Armenia: APMTV confirms Eurovision 2021 participation
The Armenian national broadcaster, AMPTV , has confirmed that it will take part in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.
While presenting its new program, AMPTV, the Armenian national broadcaster, confirmed that it will be taking part in the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest. This will be Armenia’s 14th participation since it debut appearance back in 2006.
However it remains unknown whether the landlocked country will opt for a new national selection or its ESC 2020 hopeful and which format it will use in case of new selection.
The Eurovision Story so Far
Armenia participated first time in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004. The best results for the country came in 2008 with Sirusho and in 2014 with Aram Mp3 achieving both a 4th in the Grand Final. Since its debut hasn’t missed a contest except in 2012 when the country withdrew from the contest.
In its 13 years of participation Armenia has managed 7 top 10 placings establishing Armenia as one of the most successful countries in the contest. In 2018 the Depi Evratesil 2018 winner Sevak Khanagyan represented Armenia in Lisbon with his entry Qami. Depsite his impressive vocal performance he didn’t make it to the final.
Last year AMPTV selected internally Srbuk who represented the country in Tel Aviv performing her song Walking Out, but failed to qualify to the Grand Final.
In 2020 Athena Manoukian won the national final of of Depi Evratesil 2020 with her song ‘Chains on you’ but saw her Eurovision journey interrupted by the contest’s cancellation due to the covid-19 pandemic.