depi evratesil 2018 asmik armenia

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.

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Slaytina
Slaytina
2 years ago

Asmik’s song is pretty much Little Mix’s Black magic but I love both so i’m fine with that

Hunter Doerksen
Hunter Doerksen
2 years ago

Asmik is very formulaic, but still good.

So far the best songs would be hers, Tamar’s, and Kamil’s I guess. Could argue Sevak over Kamil since Kamil is a joke, but I still think it’s better…

Daniel
Daniel
2 years ago

Who in Armenia is selection one average song after the other? I mean, I’m thankful that so far the only dreadful song is “Puerto Rico”, but come on! Sevak and Gevorg are the only two so far with decent songs, the others are unbearable and boring. The same cheap formula, non-amusing duduks (when the duduk is supposed to be emotional in nature) and poor lyrical content.
Honestly, I can see Armenia being left behind in the semis unless something urgent is done about this disappointing bag of entries.

Angela
Angela
2 years ago

Asmik’s song is definitely the best one out of these 5. Tamar’s song however is still my fave, it will stand out more during the contest. Asmik’s song is my 2nd fave though!

Lewis S
Lewis S
2 years ago

So far Im finding the selection Mediocre… you and I is alright but forgettable in my opinion. Don’t think Armenia will win but they’ll qualify. But never say never the last 5 songs might sway me… but an eesti laul song is winning for me.

o
o
2 years ago

“Stand Up” and “You and I” are classy songs – the best ones so far.

Micky
Micky
2 years ago

OMG is that a girl from last year’s Depi Evratesil? OMG I was so into her. Very passionate singer & We have to admit that she has really a powerful voice. Will pray too see her in Lisbon

Sergio
Sergio
2 years ago

You&I is a world-class hit song def. Asmik sounds so confident. Considering that there are not strong vocalists & songs, she can easel win.

Aramayis
Aramayis
2 years ago

Asmik killed everyone with this song and her vocals <3 all the boring ballads or some copy paste s from previous year's participants. So happy that finally we have a winning song. Consider the ticket to Lisbon is already in her pocket. Surely she will rock the staging.

Escfan96
Escfan96
2 years ago

As always armenians are going to create hype around their own entries. The same thing every single year. But guys, as we saw from last year your overreaction DOES NOT affect the result of the show. There’s nothing special about Asmik’s song, it sounds like a MF reject and I understand why. The only likeable entry is “Qami” bcuz it at least feels special and remarkable. The others are either old-fashioned or cheap or too pretentious to sound like somebody else. Things doesn’t look good for Armenia this year. But of course, there are five more songs left. Let’s wait.

Ron
Ron
2 years ago

Asmik’s song is amazing! It will easily reach top of the charts across Europe! My new top 5!

1. Asmik – You and I 10/10
2. Tamar – Poison (Ari, Ari) 9/10
= Amalya – Waiting for the Sun 9/10
4. Kamil – Puerto Rico 7.5/10
5. Sevak – Qami 7/10

Paul
Paul
2 years ago

Imagine if one of the last 5 songs was by sirusho – I. Would. DIE

Dino Zaur
Dino Zaur
2 years ago

Mark my words. Asmik Shiroyan will be the winner of Eurovision 2018

Donnie
Donnie
2 years ago
Reply to  Dino Zaur

?

Tenes Papadoupulu
Tenes Papadoupulu
2 years ago

I am completely in love with Asmik Shiroyan & her song. My hot favorite from all the 15 songs. Good Luck from Greece Armenia. And Depi Evratesil can easely compete with Melodifestivalen, well done

James
James
2 years ago

THIS IS total slayage <3 Asmiiik !!!! ^_^ not only composers of Sigala but this girl is working with Rihanna's & Shakira's & CL's creative director for the show. Depi Evratesil ??? I mean this is a winner act for Eurovision 2018 guys! srsly

Zenab
Zenab
2 years ago

OMFG is that true that Sigala’s composers wrote this song for Asmik ? ? I can’t believe this :O That’s why it sounds like world-class hit, it is like 2nd part of Sweet Loving. Well done Asmik. You were my favorite from the very beginning and I am so happy that my expectations are satisfied <3 Go my girl

Amiko
Amiko
2 years ago

Asmenia send Asmik Shiroyan and 12 points from Georgia is guaranteed <3 <3 She sounds so good. And from last year e can be sure that she will sound even better with performing it live

George
George
2 years ago

With this song Asmik humiliated all her competitors 😀 😀 good luck my queen!

Marc
Marc
2 years ago

Omg you don’t like Gevorg’s stand up?????? That song is awesome <3vocal and dramatic song just killing <3<3

Asatur
Asatur
2 years ago

Go Asmik! my all votes are for you! Great song, and oh those vocals <3 complitely in love with her

Marc
Marc
2 years ago

Omg you don’t like Gevorg’s stand up?????? That song is awesome ???? vocal and dramatic song just killing ?????

Marc
Marc
2 years ago

Omg you don’t like Gevorg’s stand up?????? That song is awesome ???? vocal and dramatic song just killing ?????

NickC
NickC
2 years ago

It will be a shame if Armenia and Romania will qualify over some countries without the sash factor this year. Both selections are very, very weak.Same goes for baltic nations, but they struggle to qualify anyway. I am keeping fingers crossed for some other nations like Finland, Czech Republic and even San Marino who are upping their game.

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago

Everybudy talking about Asmik while I’m really in love with ”Stand up”, like am I the only one who thinks this is totally amazing?

Marc
Marc
2 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

Gevorg and stand up awesome <3 the best<3

Marc
Marc
2 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

stand up awesome <3 the best<3

Rich
Rich
2 years ago

Asmik and Gevorg are the best here.

So far i like these singers
Tamar
Asmik
Sevak
Hayk
Gevorg

Héctor
Héctor
2 years ago

Again I’m not impressed by any of these songs. Armenia, what are you thinking? I was hoping for a hit from Asmik, but it’s crearly not “You & I” sounds dated and cheesy. At least, it’s uplifting.

Depi Evratesil is going to be really boring. I will wait if I like any of the last 5 songs, but I would have preferred an internal selection. It has worked well for Armenia all these years.

Héctor
Héctor
2 years ago
Reply to  Héctor

I will wait to see*

Ron
Ron
2 years ago
Reply to  Héctor

@Hector – I disagree. There are some very promising entries in this year’s Depi Evratesil.

Ron
Ron
2 years ago

I like Asmik’s song from this bunch. As of now there are 5 solid choices for Armenia:

1. Amalya – Waiting for the Sun
2. Tamar Kaprelian – Poison (Ari-Ari)
3. Asmik – You and I
4. Kamil – Puerto Rico
5. Sevak – Qamia

To be 100% honest, I know Puerto Rico is a a joke act but it’s so good I’ve listened to it like 10 times yesterday. It could do really well and show a different side of Armenia in the contest.

H5rre
H5rre
2 years ago

Asmiks song is just so disappointing tbh. It’s ok but it’s nothing special or memorable. Tamar’s song for me is still the best of the bunch so far tbh ??????

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago

Asmik has the best of this bunch, but I’m still not impressed by anything on the armenian selection. So far, I really really miss Iveta.

Joana Gomes
Joana Gomes
2 years ago

Tamar Kaprelian is the best, anyway

H5rre
H5rre
2 years ago
Reply to  Joana Gomes

I agree

AngieP
AngieP
2 years ago

Generally, I really like the traditional element and the Armenia sound in some songs.

Does “Stand up” remind you of “Rise like a phoenix”, or is it only me? It’s powerful, no doubt and I like the instrumentation.

The good surprise here is Asmik’s “You and I”. I liked the song since the first 5-10 seconds. You instantly like this and it’s perfect for the Eurovision stage. However, I need to see this live, because if the live performance isn’t great, there will be a problem. Great job though! “You and I” my favourite so far!

Tigran
Tigran
2 years ago

IM SORRY, I DONT KNOW ON WHAT KIND OF DRUGS YOU GUYS ARE….TAMAR IS CLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEARLY THE BEST CHOICE. AND IM NOT EVEN CONCERNING MARKETABILITY, SONG-SINGER-CONNECTION, INTERNATIONAL-ARMENIAN, GREAT LOOKS, PERFECT IN PR, INTERVIEWS – TAMAR IS THE WHOOOOOOLE PACKAGE, COUNTRIES WOULD KILL TO HAVE SOMEONE LIKE HER TO REPRESENT THEM. DONT LET yOURSELVES DOWN ARMENIANS, GRAB THIS OPPORTUNITY

Yerevan is Calling
Yerevan is Calling
2 years ago

Mher Armenia’s song – is utter trash Hasmik Shiroyan’s song is harmless hit from 90s, her voice is nice, could win Depi Evratesil but I’m not sure about Eurovision! And pitty that authors are foreigners . Gevorg Harutunyan – his song has very nice indtrumental arrangement but…… in some parts folk indtruments are useless and artificiall and I think a simple song like “Lost in you” would suit Gevorg’s voice more! Zhanna – nice song but overall this act itself is a participation for participation Arman Mesropyan – the same opinion as for Zhanna . Surely song would sound better… Read more »

Dolf
Dolf
2 years ago

I’ve listened to Asmik’s song five times so far. I enjoy it while I’m listening to it but as soon as it stops, I can’t remember anything about it.

I’m still humming that sodding Puerto Rico song though!

Kris
Kris
2 years ago
Reply to  Dolf

Contigo….. something something ….Puerto Rico
Contigo Puerto Rico
That song is actually good…..too bad they’re wasting it on a joke act. It could have been a real contender otherwise.

Alo
Alo
2 years ago

Asmik tried to do a Sweet Lovin’ 2.0. Not sure if she succeeded…

Thomso
Thomso
2 years ago

Asmik seems to be the favourite to win Depi Evratseil but at Eurovision. I don’t see this song end in the Top 10, Top 15 probably because it can be a very forgettable song

Justin
Justin
2 years ago

Only Asmik Shiroyan has a quality song. The others can go home. Asmik go for the victory ! Armenian people are with you

DeHa
DeHa
2 years ago

OMG did you know that Asmik is working with HiHat ? OMGDHSHDSD bring Rihanna to Armenia Asmiiik 😀 😀

Pip
Pip
2 years ago

I love Asmik, but to be completely honest, her song left me a little bit disappointed. It was well produced and catchy, but slightly too generic and it wouldn’t stand out at Eurovision. It just screams Denmark 2017 to me. I think Tamar or Kamil are the best bets as of now; both have interesting melodies and many memorable elements.

Edgar
Edgar
2 years ago

Why all comments about Asmik??
Did you hear Gevorg’s song? It’s a masterpiece, so different, and so touching. Eurovision needs such kind of music!

UnionJack
UnionJack
2 years ago
Reply to  Edgar

LOL he has horrible accent
Asmik FTW

Tojo
Tojo
2 years ago
Reply to  Edgar

I don’t think they’re from real Hasmik fans. They were probably posted from a data farm in Russia to make Queen Hasmiik look bad. Organised by one of her rivals? 🙁

o
o
2 years ago
Reply to  Tojo

Which “data farm” are you posting from?

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago

The instrumentation in Asmik’s song is so disappointing. Wasting her effort. I am old enough to remember the early 90’s when this type of song and vocal style actually had some chart success. I would be surprised if this worked well in Lisbon.

Daniel
Daniel
2 years ago

I read somewhere that president’s wife is supporting her!so It’s Asmik for Armenia

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

I like this song. We could have a breed song tomorrow when Gata Bend’s song gets its turn of release. They are very good, too. They eve opened the show of the public TV at New Year’s night which is really huge. Take a watch at their videos before the song is released. So far, Hasmik and Tamar are my winners. Sevak, Kamil and Nemra are runner-up. I think we might have one more strong contender for the trophy tomorrow. Let’s wait and see. My vote still goes to Tamar for herbauthentic and original entry.

Steve
Steve
2 years ago
Reply to  Steve

I like this song. We could have a great song tomorrow when Gata Bend’s song gets its turn of release. They are very good, too. They even opened the show on the public TV at New Year’s night, which is really huge. Take a watch at their videos before the song is released. So far, Hasmik and Tamar are my winners. Sevak, Kamil and Nemra are runner-up. I think we might have one more strong contender for the trophy tomorrow. Let’s wait and see. My vote still goes to Tamar for her authentic and original entry.

Mila Chek
Mila Chek
2 years ago

Hasmik Shiroyan that is what we need for eurovision!
She is gonna rock the stage for sure

Nare
Nare
2 years ago

Lets stop the show, cuz HASMIK is already the winner ??

AzeriChico
AzeriChico
2 years ago

My top 3 so far:
1. Asmik
2. Kamil
3. Amaliya

Hourey Simonyan
Hourey Simonyan
2 years ago

Girl you are gonna rock this stage! Very charismatic, talanted and beautiful Armenian girl. Love the song ??

Harutik
Harutik
2 years ago

Love you Asmik <3 <3 you are already my winner <3

hugo
hugo
2 years ago

Babeee, I’m gonna let you know, Asmik is the winner of Depi Evratesil 2018!

Jenni Clark
Jenni Clark
2 years ago

To be honest with you Hasmik’s song is the best compare all the bullish ones. Professional team with professional and catchy song. This what Armenia needs for Eurovision!