As Depi Evratestil 2018 reveal week continues, we now get to hear the next five songs. Armenia’s 1TV have wasted no time in releasing the next group of competing songs!
Today’s group includes two alums from Depi Evratesil 2017. Artsvik and Gevorg Harutyunyan are both back and ready for more. There’s plenty of other Armenian talent in the line-up, including an X Factor star.
Arman Mesropyan — “What You Hide”
26 year old Arman’s biggest moment in his career so far has been his participation in the 2017 Slavianski Bazaar contest. Amongst those he competed against were Croatia’s 2016 act, Nina Kraljic, as well as Nevena Bozovic of Moje 3.
Unfortunately, Arman didn’t make the final of that contest, but he’ll no doubt be using that experience at Depi Evratesil. He’s also featured on the song “Menakhosutyun” alongside Rob Avalyan.
Asmik Shiroyan — “You & I”
Asmik makes her return to Depi Evratesil, after impressing as part of Iveta Mukuchyan’s team. She ultimately left the competition last year at the “One of Two” battle stage, but is back for more in the new 2018 format.
Her songwriting team for “You & I” have been responsible for some major international hits. They include James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go”, and Kygo’s “Stole the Show”. Will “You & I” make it worldwide too?
Gevorg Harutyunyan — “Stand Up”
Another alumni of last year’s Depi Evratesil, Gevorg was part of Inga’s team. He too went out during the “One of Two” stage, losing to eventual 3rd place finisher, Syuzanna Melqonyan. He also finished 5th in the 2013 series of X Factor Armenia.
Gevorg isn’t just a talented singer, though. He was the winner of the fourth season of Parahandes, the Armenian version of the Dancing with the Stars franchise.
Mger Armenia — “Forever”
Mger Armenia is the stage name of Mher Mesropyan, one of the most decorated singers in Armenia today. In 2013, Mger won Male Singer of the Year at the Armenian Music Awards. Just last year, he was awarded the title of “Honored Artist of Armenia” by Armenian President, Serzh Sargsyan.
Mger participated in Armenia’s 2009 selection with “My Heart, My Soul”. He finished second overall, just behind Inga & Anush but ahead of the likes of Dorians.
Zhanna Davtyan — “Unbreakable”
Zhanna made her name in the 2014 edition of X Factor Armenia. Mentored by Armenia’s 2011 representative, Emmy, she finished 4th and the highest placed singer in the “Girls” category.
She released her single “Smile” in 2016, but she’s been otherwise quiet on the music scene. Depi Evratesil marks her return with the song “Unbreakable”.
Just five more songs left to go now. Do you think that we’ve already heard a definite winner of Depi Evratesil? Shout out all your thoughts and who’s your favourite in the comments section below.