Armenia: The 23 participants of Depi Mankakan Evratesil for JESC 2018 revealed
The Armenian national broadcaster revealed the 23 contestants of the national selection for Junior Eurovision 2018, Depi Mankakan Evratesil.
The 23 participants that will battle for the ticket that leads to Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Mink, Belarus, were selected after auditions the broadcaster itself held. The 23 contestants will perform their own songs in the national selection while the winner will be selected by a combination of public and jury voting.
The national selection will consist of two semi final shows and a final that will take place in September. The songs that will take part in the competition will be unveiled in August.
The 23 participants to compete in the national JESC selection are the following:
- Anahit Arakelyan
- Ani Mnatsakanyan
- Gor X
- Erik Antonyan
- Harut Harutyunyan
- Silva Grigoryan
- Maria Petrosyan
- Vardan Margaryan
- Nare Elizbaryan
- Serzh Arakelyan
- Vahagn Mesrobyan
The previous years (2008-2014) Armenia determined its JESC representatives through the national final entitled Junior Eurosong. From 2015 and on the entry has been selected internally.
The Story So Far
Armenia has competed in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 10 times since 2007 and has never missed out a contest since its debut. The country has 7 top 3 placings in the contest and a victory in 2010 making it one of the most successful countries. Vladimir Arzumanyan with his song “Mama”, gave Armenia its first victory with 120 points and brought the contest to Yerevan in 2011. Their worst result was in 2008 with the entry “Im Ergi Hnchyune”, performed by Monica Manucharova, which ended in 8th place with 59 points.
Last year the country was represented by Misha in Tbilisi, Georgia, with his entry “Boomerang”, which finished in sixth place with 148 points.