Armenia: National final to take place on February 15
According to Armenia’s national broadcaster ,AMPTV, the country will be holding its Eurovision 2020 national final of Depi Evratesil 2020 on February 15 .
After a one year break, with an internal selection, the Armenian broadcastee is going back to Depi Evratesil format in order to select the country’s Eurovision entry. The same format was used in 2017 and 2018 while in 2019 the briadcaster opted for an internal selection, selecting Srbuk and the song Walking Out to fly the flag in Tel Aviv. Unfortuanately, the Armenian act failed to reach the final as she finished 16th in the semi final.
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.