On Saturday night, Armenia will decide its entry for Eurovision 2020 with the national final Depi Evratesil. But before then, the broadcaster has released clips of the performance rehearsals, giving hints of what to expect at the national final.
The clips are filmed from the audience and don’t show the camera angles or audio feed that viewers will get to experience on Saturday night. But it’s enough to get an idea of the sort of staging the acts are using and how their vocals will come across.
It seems that while some performers are rehearsing with their full costumes, other may only be wearing certain costume items or may not be rehearsing with their costume at all.
Agop – “Butterflies”
Agop is joined by two dancers who deliver butterfly-inspired vogueing in front of a colourful LED wall.
Arthur Aleq – “Heaven”
Arthur keeps it simple, standing in front of a graphic showing a waveform animation.
Athena Manoukian – “Chains On You”
Queen Athena has a throne and is joined by two male dancers. Behind her, a giant diamond is displayed on the LED wall.
ERNA Tamazyan – “Life Faces”
ERNA is wearing a striking outfit, including a yellow top with a long train. Behind her, the LED wall includes shimmering blue-toned graphics.
EVA Rida – “No Love”
EVA wears a long leather skirt and keeps her movements simple, Behind her, geometric graphics are displayed on the LED wall.
Gabriel Jeeg – “It’s Your Turn”
Gabriel is joined by two female dancers. He’s bathed in golden light, while the LED wall behind has a space look with magenta lasers.
Hayk Music – “What It Is To Be In Love”
Hayk serves 1990s boyband realness by performing his ballad on a stool. The LED wall displays gentle graphics, reminiscent of an underwater scene.
Karina EVN – “Why?”
There’s a lot going on with Karina’s LED graphics. The wall displays some of the song lyrics and later shows likenesses of Karina herself. She has a posse, y’all!
Miriam Baghdasaryan – “Run Away”
Miriam is keeping it simple, elegant and red. The Armenian-Canadian singer is wearing a long red dress and is surrounded by dramatic lighting in the same colour.
Sergey & Nikolay Harutyunov – “Ha, Take a Step”
Sergey is the only one on stage in this clip, dressed in white and delivering his powerhouse vocals. The LED walls displays graphics of the earth and peaceful protests, underscoring the song’s lyrics.
TOKIONINE – “Save Me”
TOKIONINE is joined by four dancers, bringing energy to the dance song. The lighting is emerald-green-toned, with Matrix-style graphics on the LED wall.
Vladimir Arzumanyan – “What’s Going On Mama”
Vladimir appears to have borrowed the reception couch from ARMTV. He’s sitting in a replica of a domestic living room, while the LED wall shows a giant woman’s head.
The grand final of Depi Evratesil 2020 will take place on Saturday night from 19:00 CET.
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