She was a huge fan favourite to win Depi Evratesil  the three-month long Armenian national selection — earlier this year. And now Armenian singer Asmik Shiroyan is ready to get back in the game and make a run for Eurovision 2018.

Asmik attended Junior Eurovision in Tbilisi in November, and the Monday after the final she caught up with our Georgian correspondent Rezo Mamsikashvili inside the beautiful Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel.

As sweet as she is stunning, she opened up about Depi Evratesil, her experiences on The Voice of Ukraine, her thoughts on Iveta Mukuchyan and Artsvik and much more.

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“I have a lot of positive memories and moments, and what’s most important is that I have huge experience there because it was my first competition on an Armenian stage,” she says of the 2017 national selection show. “It was amazing, because now I have a lot of friends — I know Armenian stars and of course I had a lot of struggles but it was a huge experience for me.”

She is, of course, a veteran of televised singing contests.

“I was a participant on The Voice of Ukraine a few years ago and I sang the Polish song, which brought me big success. Because it had millions of views and I think it opened doors in my future.”

She was on Iveta’s team during Depi Evratesil. So what can she tell us about her and her former competitors?

“She’s an amazing girl and very talented. I really liked how she helped me with everything and she gave me really good advice.”

“I love all the participants — they’re very talented and actually I’m in touch with [many of them]. We even sang together at my concert, which was in August, in Yerevan. So we have great memories and a good time.”

She were a huge fan favourite last year, but then got eliminated. How much did that hurt?

“Yeah, I was disappointed of course, but did it hurt me? — no, because my fans helped me a lot. I had a huge support from them and that was funny. I remember that they even wrote a petition to bring me back to the show, so that was very funny and I’m glad about all their support. That’s why it was easier for me.”

Naturally we had to ask about the show’s 2017 winner Artsvik.

“She’s a very talented girl and I like her personality also. This song was written especially for her and she did the best that she could do there. She showed our country, Armenia, in the best way.”

So is Asmik planning to compete in Depi Evratesil 2018?

“Yeah, I actually thought a lot about it and I even decided to ask my fans, Would you like me to be a participant in 2018? I was surprised that they reacted very positively, so I decided yes, I will, I’ll try again. I think this time I’ll do everything and luck will be with me.”

Asmik came to Tbilisi for Junior Eurovision, and had plenty to say about the show and its singers.

“I liked it. They’re all very talented kids — it was big stress for them, because they’re little kids. It’s stress even for big people. I liked Polina, she’s a very talented girl, but we voted a lot for Misha and his performance was just amazing. That thing that he rode on the stage was so cool. I even can’t understand how a person can drive it and sing as well.”

She has a message for you all.

“I wish you guys a lot of love and of course special and beautiful music in your life with a high quality of course. I want you to remember that all of you —every one of you — are unique and you can get your dream, your goal, never give up and go forward. I love you so much.”

Are you excited about Asmik’s return to Depi Evratesil? Do you think she can represent Armenia this year? Let us know in the comments box below. 

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60 Comments on "Asmik Shiroyan: I’ll do everything I can at Depi Evratesil 2018"

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Klar
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Asmik <3

Jam
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Asmik! Go girl!

Dorde
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This girl is just fire ^_^ ^_^

Anabel
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As a fan expert in Eurovision I can say one thing. She was loved and accepted by public, has unique and strong voice, (also very good taste of music I can sense), she is way too beautiful, creates emotion with people on stage (very important point). Hope she works with good experts and chooses the right song. Because it will be very important, and with also a good song added she has the ticket to Lisbon in her pocket.

Jam
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omg

Grandiosa
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I am so happy that she is participating again! This girl is a fighter

?????
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Wish you best of luck Asmik jan. Armenians in Dnepr are with you. I will ask all my friends in Armenia to vote for you.

Zuzanna
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Good luck Asmiiiik. You are the only artist with all the necessary components for Eurovision. You just pick the right song to show all the power and beauty of your voice. Love you – From Poland

Simon
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Asmik will be a total slayage on the Eurovision stage , love her so much <3

Armine
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Goog Luck Asmik jan. We so much hope that finally this year you will win

Julie
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Iveta Mukuchyan’s copy paste but she doesn’t have such self confidence like Iveta has. Let’s see what she sigs!

Murat
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Clearly another paid “troll” that does not know how to spell / type SING but uses sigs!

Selena
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disagree. Iveta is different. Speaking about confidence on stage? watch her performances on last years’ Depi Evratesi and feel the confidence.

Avat
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It is more than clear that this is useless to reply the insults that are coming from the friends under my friendly comment. And WIWIs should be kind and delete those comments! If this is the way you are trying to promote your friend just continue. According to you Hasmik is on the same level with Michael Jackson, Beyonce etc Wonder why she didin’t win The Voice of Ukraine like Sevak Khanagyan won Ukranian X-Factor. She will win because she is nice and hot? Last winners Jamala and Salavador Sorbal were not that hot/beautiful but won Eurovision with winning song.… Read more »
Murat
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ummm……. did not realise that you promote the idea of sensorship and do not respect the right of free speech, there is no insults on this thread as I can see..

Andy
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hahaha 😀 you are so funny ! stop creating drama around yourself. The only dirty tactic user is you “whoever you are” . If you can’t accept thing as they are just get out of our peaceful discussion! wiwi should block you definitely #envyfanofnone

George
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On the floor ???? I assume that the user behind this comment is way too ugly ).

Selena
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The only insulting user is you and you try to speak about friendly comments? It is Asmik’s interview, if you can’t accept fans supporting their fav artist then get out of here plz. #hater

Avat
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I’m also fan and I’m free to do what I do. Btw unlike you I don’t write negarive things about Hasmik. I just say that let the best song win. Here is an article about other contestant where the same Hasmik’s Cyber Army using exactly the same sentences makes cheap promotion under Tamar Kaprelian’s article:
http://esctoday.com/152366/armenia-tamar-kaprelian-attempts-return-eurovision-2018/
The most disgusting is that Tamar also wrote comments and read what you guys spam under her article!
Hasmik and her Facebook army should learn to respect other contestants.
Now I leave this cult-site of Hasmik Shiroyan’s worship as I simply want to vomit from what I read.

Aminata
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support your favorite artist without provocation. I read comments and all the negative came from yours. People who create their own drama, deserve their own karma ;)) Good luck to you

Jessica21
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They will probably end up sending another Qélé Qélé 2.0 or LoveWave 2.0 and armenians will be like “OMG!!! THIS IS THE WINNER!! YIPPIEE!!” lol. I used to get annoyed by that, but since last year I just find it ridiculous. They need to try something different and modern, perhaps they need to approach foreign teams just like some of the Balkan countries do now. Anyways good luck

Aram
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love her so much, hope this year they wont make the same mistake an Asmik will finally go for it

Lilia
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Asmik is a fantastic singer, as from all the announced candidates she is the most likely to win the show as an artist, let’s hope for a great song.

Jerusalem 2019
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No matter what they come up with, armenians will be overrating their entries just like every single year which’s kinda frustrating. I mean we saw what happened after all the fuss they created around Artsvik. :p

Ronda
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Very much agree. And let’s not forget about hijacking all the esc-related polls. That’s just annoying. >_<

beccaboo1212
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Yerevan 2019!!! 😀

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I have nothing against Hasmik as a person but really dislike the artificial fuss created by her fans around her. We haven’t heard the songs and they spam everythere Hasmik Shiroyam or “winning material”. Getting hilarious and this remindes me the fuss and negative environment created around Emmy/Mihran. Anyways just because of this hype in case Hasmik’s song is on the same level with another competing song i won’t vote for her just because of this artificial hype. Hasmik is nice girl from a talant show but nothing more and there are 1000s like her inside Armenia and outside. As… Read more »
Drum Guy
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You should not be surprised, she is a huge fan favorite to win the contest. And she has everything for that, strong vocals, good looking charismatic singer, all she need to win is the song which will have soon. All the mentioned artists have nothing to do with Eurovison. As an Armenian I see only Asmik on that stage.
Abt Tamar, she is a nice singer, but not vocally strong as Asmikand she already did what she could in 2015. And her team is old school.

Artashes
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Asmik is a fantastic singer, and you’ll have to be extremely stupid to write negative comments abt her!

David Babayan
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Tamar is that you ? 😀 we are already fed up with every comment mentioning qele qele creators and all, we need new Artist (and talented one)! Deal with it already

Mariam
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abt mentioned artists
nemra – bands do not win in Eurovision.
Vigen Hovsepyan – who the hell is he? )
Srbuk – not for eurovision
Garik and Sona – typical Armenain singers for Armenian public
Tamar – meh , she can’t bring us a victory.

So I go for Asmik

Avat
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Bands actually win eurovision like Finland did in 2006
Vigen Hovsepyan – this is 21st century. Google. Unlike Hasmik he has a great album and official videos,
Srbuk – Are you the one who decides what is for Eurovision and what is not?
Garik and Sona – they aren’t
Tamar – It is typical opinion of the friend of Hasmik!

Murat
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Thank you for your analysis of the competition and “opinon” , you are misguided and I am thankful you are not on the Jury , or you would sink us completley.

TheDrMistery
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Classy for her to say only good things about others.

Jo
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Everything? 8)

JOJOJJOJOJOJOJO
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queen. i hope the armenian people vote for her! i pray she will be in lisbon

Ron
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I would love to see her do a song like disco style song like Sweet Lovin, the one she sang at Depi Evratesil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAvHkIIKjG4

Anna
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Even though I like Hasmik very much, I think its time to send our DRUG queen Kamil, she also confirmed for Depi Evratesil, she is different, Armenia should try her this time.

Ani
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Wtf ? 😀 I guess Kamil will be there just for the show. This year we need a real artist with normal song.

Anna
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So many times we had real artists with descent and good songs, and what? Our best result till date is only 4th. I don’t think that Kamil would bring a better place, but it would be entertaining. I have lost my hope that we can win in adult Esc one year, so a slight and fresh change will be great.

Ani
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If she chooses a powerful song she definitely will win. Good luck

Amparo
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Was my favorite last year. <3 Armenia come on, you have a winner material. CHoose her already

Anabela
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You don’t even know what her song is going to be like. ._.

Arman
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:O just found out that she knows 5 languages WOW !! Smart beauty

12
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Russian, Ukrainian, Armenian, English and Polish?

ImFromRomania
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YES PLEASE <3 !!!

Arman
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Good Luck Asmik jan! Armenians support you <3 All the votes fro my family will go for you.

Meduzza
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She is so damn beautiful and talented. Definitely will win Depi Evratesil!

Andy
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Asmik is just great. Strong vocals , good looking, takes the stage like a real star. Armenia choose her plzz

Sam
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Her surname is “SHiroyan”, not “SIroyan”. Anyway, good job, Rezo! It’s really nice to see how you cooperate with neighboring country.

Emilie
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Love her! She has everything to do well at Eurovision: great voice, appearance, charisma and etc. Go, girl! You should represent Armenia next year!

Nancy G
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This is going to be a bloodbath! Asmik AND Tamar have already confirmed their intentions. It’s going to be lit!

Andy
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Tamar is not as strong as Asmik. Besides people want to see new faces

Ron
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While I agree that Tamar is not a stronger artist, but she’s got a very strong team behind her. The composers of her song are Sebu from Capital Cities and DerHova (the composer of Qele-Qele). So, she’s definitely got the right team behind her.

Drake
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Strong team does not mean strong artist & song. We have a lot of examples in ESC for that matter. We still need to listen the song. Besides we do not know who is Asmik working with. In her interview she mentioned that she is working with both Armenian composers and international ones. Besides she made a contract with UK’s “The Famous Company” maybe they write song for her. Who knows )

Avat
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Normal British composers don’t write eurovision songs for UK wonder what will make them to write a song for her. Anyways Armenia unlike Azerbaijan doesn’t need foreigners to write a song which will represent our country.

Avat
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P.S. Team means songwriters and a world class songwriter is standing behind Tamar’s song.

Avat
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Don’t generalise your opinion. In normal conditions I’d prefer Tamar.

Hazar
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Azerbaijan has better songs and artists than your armenia

Mathias
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OMG !!! Yaaaaas my queen ! go for it