Last year, the Armenian national final ended in a tight race between Eva Rivas, who later went on to represent Armenia in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, and Emmy, who came second with Hey (Let Me Hear You Say), a duet performed together with Mihran. This year, finally, the Armenian public broadcaster AMPTV appointed Emmy directly as the representative of the small Caucasian country, with only her song being chosen through a public selection procedure.
Initially, the national final should have taken place already on February 26th, but due to the death of Emmy's father shortly before that date, the show was moved by one week. Therefore, it will be broadcast tonight, starting from 18:30 CET. It will be presented by Gohar Gasparyan and Khoren Levonyan, and the show will be opened by Vladimir Arzumanyan, who won the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest for Armenia. You can watch the show live tonight on our ESCTV player!
The song that Emmy will sing on stage in Düsseldorf will be selected out of these four entries:
- Boom Boom (music by Hayk Harutyunyan and Hayk Hovhannisyan, lyrics by Sosi Khanikyan)
- Goodbye (music and lyrics by Martin Kesici)
- Ayo (music and lyrics by DerHova)
- Hi (music by Vahram Petrosyan, lyrics by Mariam Shahinyan, arranger: Lazzaro)
The winning song will be chosen by a 50/50 mixture of televoting and the verdict of an expert jury. In the meantime, you can listen to all four songs on the Eurovision website of AMPTV.