According to Armenian broadcaster AMPTV, hundreds of performers from around the world entered as well as artists living in Armenia. The acts were shortlisted for the live shows of the ground-breaking format, which have been running since October, where they performed in front of the juries.
The jury consisted of previous Armenian representatives in the Eurovision Song Contest:
During the show last week the contestants performed an entry from the Eurovision Song Contest. Martha performed Rhythm Inside, Loïc Nottet's song which placed fourth for Belgium in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.
Artsvik performed A Million Voices which was Russia's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest in the same year. The power ballad performed by Polina Gagarina finished second behind Sweden's Måns Zelmerlöw.
In 2016 Armenia placed seventh in the Grand Final with Love Wave performed by Iveta Mukuchyan.