Armenia’s AMPTV has published the 12 songs for the country’s revived national final Depi Evratesil. The entries. which come from includes top talents within both Armenia its diaspora — went live on the selections official YouTube channel on 5 February.
Early favourites included the Armenian Greek singer Athena Manoukian and French-Canadian The Voice runner-up Miriam Baghdassarian. But have they lived up to expectations? Take a listen and judge for yourselves.
Armenia’s Depi Evratesil 2020 songs
The 12 entries are
- Agop “Butterflies”
- Arthur Aleq “Heaven”
- Athena Manoukian “Chains On You”
- ERNA “Life Faces”
- EVA Rida “No Love”
- Gabriel Jeeg “It’s Your Turn”
- Hayk Music “What Is To Be In Love”
- Karina EVN “Why?”
- Miriam Baghdasaryan “Run Away”
- Sergey & Nikolay Harutyunov “Ha, Take a Step”
- TOKIONINE “Save Me”
- Vladimir Arzumanyan “What’s Going On Mama”
You can listen to all 12 entries in the YouTube playlist embedded below.
Among the biggest names in the pre-selection is Athena Manoukian, the Armenian-Greek singer who competed in Greece’s national final for Junior Eurovision 2008. More recently, she appeared on the 2018 series of the X Factor UK, however she did not make it past the Bootcamp round. Athena has previously spoken of her desire to compete at Eurovision.
Armenian-Canadian singer Miriam Baghdassarian is best known for her 2018 appearance on La Voix — the French-Canadian version of The Voice. There she finished second overall.
Armenia’s Junior Eurovision champion Vladimir Arzumanyan is now trying his luck with the Eurovision Song Contest. He previously won the 2010 edition of the contest with his song “Mama”.
Also on the list is TOKIONINE (aka David Badalyan), the vocalist who was one of the songwriters behind Srbuk’s “Walking Out” in 2019.
Depi Evratesil 2020 key dates
The grand final of Depi Evratesil will take place on 15 February.
What do you think of the selection? Which song is your favourite? Let us know in the comments.