This evening sees the third and final night of auditions in the Armenian national selection, Depi Evratesil, but who will be the final artists to move forward to round 2 of the competition?
A total of 24 acts have so far qualified to the second round of Depi Evratesil, and tonight will see the last group of artists audition to join the previous week’s qualifiers in the next stage of the contest.
How to watch
The third show of Depi Evratesil will start from 22:15 local time (20:15 CEST) and will air on the following channels:
- Live webcast via 1tv.am
We join Gohar Gasparayan for the third night of Depi Evratesil auditions this evening, where we will once again see each of tonight’s competitors auditioning with their own cover version of a popular single.
The 6-member panel, consisting of Hayko (2007), Inga (2009 & 2015) & Anush (2009), Aram MP3 (2014),Essaï Altounian (2015) and Iveta Mukuchyan (2016), will judge each of tonight’s auditionees based on a number of factors such as vocals and stage presence.
Throughout each audition, each of the jury members will decide if they believe the act should move forward to the second stage of the contest, indicated by pressing a light-up button. The auditionee will qualify once they receive 4 or more yeses.
National selection format
Depi Evratesil will run throughout the next 3 months and will consist of 4 different stages, with the Armenian representative being determined in December. The winner of the national selection will be selected via a combined SMS vote and jury deliberation.
Although the artist will be decided in December, it is currently unknown how the Armenian song entry for the competition will be selected. More details are expected in the coming months.
AMPTV has decided to opt for a national selection in order to select Armenia’s act for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, the last time being in 2013. The nation has received successful results over the years since their Eurovision debut in 2006, placing in the top 10 of the Grand Final a total of 7 times to date.