L.E.V.O.N has won Depi Manakan Evratesil and will represent Armenia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk.
Tonight’s show in Yerevan was the first national selection from the country since 2014. It was hosted by Mika and Dalita, both former Armenian participants in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Also performing during the show were Misha (JESC Armenia 2017), Sevak Khanagyan (ESC Armenia 2018) and Nemra (Depi Evratesil 2018 runner-up).
The ten finalists were:
- Lia – Kamats-Kamats (Little by little)
- Anahit Arakelyan – Shabadabadam
- Harut Harutyunyan – Amar e (It’s summertime)
- Lily – Paykar (Struggle)
- Vova – Leggo
- Serzh Arakelyan – Good Mood
- Vardan Margaryan – Chanaparh (Road)
- Eliza – Im Yerazank (My dream)
- L.E.V.O.N – L.E.V.O.N
- Ani – Angels
From 2015, Armenia had internally selected their Junior Eurovision entry, but they have used a national final called Junior Eurosong to select their entries from 2008-2014.
Armenia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
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.