Barev, Hayastan! Armenia has confirmed its participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 and Eurofans are now riding a lovewave of emotion. From Sirusho to Iveta via Aram Mp3, the land of Kamil Show is ready to put on yet another show in Rotterdam. Armenian broadcaster AMPTV confirmed the news to Wiwibloggs on Tuesday afternoon.
We don’t yet know how AMPTV will select their entry. In 2017 and 2018 they used the national selection show Depi Evratesil to decide on the artist and song. But in 2019 they decided to bypass a national selection and chose Srbuk internally.
Despite having a big voice and a much-loved number in “Walking Out”, she failed to qualify for the Grand Final — marking the second consecutive year Armenia had to sit out on the Saturday show. We’ve got our fingers crossed that their streak of bad luck ends now and that they’ll be ready to slay extra hard in 2020.
In 2006, Armenia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest and they are yet to win the competition.
If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that Armenia are at their best when they send a fierce female soloist.
Whether it is Sirusho or Iveta Mukuchyan, or Eva Rivas or Artsvik, Armenia has a plethora of female talent. It’s also no surprise that the country has won Eurovision’s Next Top Model twice, with Tamar Kaprelian taking out the honour in 2015 and Iveta Mukuchyan in 2016. Even national finals have thrown up fierce females, from Egine to Asmik Shiroyan. Who runs Armenia? Girls!
Armenia’s most memorable entries feature fierce females but they have plenty of male talent too. A strong debut with Andre was followed up by a beautiful ballad from Hayko. The likes of Aram MP3 hold Armenia’s equal best result and more recently, Sevak Khanagyan took us somewhere special with the first ever Eurovision entry completely in the Armenian language. The men of Armenia can definitely hold their own.
We are really happy to see Armenia in Rotterdam 2020. Are you as excited as we are? Do you think Armenia should consider a new selection process? Let us know in the comment section down below!