with eleven singers competing for a place in the final. The shows will be hosted Mika and Dalita, both former participants in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Mika took Armenia to a second place finish in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 when he performed “Love”. The singer had previously been a television presenter before taking part in the contest. While Dalita represented Armenia on home soil at the 2011 contest in Yerevan.
The running order is as follows;
- Anna- 1 2 3 4
- Arpi – Par (Dance)
- Nare Elizbaryan – Du karogh es (You can)
- GorX – Why Don’t?
- Vardan Margaryan – Chanaparh (Road)
- 1+1 – Misht miasin (Always together)
- Eliza – Im Yerazank (My dream)
- Ani – ANGELS
- Maria Petrosyan – Happy Birthday
- L. E.V.O.N – L.E.V.O.N
- Lia – Kamats-Kamats (Little by little)
Five singers from tonight’s semi-final will be selected by the public and a jury to progress through to the final which will take place on September 23.
You can watch the show live from 17:45 CET here.
Armenia debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2007, and have had 10 entries to date. The country is one of the most successful in the history of the contest, placing in the top 3 on 7 occasions, and winning once in 2010. Their victory came from Vladimir Arzumanyan with his song “Mama”, which received 120 points. Armenia then went on to host the contest on home soil in Yerevan in 2011. Their debut was almost as successful, as Arevik and her song “Erazanq” was just 1 point off the winning score. Their worst result comes from their 2008 entry “Im Ergi Hnchyune”, sung by Monica Manucharova, which placed 8th overall with 59 points. Armenia has been present at every contest since their debut.