AMPTV, the Armenian national broadcaster, has released the entries for Depi Evratesil 2020.
The 12 competing entries are:
- Athena Manukyan – Chains On You
- Tokionine – Save Me
- Erna Tamazyan – Life Faces
- Miriam Baghdsaryan – Run Away
- Agop – Butterflies
- Karina EVN – Why?
- Vladimir Arzumanyan – What’s Going On Mama?
- Hayk Music – What It Is To Be In Love
- Arthur Aleq – Heaven
- Gabriel Jegg – It’s Your Turn
- Eva Rida – No Love
- Sergey and Nikolay Harutyunov – Ha, Take a Step
You can listen all of the entries here.
Vladimir Arzumanyan won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with “Mama”. Athena Manukyan competed in the Greek national final for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with “To fili tis Afroditis”.
Depi Evratesil will take place on February 15. It 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.