Armenia Eurovision 2010 to 2019

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!

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Loin dici
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Bulgaria is in!

Indiana07
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Indiana07

Why did it take so long for them to confirm?

Indiana07
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Indiana07

It’s still a mistery for me that ‘Walking Out’ flopped. I know that the second semi was strong but it still should have qualified

Jorge
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Jorge

I really like the studio version but to be honest her staging was messy as in Macedonia-level messy and her vocals were too weak. I was shocked she didn’t qualify but I can understand why she didn’t advance

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

LoveWave is the one to match. They went really downhill after that.

Tom
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Tom

Bring back Eva Rivas and I am ready !

Paul
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Paul

Bring. Back. Sirusho.

Gaga
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Gaga

Hungary officialy withdrew..

Tom
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Tom

We will have 41 countries once again

Ani
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might be 42 bulgaria is rumoured to return

Ani
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42 maybe cause bulgaria is rumoured to return

Tom
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Tom

Well they don’t have a soldi so i don’t know but who knows and also there isnt confirmation that Russia and Moldova are in 🙁

Joe
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Joe

What a bummer. Guess it isn’t unrealistic to think they might change their minds, but it’s a shame.

Jo.
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Jo.

They seem clueless.

Steve
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Steve

We need a break. It’s a wrong decision to go for another flop. It will be a debacle this year, too.

#PrayForHungary
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#PrayForHungary

Very sad news 🙁 apparently Hungary has withdrawn from this years contest…
Source: http://esctoday.com/177000/hungary-has-mtva-withdrawn-from-eurovision-2020/

James
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James

The article was a little confusing to read. The headline suggests that it might while the statement provided only seems to indicate that they won’t use the show to select an act for ESC.

However, it might as well be the case but a definitive list of confirmed broadcasters taking part will clear the air once and for all.

Kungfrederik
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Kungfrederik

Amazing news . Moldova always confirms last. I’m waiting with anxiety Hungary and Bulgaria. I think that Slovakia could come back soon.

Tom
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Tom

Hahaha i don’t think so …our broadcaster supporting germans telenovelas rather then ESC ….

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

First, so happy to see Armenia again 🙂
Second, totally off topic
I’ve heard that Olivia Newton John is facing cancer again
Does anybody know any more details? Can you guys at Wiwi write an article about it?

Toffeenix
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Toffeenix

Hoping Depi Evratesil comes back in the 2018 format or they internally select Amaliya Margaryan or Nemra.

Ron
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Ron

Three tips for Armenia’s success:

1. Internally choose the artist (preferably female – a ton to choose from including Asmik Shiroyan, Egine, Lilit Hovannisian etc…);
2. Choose a BOP mixed with Armenian and middle eastern instruments;
3. Bring back Sacha Jean Baptiste + AMPTV Creative Team.

Srbuk was outstanding last year but the staging was terrible and so was her outfit (ironically, Sevak had the same exact issue the year before).

Also, Asmik Shiroyan’s new song “Nice” is amazing. AMPTV should take notice of the Hollywood producers she’s been working with.

Ani
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I love Asmik!

Jo.
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Jo.

Definitely not, they need to explore new fields.

Gaga
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Gaga

Imagine if Bulgaria Hungary and Moldova confirmed then we would have 43 countries.. Then they could invite Kazahstan (since it’s the 65th eurovision) that would make a record breaking 44 countries.. Wish it happend

esc43
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esc43

EBU confirmed they’ll not extend an invitation to Kazakhstan for 2020.

Indiana07
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Indiana07

44 is too many already. 40-42 participating countries is enough

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

nobody expected them to retire, even after two consecutive flops. i hope they don’t let our expectations down this time, they’re known as a consistent country and they sure have learned from their mistakes!

Azaad
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Azaad

I think Armenia and Azerbaijan take Eurovision so seriously they’ll only temporarily withdraw whilst the other country hosts

mkkay
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mkkay

In 2006*

Erasmus
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Erasmus

I always prefer internal selections (except for the countries where they send big acts to their NF as well – Sweden, Italy, Slovenia, Estonia and maybe Albania(but their NF needs a revamp)), so yeah I’m for an internal selection, and something Armenian and upbeat I think…

Tom
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Tom

I think they will have a national selection

Indiana07
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Indiana07

I think NFs are always more interesting than internal selections

EuroSluutty
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EuroSluutty

What is Armenia doing in Eurovision tbh? They’re practically in the Middle East tbh

Joseph Mendy
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Joseph Mendy

Don’t you DARE start that debate!!!!!!

Dawid
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Dawid

How about Australia? Xd just ignore it

Erasmus
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Erasmus

But culturally they are not middle eastern at all, they are a typical post-soviet state + they are a christian country… I wouldn’t call them European, but definitely not Asian or Middle Eastern..

EuroSluutty
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EuroSluutty

@Erasmus trust me they are. Middle East doesn’t automatically mean Islam. Armenia has more historical and cultural links to the Middle East than Europe. So does Azerbaijan

Ron
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Ron

Armenia is in a region known as Eurasia – culturally, Armenia and Georgia are European while Azerbaijan and Iran are Asian. However, in order to take part in Eurovision, you do not have to be a country geographically within the borders of Europe which is why Lebanon, Israel, Morocco and others have been able to take part in Eurovision.# OPENUP

KESC
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KESC

You are right, but Azerbaijan is not only Asian. Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia are Euroasian countries.

Khazar
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Ron, go and learn! Azerbaijan is more european than your armenia

Indiana07
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Indiana07

Soviet Union is just one part of their history… And that thing does not male a country more european at all

Indiana07
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Indiana07

Yeah, they are indeed not European but at least they have very good songs all the time, like 2014, 2009, 2010, 2019, 2018, 2016

Balint
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Balint

They debuted in 2006, not 2004.