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.