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.
Im so excited for Armenia and I really want Iveta Mukuchian to return
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 »
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…
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).
I want Asmik Shiroyan to return
I heard about Artsvik and Emy (2011) hopefully Emy will not be a part of national selection 🙂
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.
I hope not, she’s a horrible singer.
Hopefully one of the song’s is a winner
It probably won’t happen, but I’m rooting for the queen Iveta Mukuchyan!
Yasss her holograms were iconic !!
Just made a screenshot from the video
Athena Manukyan is on the list and a lot of unknown people!
thats not the final list its just a jury scoring there are more names than that sheet
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.
yes miriam baghdassarian is amazing she covered srbuks yete karogh es in armenia
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.
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
Guess Srbuk’s result put an end to that belief.
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.
This comment section is about Armenia not Spain
I believe Belgium is also announcing their entry next month (as, according to the rumors, is Germany).
Sudden announcement, but well, nothing exciting yet, no songs have been out. Armenia better make it worth or nothing at all.
If they pick her and Greece picks Stefania, we’ll have an Armenian-Greek, a Dutch-Greek, and an American-German-Greek!
Greek are everywhere and i like it 🙂
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!”)
Why no Greek -greek representing greece ?
It’s all Greek to me.