The Heads of Delegation for Armenia have revealed the reason for dropping Depi Evratesil and returning to an internal selection.
Anushik Ter-Ghukasyan and David Tserunyan explained to News.am Style that the decision to drop Depi Evratesil was to give more time to prepare for the Eurovision Song Contest. This is the first year that David and Anushik have been the Heads of Delegation for Armenia at the Eurovision Song Contest, but both have worked with the delegation for a number of years.David explained;
Depi Evratesil is a large-scale competition, which should be prepared for a long time, and after the national contest, more time is spent on finalising the entry. In order to spend more time preparing for Eurovision, this year we decided to select our artists in the same internal format.
Both Anushik and David are full of praise for Srbuk who has been selected to represent Armenia in Tel Aviv. Anushik added;
I have been working with Srbuk for a long time, working with her in one of the projects and notice her hard work, which is one of the keys to success in Eurovision. Not even one day has passed, but the responses are very positive and I have not encountered any negative content.
On November 30 Srbuk was revealed as the Armenian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. She is the first participant of the 2019 contest to have been revealed. Srbuk’s selection also marks the first time since 2016 that both the Armenian representative and song have been chosen internally.
Source: News.am Style
Armenia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 and has participated every year since, excluding 2012. Armenia’s best results came in 2008 and 2014 when they finished 4th in the final. They have twice failed to qualify for the final. The first time was in 2011, when Emmy finished in 12th with “Boom Boom”. She was 1 point away from qualifying for the final. In 2018 Sevak finished 15th in his semi-final with “Qami”, bringing Armenia their worst result to date in the contest.