It’s been a week of reveals, but it’s finally coming to a close. Armenia’s 1TV has now revealed all 20 of the competing songs in Depi Evratesil 2018, after the release of the final five songs this morning.
Today’s last five acts might not have the star power that some of the previous days had. Still, there’s some real talent in here. Armenian folk band Gata Band enter, as well as Voice of Armenia act, Robert Koloyan.
Gata Band — “Shogha”
Gata Band’s vision is to revive interest in old Armenian folk music, and bringing it to a modern audience. For that reason, they’ve been labelled the Armenian version of Georgia’s Trio Mandili!
Gata Band have had some success breaking out to a wider audience as well, though. In 2016, they worked with British singer Joss Stone to release a song, putting them firmly on the international scene.
Lusine Mardanyan — “If You Don’t Walk Me Home”
A new name on the Armenian scene, Lusine actually has considerable ties with another entrant this year. Lusine is part of Tamar Kaprelian’s Nvak Foundation, and describes herself as a singer-songwriter.
She composed the music for her Depi Evratesil entry, “If You Don’t Walk Me Home”, herself. Can the student overtake the teacher in this contest?
Maria’s Secret — “Escape”
Based in Poland, solo artist Maria’s Secret is a real mixed bag of styles. Describing herself as “rap, hip-hop, pop, R&B and gospel”, it’s clear that she could bring a lot to the stage.
Not only that but she’s recently lent herself to some voice acting too, starring as rapper Cardi B in an animated parody video.
Mariam — “Fade”
Not the same Mariam Petrosyan who’s the award-winning painter and novelist, don’t worry. In fact, not a lot is known about this particular Mariam!
Mariam composed and wrote the lyrics to her Depi Evratesil entry “Fade” all by herself. One woman show, y’all!
Robert Koloyan — “Get Away From Us”
A Voice of Armenia alumni, Robert participated in the latest season in 2017. His audition song was, fittingly for this contest, “Rise Like a Phoenix” by Conchita.
Robert made it through to the knockout stage as part of Sofi Mkheyan’s team. Will he be able to make it all the way in Depi Evratesil?
That’s it! We’ve now heard all twenty of the competing entries for Depi Evratesil 2018. Who do you think should be the winner? Let us know in the comments section below!