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Armenia launches ambitious search for Eurovision 2017 act

01 July 2016 at 16:22 CEST
Who will succeed Iveta Mukuchyan, Armenia's representative in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest? Andres Putting (EBU)
Only a few weeks have passed since the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest took place, but the excitement is still going strong in Armenia. Ambitious plans for the national selection leading up to the 2017 contest have been announced earlier today.

Today, Armenia's public broadcaster AMPTV has announced that the entry for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will be chosen in a series of shows called Դեպի եվրատեսիլ (Depi Evratesil, or 'To Eurovision').

Viewers can look forward to three months of TV shows, including auditions, comments by previous Eurovision representatives and professional juries.

Who can participate?

Artists who are Armenian or of Armenian heritage, 16 years and older and who would like to conquer the Eurovision Song Contest stage can get their time to shine. The call for applications starts on 6 July. To register for the auditions, each candidate must fill in and submit the an application at before until 25 August. The winner will get a chance to represent Armenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

When does it start?

The auditions, to choose the candidates for the live shows, will take place in September. From October to December viewers will be able to watch Depi Evratesil live on the First Channel of AMPTV.

More information about Depi Evratesil will be available soon. Be sure to follow and the official Armenian Eurovision website and Facebook page to get the latest news on the juries, the structure of the show and everything else you need to know. 

Looking back at 2016

Iveta Mukuchyan represented Armenia in Stockholm earlier this year. With LoveWave she finished second in the first Semi-Final and seventh in the Grand Final of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.