We enter the third stage of Depi Evratesil this evening, moving one step closer to finding the Armenian representative for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest!
From 80 auditionees to 24 team members, tonight sees the remaining participants performing for the right to continue in Depi Evratesil for the right to represent their nation at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, but who will move forward to the next stage of the selection?
How to watch
Depi Evratesil continues this evening from 20:00 CET (22:00 local time) and will air on the following channels:
- Live webcast via 1tv.am
Having shortlisted and finalised their teams in last week’s Depi Evratesil show, it will be down to the 6 jury members to decide which acts will continue their journey in the competition in the hope of becoming the next Armenian Eurovision representative.
With each team consisting of 4 members, the jury members will have to make a dramatic cut in tonight’s show; from 4 acts, the jury will have to choose 2 artists to perform once again to the jury, who will then go on to select only 1 act to continue to next week’s show.
|Anush Arshakyan||Aram MP3||Essaï Altounian||Hayko||Inga Arshakyan||Iveta Mukuchyan|
|Stepan Hovhannisyan||Saro Gevorgyan||Opera Viva||Egine||Syuzanna Melqonyan||Christina Mangasaryan|
|Anna Sedrakyan||Lucy||Artsvik||Anna Danielyan||Gevorg Harutyunyan||Vahe Aleksanyan|
|Marta||Jujo||Only Girls||Amalya Margaryan||Karina Harutyunyan||Hasmik Shiroyan|
|Alexander Plato||Lilit Harutyunyan||Marissa||Eva Kans||Narine Jinanyan||Sona Dunoyan|
National selection format
Depi Evratesil began in October and will run throughout the next 2 months, consisting of 4 different stages. The Armenian representative will be determined in December, with the winner of the national selection being decided 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.