Depi Evratesil introduced us to many talented performers and gave us plenty of memorable, high-octane performances. And tonight Armenia’s three-month long national selection finally comes to an end. But only two ladies — edgy upstart Marta and experienced balladeer Artsvik — have made it to the Christmas Eve showdown. And only one will be crowned the winner and head to Eurovision 2017.

Following last weekend’s live show, we asked you to decide who your favourite was. After counting 3,253 votes, we can now reveal that Artsvik is your winner — with 73% of the vote. Yes, that’s a landslide.

Marta vs. Artsvik

In many ways this contest is a matter of the unpredictable vs. the steady. While Marta has been the most versatile performer in the competition — serving everything from show-stopping and avant-garde to ethnic and traditional — Artsvik has cruised through in her comfort zone: the emotional ballad.

But Marta’s game is a dangerous one — she has been erratic and hit-or-miss. Artsvik may be predictable but she’s unyielding and assured. Their song choices in the Eurovision covers round emphasise how different these two ladies are. Artsvik chose to show off her vocals with “A Million Voices” while Marta flaunted her artistry as she covered “Rhythm Inside“.

It may be a case of comparing apples and oranges but we gave our readers the chance to make that decision. Our readers certainly have a clear favourite going into the final.

Who Should Win Depi Evratesil — Results

  1. Artsvik — 73.38% (2387 votes)
  2. Marta — 26.62% (866 votes)

The Grand Final

The results of the live shows have thus far been determined by both jury vote and televote. Last week, our very own William served on the international jury in the Semi Final. During the Grand Final, the jury will consist of Armenian musicians from the diaspora and their results will be combined with the televotes.

Marta has been the clear favourite of Armenian televoters in both live shows to date, while her performance with the juries has been up and down. Artsvik will likely need the support of the jury if she hopes to overcome Marta’s support from the public. Only one point separated the two ladies last week and we expect it to go down to the wire again.

Hovig the Cypriot representative for Eurovision 2017 — will also perform at the Grand Final. Speaking on Aravot Luso — an Armenian morning show — Hovig, who comes from an Armenian background, revealed that this was his first visit to the country. He discussed his road to Eurovision and remained impartial when asked to choose between Marta or Artsvik. Hovig also promised to return to Armenia after his song is revealed. He’s building bridges, y’all!

The final of Depi Evratesilstreamed live — airs tonight at 18:00 CET. Make sure to watch along and check back on wiwibloggs for all the results.

Are you excited for the final of Depi Evratesil? Who do you want to win? Let us know in the comments below.

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Harut
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Harut

She won.Amazing voice and waiting for a great entery and I think it’ll be ballad

EscPotato
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EscPotato

Artsvik has won! Yay! 😀

Kris
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Kris

Why is iveta lip- syncing?

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

either artist would be great
also looks like cyprus is gonna be getting some big points from armenia 😉

Cathal
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Cathal

Hovig is performing, guess some $$$$$ is getting splashed at Armenia from Cyprus.

Daniel L.
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Daniel L.

Marta is original

Forget about jury..Idc how good Artsvik’s vocal is…ESC voting system is messed up anyway …We want to listen to an original song not a boring ballad..I feel like Artsvik will sing a ballad …so that’s a no from me.

JonathanUK
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JonathanUK

Artsvik is simply the better vocalist! And her ability to pronounce English words is far superior to Marta’s! With a crystal clear vocal and brilliant song choice, Artsvik may be able to win over enough of the televote in order to topple Marta’s televote lead and coupled with the support of the jury, I fully expect Artsvik to win. And she will deserve it.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

But now that I think about it, Marta’s victory could lead us to a Boom Boom sized mess… so maybe the ballad would be a good choice, if it’s even 1/10th as good as A Million Voices!

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

I don’t want Armenia to send a boring ballad and get 80 points from migrants and nothing more than that. Marta is the way to go if they want to win.

Harut
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Harut

Both are great and I’m really looking forward .Goid luck but I might add that I have felling that Marta would win

Romb'bomb
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Romb'bomb

Artsvik was fantastic at Voice Russia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_SKihJq6Ts Depi Evratesil lacks good sound.

Marco
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Marco

Gooo Artsvik!

matilda teodora
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matilda teodora

hope Marta will bring her best performance on depi evratesil and win ,Artsvik is good,but a safe choice for Armenia

Alex...
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Alex...

Slay Marta, slay. You’ve been my favourite since the auditions! Artsvik is okay, but boring and predictable.