Details of L.E.V.O.N’s staging for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest has been revealed as Armenia held their final press conference before the contest.
The Armenian delegation held their final press conference before leaving for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018. L.E.V.O.N was joined by the delegation in Yerevan and spoke to the assembled press about their plans for Minsk. Head of Delegation, David Tserunyan explained;
We are going to have interesting solutions. Levon will be alone on the stage, but we will have an original dance show using giant LED screens. Levon’s image will not be changed, as the public already loves it.
The delegation also reassured the assembled press that the European Broadcasting Union has stated that the online voting platform will work during this years show. Last year the voting platform went offline during the voting window in the final.
The EBU stated 300,000 votes were received but then Armenian Head of Delegation stated that this figure is too small and not representative of the audiences views due to voting being done online. Ms Gasparyan questioned at the time whether Armenia would continue to participate.
At the press conference the new music video for “L.E.V.O.N” was also presented:
Who is L.E.V.O.N?
Armenian-Russian artist L.E.V.O.N (Levon Galstyan) was born on 20th May 2006 in Yerevan, Armenia. L.e.v.o.n is no stranger to singing competitions, as in 2016 he participated in The Voice Kids Russia, where he was coached by Valeriy Meladze. Since then, he has taken part in local and international competitions, including New Wave in Russia as part of The Voices of Artsakh.
In September, he participated in Depi Mankakan Evratesil along with nine other young artists. In the end, a jury panel and the public crowned Levon the winner, and he will represent his country in Minsk with his song “L.E.V.O.N”.
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.