Armenian broadcaster AMPTV has announced that it is launching a second series of the national selection Depi Evratesil. The ambitious format was introduced last year and saw Artsvik make it to the Eurovision stage in Kyiv and now the search is on to find her successor!
Depi Evratesil (To Eurovision), the Armenian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, was launched last year and saw hundreds of applications from around the world. The format for the show this year will consist of four live shows but in a change to the previous edition, artists will enter the competition with their original songs, composed especially for the contest.
Who can participate?
Depi Evratesil is open to artists who hold Armenian citizenship or have Armenian heritage. In line with the rule of the Eurovision Song Contest, the competition is open to artists who are 16 years and older. The deadline to apply is 15th December 2017. Full eligibility criteria can be found on the website of AMPTV.
Watch the trailer for the show below (Armenian language)
Armenia at Eurovision
Armenia first entered the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006. The country's best placing in the competition, fourth, was achieved in both 2008 and 2014. Artsvik won the very first edition of Depi Evratesil last year and represented Armenia at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv with the song Fly With Me.
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