depi evratesil tamar kaprelian hayk 2018

Armenia’s Depi Evratesil 2018 kicks off in February. With all 20 acts having been revealed at the end of December, we now finally get to hear the songs.

Over the course of the next four days, we’ll hear all of the entries in full, with five songs being released each day. Today’s entries include Tamar Kaprelian and Depi Evratesil 2017 act, Amaliya Margaryan.

Amaliya Margaryan — “Waiting for the Sun”

Anyone who kept a close eye on last year’s Depi Evratesil may recognise Amaliya. As part of Hayko’s team, she made it to the duel stage, before knocked out by Anna Danielyan.

Amaliya has plenty of other TV show experience, too. She competed in Russia’s Golos in 2015, making it to the duel stage there as well. She also participated in X Factor Ukraine in the same year, singing Conchita’s “Rise Like a Phoenix” in her audition.

Hayk Kasparov — “Enamórame”

Hayk is bringing multi-national flavour with his entry, “Enamórame”. The Spanish-language song is written by the team of Rafael Artesero and Jose Juan Santana. Rafael wrote Andorra’s 2005 and 2006 Eurovision entries, while the duo most recently teamed up on Maika’s “Momento critico” in Objetivo Eurovision 2017.

There’s not just Spanish flair here though. Hayk is Armenian born, but currently lives in Germany. Amongst his previous plaudits, he’s won the Golden Lyre award in 2009 for “Best Song of the Month”.

Nemra — “I’m a Liar”

Nemra are a four piece band from Yerevan. The group describe their music as “outrageous Indie rock, a dream Soft rock with elements of British rock, Folk rock and even Meditative rock”. That’s a lot of rock, y’all!

Since forming in 2012, the band have played in multiple countries. In their own words, they’ve even “created (its) imaginary Nemra planet”. The group’s name is “Armen” backwards, standing for Armenia.

Tamar Kaprelian — “Poison (Ari Ari)”

The only act in the selection with true Eurovision experience. Tamar Kaprelian was part of Armenian supergroup Genealogy in 2015, entering with “Face the Shadow”. She’s been a popular figure amongst fans since then, and has been engaging regularly with them about her entry for Depi Evratesil, “Poison (Ari Ari)”.

In an interview with wiwibloggs, Tamar says “I want people in Armenia to know me as a songwriter, as a singer and as a social entrepreneur.” Will they also know her as their Eurovision 2018 representative?

Suren Poghosyan — “The Voice”

19 year old Suren lists himself as a “singer, director, actor”. He has previously attempted to enter X Factor Armenia and won 1st place in the “Pop Vocal” category at the Resonance International Music Festival.

Suren has even covered “Face the Shadow” on his YouTube page. He’ll be hoping to be singing his own song, “The Voice”, in Lisbon.

What do you think of the five acts revealed today? Do you think Armenia has a potential winner on there hands? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Rasmeek
Rasmeek
2 years ago

Any Nemranians here???
Nemras song is the special one , i love it

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
2 years ago

It’s NOT because she’s a familiar name but Tamar’s song is perhaps my favorite so far. The staging is great potential but I’m curious how she will sound live.

Angela
Angela
2 years ago

Tamar’s song is really really good! I can already see it on a eurovision stage, this is the song to pick if we want a chance to win!
Amaliya and Nemra are decent but not too special. I really don’t like Enamorame (seriously a song in Spanish?? Where’s the logic, juries won’t like this at all) and The Voice (There will be at least 5 other songs similar to this at the contest, it’s forgettable).

Aram Mp3
Aram Mp3
2 years ago

So many Azerbaijani comments under Tamar’s video. Omg. And sometimes it’s really funny being an Armenian who knows Azerbaijani language perfectly to understand everything what they’re writing! I mean, leave Tamar alone. Please be objective in your judgements, dear neighbors. Even Dihaj was in my top more higher than Artsvik and “Skeletons” is still playing in my playlist (even though I think that Artsvik had a better live performance, I mean vocally she was really strong, hands down). Please, guys, Armenians and Azerbaijanis! Be more respectful to each other because I’m too tired to always see your fights under the… Read more »

LiGhts
LiGhts
2 years ago
Reply to  Aram Mp3

There are a lot of dislikes, you possibly cannot expect them all from Azerbaijanis. As an Azerbaijani, I pressed the like button, since it was pretty good. I think you should search the answer in behalf of Armenia. It seems to me that there is a creepy game playing against Tamar.

Alexa
Alexa
2 years ago
Reply to  LiGhts

Yeah true I can’t imagine all the hate to come from Azerbaijan sure some of them are but definitely not all 800+ I believe most of the hate comes from Armenians themselves and some hard-core asmik fans… I’m sooo ashamed of my own country for being so mean to such an incredible talented and smart girl she does so much for our musically talented teens and young adults and in return gets so much hate for it it just disgusts me

Alex Belgium
Alex Belgium
2 years ago

Tamar go home, you don’t have a voice.

beccaboo1212
2 years ago

My top 5:

1. “Poison (Ari Ari)” by the one, the only, Tamar Kaprelian 🙂 10/10
2. “Waiting for the Sun” by Amaliya Margaryan 9.5/10
3. “I’m a Liar” by Nemra 9.5/10
4. “The Voice” by Suren Poghosyan 7/10
5. “Enamórame” by Hayk Kasparov 6.5/10

Esc
Esc
2 years ago

Poison sounds like a demo, a good revamp wil help this song, in my opinion i think this only need get strength…

Steve
Steve
2 years ago
Reply to  Esc

Exactly. Although it is my favourite atm, I think that will revamp the song and make the tempo more upbeat. If so, then this will sound like a winner. I think they will do this for live shows. But the song is really strong.

Ron
Ron
2 years ago

I had no doubt that Tamar was going to come out with something memorable and fun and ethnic and she has delivered. But, what shocked me is Amalya’s song. The girl has an amazing voice and the song while not very memorable, can do very very well at Eurovision (give me Sound of Silence vibes).

1. Tamar 10/10
2. Amalya 10/10
3. Suren 6/10
4. Hayk 4/10
5. Nemra 4/10

H5rre
H5rre
2 years ago

My favourite for sure is Tamar- Poison! If Armenia were to select this and I’m sure they will, I would love that this is the third ethno pop sounding song that they’ve sent for the third year in a row and it’s actually a really great bop aswell! I can see the staging for it now at Eurovision. It’s going to be amazing live. It has to be! ?

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

Poison is not bad. It’s actuslly very good and catchy. Love the traditional sound. It’s got the hook and makes you listen to it again.

Kjetil
Kjetil
2 years ago

The verses of Poison are awesome but the chorus is a big letdown unfortunately. I’m very pleasantly surprised with I’m A Liar <3
The other ones are all just mediocre for me.

ArmRus
ArmRus
2 years ago

It’s only 5 songs of 20 and people here complaining that line up is weak. Btw Tamar’s song is really a BOP <3

D
D
2 years ago

I think Poison would’ve sounded better with a more powerful singer. Tamar’s voice is too soft and delicate for a song like this.

H5rre
H5rre
2 years ago
Reply to  D

Maybe Tamar can prove you wrong when she sings it live 🙂 live version I’m sure will be stronger anyway since we’ve actually heard Tamar sing live before for Face Your Shadow 🙂 she’s actually good live

Jo
Jo
2 years ago

Tamar’s song is the strongest here.

Héctor
Héctor
2 years ago

Oh Armenia, did you really think this is a good line-up? What a weak selection. I don’t even going to bother on commenting all these songs.Tbh, I was expecting something more from Tamar. Her song is probably the best from this bunch (which isn’t very difficult), but all the hype just for this? Special negative mention for “Enamórame”. What’s going on this year with these crappy, cheesy, bland, weak, awful and disastrous try hard “Despacito” wannabe songs? Those Spanish composers are ridiculous, they are always producing this outdated and non-sense songs. Seriously, the lyrics are pathetic, as the ones in… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago

Not very promising so far. “Poison” at least has that ethnic spice that I always expect from Armenia. “Waiting for the Sun” is very decent, but you already forgot it when the song ends. I kinda like “I’m a Liar” but I don’t think it works in an Eurovision context (and yeah, I meant context, not contest). The other songs just bored me.

SARA
SARA
2 years ago

Tamar-song-0/10
Hayk-0/10
Suren-02/10
Amalia-06/10
Nemra-09/10

H5rre
H5rre
2 years ago
Reply to  SARA

Seriously you think Nemra is good? Ok well if you want Armenia to miss the final then good for you I guess

Alex Belgium
Alex Belgium
2 years ago
Reply to  SARA

Bravo!!! 100% agree!

Nikos
Nikos
2 years ago

Yessss I am loving Tamar’s song.

Random.Sage
Random.Sage
2 years ago

Tamar and Suren are legit! Tamar’s ethno-pop entry gets my 12pts doe.

All of these songs need remastering, though. lol

Coolhand
Coolhand
2 years ago

Poison is a BOP. One of my fav songs I’ve heard in the national finals so far.

KE2018
KE2018
2 years ago

I like that ethnic vibes in Poison

Ast
Ast
2 years ago

Nemra ??

Ast
Ast
2 years ago
Reply to  Ast

Nemra the best

Varduhi
Varduhi
2 years ago

Quality,interesting lyrics,fresh and with taste -Nemra.

Khav
Khav
2 years ago

Ari Ari is really good I don’t get the hate…

Going wild in Safari
Going wild in Safari
2 years ago

I also don’t like any of these songs.

AngieP
AngieP
2 years ago

“Waiting for the sun” is a pretty good song. Beautiful voice and it has the potential of having a great staging. “Enamorame” won’t go far I believe four 2 reasons: 1) it doesn’t have the Armenian element, it’s more pop music of western Europe and 2) it’s in another language besides Armenian and English. Honestly, I don’t know why he sings in Spanish. Not a bad song, but not for Armenia. “I’m a liar”: Here’s the thing with this song. It’s really good, I like it, but I it gets repetitive after a while. Also, I like the chorus more… Read more »

TJ
TJ
2 years ago
Reply to  AngieP

Zoe did sing in french as Austrian representative and did well. We should stop having prejudices about the language an artists choses to represent his country. Let him sing chinese if he wants to xD

SARA
SARA
2 years ago

nemra the best

Avat
Avat
2 years ago

Fake dislikes under Tamar’s video. In 2 minutes 400 dislikes – while in 40 minutes it had 200 likes and 15 dislikes. Maybe one of contestants shared the link to late with it’s army .
Hope Sevak and Gata Band have better songs to offer.

ari
ari
2 years ago

Slightly Under whelmed ngl. Looking forward to my girl asmiks song on Wednesday

ARI JAN JAN
2 years ago

Slightly Under whelmed ngl. Looking forward to my girl asmiks song on Wednesday

Yerevan is calling
Yerevan is calling
2 years ago

I think Kamil is gonna do very well! Mark my words!

SARA
SARA
2 years ago

IDIOT

H5rre
H5rre
2 years ago

I think it will be a 1 on 1 battle with Tamar and Asmik but I’m 100% certain that Tamar will get to go to Eurovision but that doesn’t mean I don’t think asmiks song will not be great. I’m sure it will be a big hit in Armenia and other countries but from what I heard about it so far, it doesn’t sound like her song would be right for the contest but let’s just wait and see on Wednesday I guess ? but I will say this, Tamar is going to win and I stand by that ?

Yerevan is calling
Yerevan is calling
2 years ago
Reply to  H5rre

Unfortunatly it won’t be between them! Mger Armenia has powerful support (I don’t mean fans, its a different support) and the only person who has huge army of fans is Sevak Khanagyan. Kamil gonna get the protest votes too! Tamar has no chance to win by televotes and usualy international jurors don’t like folk and bilingual stuff! We will talk after the final!

Yerevan is calling
Yerevan is calling
2 years ago

Amalya’s song is cute and Tamar’s song can become a real hit if some changes are done and if culmination gets stronger /more bombastic/.
Hilarious how Tamar is hated by the fans of other contestants. In facebook noticed comments where some fans claimed that the song of other contestant is better but it’s funny that the song mentioned in their comments is not even published!
1. Tamar Kaprelian 7/10
2. Amalya 6,5/10
3. Nemra 6/10
4. Suren 5/10
5. Hayk Kasparov 3/10
Hope tomorow there will be better Armenian made songs

West
West
2 years ago

I’m not a huge fan of any of those 5 songs – but there are 15 songs left and I think it is possible they’re saving the reveal of the best for later.

Epi Dimi
Epi Dimi
2 years ago

Somebody, anybody tell Armenia that it’s 2018 for God’s sake. What are those songs? lol They sound so old-fashioned and boring and cliché (yes, I am looking at you, Tamar).

Ian Gallagher
Ian Gallagher
2 years ago

I didn’t like any of the songs presented so far. Things don’t look good for Armenia.

NickC
NickC
2 years ago

Tamar’s song is soo underwhelming. I had huge hopes.

Rich
Rich
2 years ago

Poison is really good…..love it!

Rich
Rich
2 years ago
Reply to  Rich

ENAMÓRAME is getting into my head….its so good too.

EscAU
EscAU
2 years ago

The Spanish one is so good it’s fun and punchy, like Inna x Spanish x Armenia, the others are just boring ballads, Tamar’s one is second for me, it’s kind of like 08 Gaga x Armenia

José
José
2 years ago

This is not what I expected. Such a disappointment. I can’t see any of these songs qualifying to the Eurovision final unfortunately. :/

Jay
Jay
2 years ago

Nothing intersting … Destination Eurovision songs are better

Jerusalem 2019
Jerusalem 2019
2 years ago

I don’t like any of these songs. Perhaps they presented the worst ones first. Looking forward to the other songs.

irish esc
irish esc
2 years ago

the winner is not in the first 5 songs hoping for better in the next few days

MD
MD
2 years ago

Well, actually none of them is bad… but definitely something is missing from all of them

Kaz
Kaz
2 years ago

I don’t know why everyone hates it , I think ENAMÓRAME is better than Poison. It starts off promising but ends up sounding like a Lady Gaga song from 2008 (Paparazzi in particular). Someone said that this is better than Malta and Switzerland combined but both have at least 2 or 3 different songs. However there are still 15 songs to be released. Surprisingly I think the Czech Republic and Albania have had the strongest national finals although I think La Forza from Eesti Laul is the best song so far. Also I still miss Orgesa 🙁

oldschool
oldschool
2 years ago
Reply to  Kaz

Not agree melfest or destination eurovision will be the strongest national final this year

Hatshepsut
Hatshepsut
2 years ago
Reply to  Kaz

I agree with you, Katz. La Forza is still the best song I’ve heard from any NF.

dolu
dolu
2 years ago
Reply to  Hatshepsut

Lol if you re into classic or opera maybe but we are in 2018, songs as La forza have been already seen in esc(france 2011 and others),nothing new so stop the bad faith maybe.

oldschool
oldschool
2 years ago
Reply to  Hatshepsut

Pathetic bad faith…. we have seen many many times songs like la forza in esc (france 2011 and others) then nothing new but we are in 2018, open your mind maybe. republic czech or albania best national final Looooooooooooool you’re so funny !! But completety Out.

Gobio
Gobio
2 years ago

A lot of them have interesting instrumentals, but beyond all the decorations it is indeed quite generic and not very memorable, hope the next bunch will have better songs.

Enchanted Lobster
Enchanted Lobster
2 years ago

Amaliya Margaryan — “Waiting for the Sun” (Nice song, nothing memorable, tho.) Hayk Kasparov — “Enamórame” (I like some parts, but his voice is so bad and unexperienced that even the studio version can’t do anything about it.) Nemra — “I’m a Liar” (A “Summer Wine” rip-off, retro *not in the good way* and boring) Tamar Kaprelian — “Poison (Ari Ari)” (I hate it when songs start promising, then bury themselves six feet in dirt. The ethno parts are salvageable… but they need a better song.) Suren Poghosyan — “The Voice” (There are hundreds of songs like this one. Literally!… Read more »

dolu
dolu
2 years ago

No songs please me here, 2 boring ballads, 2 catchies but weaks songs, and one group with a not bad song but not good too…..

Dew
Dew
2 years ago

I don’t like any of these songs. Hoping for other entries that can impress me like a winning song.

MTD
MTD
2 years ago

These 5 are better than Malta and Switzerland together. LOL

dolu
dolu
2 years ago
Reply to  MTD

We can have hope for switzerland but with these 5 songs here no sorry

Kaz
Kaz
2 years ago
Reply to  MTD

Honestly I don’t hear even a qualifier here. The best songs are the Spanish one and Waiting For The Sun. Tamara was a let down.

Ian Gallagher
Ian Gallagher
2 years ago
Reply to  MTD

“Song for Dad” from Malta and all of the songs from Swiss selection is actually better than these five songs of Armenia I think.

Héctor
Héctor
2 years ago
Reply to  MTD

Sorry…? Are we listening to the same songs?

Kris
Kris
2 years ago

I really really like Ari Ari !!
Emorame is also good.

Kris
Kris
2 years ago
Reply to  Kris

So is voice!! Sorta reminded me of Gabrelius vagelis’ song from last year in Lithuania.