Depi Evratesil is back with a vengeance. Armenia is coming off consecutive non-qualifications for the first time in their history and the search is on to break that streak. We now know when that search will take place — Armenia have announced that the final of Depi Evratesil 2020 will take place on Saturday 15 February.

Depi Evratesil 2020

Back in November, Armenia announced the return of Depi Evratesil. Song submissions were open until December 31, with Armenians from Armenia and abroad able to apply. The powers that be at AMPTV have been busy reviewing the submissions and narrowing down their shortlist.

We now know that the grand final will take place on Saturday 15 February and that’s not all — AMPTV have confirmed that there will be 12 participants in the show. The number of participants in the contest was confirmed by a news report in Armenia. The report also discussed the use of a professional jury and televote to determine the Armenian representative for 2020.

Armenia first introduced Depi Evratesil as its selection for Eurovision 2017. The first edition was an X-Factor-style competition which only selected the artist. In 2018, the national final was altered to choose both an artist and song, with Sevak Khanagyan winning with “Qami”. Armenia then ditched the show in 2019, opting to internally select Srbuk, but are now reverting to the national final for 2020.

Rumoured acts for Depi Evratesil 2020

While the list of participants has yet to be confirmed by AMPTV, the rumour mill has been turning. Boy band DETQ previously told us about their song submission for Depi Evratesil.

As our readers pointed out, the news report also featured a split second view of a list of names which includes Athena Manoukian. Eurovision fans may remember the Greek-Armenian songstress from the Greek national selection for Junior Eurovision 2008. She has also been the subject of speculation in recent years on numerous occasions.

Whether or not these artists end up as part of the final lineup of Depi Evratesil 2020 remain to be seen. With the final less than a month away, we are bound to know more soon.

Are you excited for the return of Depi Evratesil? Which artists would you like to see in the competition? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shirakmardirosian
Shirakmardirosian
9 months ago

Im so excited for Armenia and I really want Iveta Mukuchian to return

Ron
Ron
9 months ago

To be honest, I’m a little concerned that Armenia is reviving this national final selection because 4/5 of their top entries were internally selected: 1. Aram MP3 – artist and song internally selected; 2. Sirusho – artist internally selected; song selected by viewers from 4 options; 3. Iveta Mukuchyan – artist and song internally selected; 4. Eva Rivas – Won the national final 5. Andre – artist and song internally selected. Ironically, with Srbuk, Armenia did very well with the selection of the song and the artist. It was the staging, back up vocals, costumes and etc…that were the problem.… Read more »

AsseMF
AsseMF
9 months ago

I’m so sad ? That Melodifestivalen won’t make any new stage design for the coming 2 years… They will use the stage of last year but use other themes to make it look a bit different.
Melodifestivalen always came up with grand stages but not anymore…

esc1234
esc1234
9 months ago

armenia needs to get it together cause they can win but enough with this experimental entries with quick cuts. There is a reason why Sirusho is still their best result (along with aram mp3).

Ben
Ben
9 months ago

I want Asmik Shiroyan to return

Tom
Tom
9 months ago

I heard about Artsvik and Emy (2011) hopefully Emy will not be a part of national selection 🙂

Ron
Ron
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Lol it’s ironic because in past interviews Emmy was like Eurovision is no big deal but she is at it again. She really just needs to go away.

Bale
Bale
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom

I hope not, she’s a horrible singer.

Apple
Apple
9 months ago

Hopefully one of the song’s is a winner

imme
imme
9 months ago

It probably won’t happen, but I’m rooting for the queen Iveta Mukuchyan!

Tom
Tom
9 months ago
Reply to  imme

Yasss her holograms were iconic !!

Harut
Harut
9 months ago

Just made a screenshot from the video
Athena Manukyan is on the list and a lot of unknown people!

Ani
Ani
9 months ago
Reply to  Harut

thats not the final list its just a jury scoring there are more names than that sheet

Ron
Ron
9 months ago
Reply to  Ani

It was the list of submissions – next to Athena Manoukian’s name was checked “yes” which indicates that she passed to be in the show along with the girl from Voice of Canada.

Ani
Ani
9 months ago
Reply to  Ron

yes miriam baghdassarian is amazing she covered srbuks yete karogh es in armenia

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
9 months ago

The Eurovision final is walking out on you when you let people wait too long and then still don’t give them something worthwhile. I’m glad they are learning.

Polegend Godgarina
9 months ago

loving all these early national finals this year. last year we got more than three quarters of the songs in the first ten days of march, like rihvealing last gives you an advantage whatsoever

Azaad
Azaad
9 months ago

Guess Srbuk’s result put an end to that belief.

KESC
KESC
9 months ago

Blas Cantó’s song will also be released next week, and he was internally selected. Normally, internally selected songs are released days before the deadline.
Hopefully, some other internally selected artists will release their songs in February as well.

Ani
Ani
9 months ago
Reply to  KESC

This comment section is about Armenia not Spain

Joe
Joe
9 months ago
Reply to  KESC

I believe Belgium is also announcing their entry next month (as, according to the rumors, is Germany).

Loin dici
Loin dici
9 months ago

Sudden announcement, but well, nothing exciting yet, no songs have been out. Armenia better make it worth or nothing at all.

Joe
Joe
9 months ago

If they pick her and Greece picks Stefania, we’ll have an Armenian-Greek, a Dutch-Greek, and an American-German-Greek!

Tom
Tom
9 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Greek are everywhere and i like it 🙂

Joe
Joe
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom

You sound like Constantinos in 2016 (“You could say this is the Greek entry…Greeks are everywhere, and Greeks were most responsible for the success of this entry…it’s Russia!”)

Kris
Kris
9 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Why no Greek -greek representing greece ?

Una
Una
9 months ago
Reply to  Kris

Good point. Last year we had a Greek-Canadian.

Joe
Joe
9 months ago
Reply to  Kris

It’s all Greek to me.