AMPTV, the Armenian national broadcaster, has confirmed that Depi Evratesil will be used to select the Armenian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
The submission window for Depi Evratesil 2020 is now open and entries can be submitted until December 31 2019. It has been not announced yet how many shows Depi Evratesil will comprise of, nor the dates of the shows.
The rules of the selection are as follows:
- Artists may only submit one song each.
- Artists must be Armenian citizens or of Armenian descent.
- Artists must be at least 16 years old.
- Songs may be in any language.
- Songs must not have been commercially released before September 1 2019.
- Songs must not be longer than three minutes.
Depi Evratesil has been used as the Armenian national final on two previous occasions. In 2017, it was used to find the artist for Eurovision with the song being internally selected at a later date. In 2018, artists were able to submit original songs. After Sevak Khanagyan failed to qualify for the final of Eurovision 2018, an internal selection was used for 2019.
In 2019, Srbuk was internally selected to represent Armenia in Tel Aviv. She finished 16th in the second semi-final with “Walking Out”, bringing Armenia their worst result to date in the contest.
Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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 2019, Srbuk finished 16th in her semi-final with “Walking Out”, bringing Armenia their worst result to date in the contest.