Last weekend the Armenian national selection Depi Evratesil kicked off with the first episode. A handful of artists competed for a place in the next round and, amid plenty of thrills and spills, twelve of them advanced. This week another wave of Eurovision hopefuls performed in front of the star-studded jury, fighting for the chance to represent Armenia at Eurovision 2017.
With a three-month long competition ahead, the wait to find out Armenia’s representative will be a long one. However, the winner of Depi Evratesil and Eurovision 2017 might be among those who auditioned this week. You can watch the episode in full below.
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Among the hopefuls this week was C’uc’o. Starting at 11:15, she impressed the judges with her rendition of Rihanna’s “We Found Love”. All six judges pressed their buttons, with Essaï enjoying the sound of her voice. Aram MP3 was familiar with her previous work and praised her stage presence and hoped she would go a long way in the competition.
One of the most noteworthy auditions of the episode came from Sona Dunoyan. Starting at 22:10, she performed Meghan Trainor’s “No” with guitar in hand. So much so that Aram MP3 and Iveta Mukuchyan pressed their buttons almost instantly. She finished with the approval of four judges — enough to advance to the next round. Hayko said that she walked in with a guitar and stole their hearts and looked forward to her future performances. Inga asked her to perform something else and Sona performed a traditional song, after which Inga and Essaï both pressed their buttons, giving her the approval of all six judges. Sometimes you gotta play to your roots to get ahead!
Gevorg Harutyunyan and Mart’a impressed the judges with upbeat songs. And Lilit Harutyunyan got all six buttons with her soulful performance starting at 3:38.
A short clip of this episode’s qualifiers is shown at 1:06:00. The auditions continue next weekend, when more hopefuls will try to impress the judges.
What do you think of the second episode of Depi Evratesil? Have we heard the winner yet? Let us know in the comments below.