Armenia hasn’t yet won the adult Eurovision, but it’s already conquered pre-teen pop. Back in 2010 Vladimir Arzumanyan took “Mama” straight to the top. We had the pleasure to be there in Minsk to watch the points roll in.
Now Armenian national broadcaster AMPTV is calling on young singers to represent Armenia at Junior Eurovision 2014. But just as the playground has its set of rules, so does the National Selection.
The contest is open to those aged between 10 to 15 years of age (on 15 Nov) who are citizens or have lived in Armenia for at least 2.5 years.
- The song should be 2.30-2.45 seconds in duration.
The song must be sung predominantly in Armenian, with a foreign language comprising no more than 25% of the lyrics.
The song must be new and not published until before May 1, 2014.
Children aged 10 to 15 must have actively participated in the creation of the song, even if they do not participate in the performance of the song as backing vocalists, dancers and musicians.
No more than six performers may appears on stage as part of any single act.
It is not allowed to participate in the competition again (except the dancers and back-vocalists).
The application should include the recorded song (CD / MP3,WAV), song lyrics, copies of the performer’s passport, photographs of the performers, and relevant contact information. Packages must be submitted to the following address: RA, 0047, Yerevan, Nork -47 G. Hovsepian 26, Armenian Public TV, or by e-mail to [email protected]. For more information please call 010,65,58,96 or 094,4942,82.
Besides its win in 2010, Armenia has come second at Junior Eurovision two times—in 2007 and 2009. Armenia also hosted Junior Eurovision 2011.
Photo: junioreurovision.tv (EBU)