Twelve acts took to the stage tonight in Armenia for the grand final of Depi Evratesil — Armenia’s Eurovision 2020 selection. There was only one ticket to Rotterdam up for grabs and the battle was fierce. In the end, Athena Manoukian emerged victorious with “Chains On You”. She took the Depi Evratesil 2020 crown and will represent Armenia at Eurovision 2020.

Depi Evratesil 2020 results

  1. Athena Manoukian – 168 points
  2. ERNA – 120 points
  3. Vladimir Arzumanyan – 118 points
  4. Miriam Baghdassarian – 108 points
  5. Gabriel Jeeg – 99 points
  6. TOKIONINE – 96 points
  7. Sergey & Nikolay – 96 points
  8. EVA Rida – 84 points
  9. Karina EVN – 84 points
  10. Agop – 75 points
  11. Arthur Aleq – 65 points
  12. Hayk Music – 57 points

Depi Evratesil 2020 international jury votes

Depi Evratesil 2020 combined jury votes

Depi Evratesil 2020 voting

This year, the result of Depi Evratesil was once again determined by both jury and televote. However, this year, the jury was comprised of both a panel of international jurors as well as an Armenian panel.

Athena Manoukian was the resounding favourite of both juries. The international jury awarded her 60 points while the Armenian jury gave her 58 points. Athena only placed third with the televote, receiving a further 50 points. Vladimir Arzumanyan and ERNA were preferred by the public, who received 60 and 55 points respectively. However, it wasn’t enough to dethrone the Greek-Armenian goddess.

Armenian Eurovision royalty was also on the scene. Iveta Mukuchyan was on hand to provide some advice for the contestants and the winner ahead of their Eurovision journey. She also performed a medley of her music, including “Rich Bitch” and “LoveWave”. Junior Eurovision contestant Karina Ignatyan was also featured in the show. The contestants all combined for a collaborative performance of the reigning Eurovision winning song, “Arcade”.

Athena Manoukian will perform in the second semi-final of Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam on May 14, looking to secure a spot for Armenia in the grand final for the first time since 2017.

What do you think of the results? Did the right song win tonight? How will Armenia go at Eurovision in May? Let us know in the comments below.

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anon
anon
4 months ago

Her song sounds like the song from Birds of Prey – https://youtu.be/r1MxCSRWgI0
Such a copycat

sean
sean
4 months ago
Reply to  anon

you do realize the movie came out this month and these songs were submitted before 2020?

htl
htl
4 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=5f8jDV6Kcyc&feature=emb_logo
Athena Manoukian – Chains On You (Live) Depi Evratesil 2020 (WINNER) LIVE

Mike Robes
Mike Robes
4 months ago

I get Real Housewives vibes from this. I was half expecting Kandi Burruss to walk out. Though it’s more style than substance it’s still enjoyable and a nice change of genre/pace.

Miguel
Miguel
4 months ago

Etnic hip hop. Quite a combination.
Its a good song and its quite catchy. What is ruining it for me is the live performance. Nothing on Athena, but the sound is below standard. In Rotterdam this will be better. Also the staging should be changed. This performance reminds me of an american trashy pop star.
I hope they improve from here and qualify for the final.

XxdanyxX
XxdanyxX
4 months ago

Well… this song is a mess, period.
Bye

Koen
Koen
4 months ago

I’m afraid Athena won’t be able to turn the tide for Armenia. I was intriged by those 5 or 6 notes in the beginning of the song but they soon got annoying and overly present throughout the song. The song has not enough body for me to go through to the final on Saturday. It’s also a shame the vocals are inaudible and even sound prerecorded (though i assume they are not). Athena may be a good singer, I simply can’t tell by this song. From the county that gave me one of my all time favourite songs ‘Jan Jan’,… Read more »

Ohi
Ohi
4 months ago

This is legit garbage

Denis
Denis
4 months ago

People want Armenia to send something ethnic or something in Armenian yet when they do that they never vote for it but complain about how it sounds the same as every Armenian entry..
This is the most interesting Armenia has been in years! This is going to do fine, really well even! Downvote if you vote, I don’t care..

Héctor
Héctor
4 months ago

I honestly hate this song. It is so annoying and pretentious. Vocals are okey though. It’s not like Armenia had other options. Tokionine was underwhelming and nobody seem to like Agop’s “Butterflies” (best song in the bunch, not that good performance).

Anyway, Armenia will now prepare an oversexualized performance with tons of fire and fireworks to make this work in May. And viewers will eat it up and vote for her.

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
4 months ago

Very American, very bling, very ‘lets watch the Kardashian”s kind of thing,’ nothing special , not sure how this will do , either tops or bottom. I don’t see it as a winner. She can sing for sure, but give them credit they are trying something we have not heard often in Eurovision.

Metalvision Song Contest
Reply to  MartyMcCu

Not to be confused with Cardassians. When Cardassians put chains on you, remember: “There… are… four… lights!” 😉

Doris
Doris
4 months ago

What is this ? Is she even singing live ???? Even Puerto Rico was better 2 years ago.

Darren
Darren
4 months ago

Ugh
Stylish production but lyrically nothing.
Typical Armenian entry, looks good, but nothing really there, all fur coat and no knickers.
They try this every year, but last year it didn’t work, we’ll see what happens this year though, they’re in a easy enough semi they should qualify.

EuroSluuuuuutty
EuroSluuuuuutty
4 months ago

What’s this unnecessary hate towards her and Armenian entries in general? People literally downvoting every single comment supporting this entry. Too much negativity going on here, gotta exclude myself from this narrative

Thorbeta
Thorbeta
4 months ago

Well, Athena is a decent performer and the song is not that terrible, although it sounds like a rip-off of hundred other songs. But that’s all – the lyrics are awful, the staging is laughable (a golden throne really???) and the performance is so predictably cheap. This will most likely crash and burn in Rotterdam and Armenia should reconsider holding national finals, because it doesn’t seem to work for them.

Riri
Riri
4 months ago

You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it
I see it, I like it…. Oops wrong song

Mia
Mia
4 months ago

Apart from sexist comments, some conservative as** are trippin’ , it’s fun to read, lol!
“That is Armenia, it has to be “ethnic”! Because that’s our stereotype! How she dares to get out of box?!”
I hope she doesn’t change anything, especially to not make “ethnic” rewamp. Go girl <3

Ron
Ron
4 months ago
Reply to  Mia

People are just hatin because they want Armenia to send a “Walking Out” or “Qami” so people can say how much they enjoy the song but never vote for it. This is exactly what Armenia needed – she’s bringing it.

Jake
Jake
4 months ago

Lyricist: hey Athena, I got a song for you
Athena: what’s it called
Lyricist: chains on you
Athena: how’s it go
Lyricist: chains on you
Athena: and then what?
Lyricist: that’s all I got
Athena: put me in a sparkly bodysuit, give me a throne, shirtless dancers and I’ll shake it for 3 minutes and no one will notice

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
4 months ago

Ah yes, the annual conventionally attractive woman in a skin-tight glittery outfit singing a generic pop song with shallow lyrics…

Sumsum
Sumsum
4 months ago

Is she singing in English? I can’t understand a word she’s saying

T.J.
T.J.
4 months ago
Reply to  Sumsum

Neither can she probably.

Siwine
Siwine
4 months ago
Reply to  Sumsum

That’s strange. I sent it to a friend of mine in the USA and he understood it.

CRAIG
CRAIG
4 months ago

Geez, that is a long and painful three minutes…..

Gil Dadia
Gil Dadia
4 months ago

So far the songs in general are meh..italy currently has the best song imo but it will not be the winner.
Hoping for imrovement otherwise this eurovision will be bad

jim
jim
4 months ago

Ariana Grande from Walmart

Escf
Escf
4 months ago
Reply to  jim

Still you can’t afford it, loser

Jørgen
Jørgen
4 months ago

Even i don’t like the song very much i think it was armenia’s only option to qualify in the final……. Athena has something magnetic and concerning the fact that she participates to this year’s likely weak semi final i find it very likely she is gonna qualify…… And with a good revamp and professional performance she could be a dark horse like Eleni Foureira but with a places just in top 10-15 the best possible result…

Irishfan
Irishfan
4 months ago

Not sure what to think. It’s a bit Beyonce-ish and very american-ish. It’s good but I like when countries send songs that represent their culture. I’m not sure this is something’s that is representative of amenian culture and tradition

Mr X
Mr X
4 months ago

Armenia 0/10 – horrible

Man
Man
4 months ago

stupid idiot

L' Eurovisioneur
L' Eurovisioneur
4 months ago

I’m sure she will qualify and surprise us ! We must say, she is an exellent performer, she know singing. With a good staging like here, Armenia welcome to the final !

Mr X
Mr X
4 months ago

I hope that it will gonna crash.

Mr X
Mr X
4 months ago

Armenia 1/10

Marios
Marios
4 months ago

12 from Cyprus as well ? we love Armenia here its even a recognized minirity language x and of course im sure Greece will also give ya points x good luck Armenia

Ron
Ron
4 months ago

You must be deaf because Iveta Mukuchyan nailed it vocally. And, if she’s got great legs, why not show em off? If other countries can do it why not Armenia? What a ridiculous comment.

Katariina
Katariina
4 months ago

A very Ariana Grande, trap-pop, American sounding song. This was Armenia’s best chance of qualifying, but it’s not my style.

Rashad
Rashad
4 months ago

Seems like the Armenian delegation really liked the Semi Final green room.

Objectivity is calling
Objectivity is calling
4 months ago
Reply to  Rashad

I’ve been looking your comments for a long time and it seems like you as an Azerbaijani never leaved any positive comment about Armenia here. Is it a coincidence? I don’t think so.

Rashad
Rashad
4 months ago

First, my passport does not determine my opinion. There have been a lot of Armenian entries that I have liked and openly expressed it in the past years. So please read my previous comments carefully since you’re such a loyal fan. This is extremely offensive that you’re even mentioning my nationality over a simple comment. Second, I’d like to ask you to use the scroll down function of your browser to see the other negative reactions. We can’t all be Azerbaijanis. My comment was not even a negative one tho. I just don’t think this entry is a qualifier.

Objectivity is calling
Objectivity is calling
4 months ago
Reply to  Rashad

So if you’re such a tolerant guy, then tell who was your favourite from Armenia during their entire participation in the contest and how many times they were in your personal top 10? Let’s be fully honest. 🙂

Rashad
Rashad
4 months ago

You’re disappointing me. A true fan would know that I never rank my favorites and I don’t have top 10s. lol
Oh, and I’ve voted for Sirusho. Apart from that, some of my favorite entries have been Apricot Stone and Aram MP3 (Even though I strongly dislike his personality). 🙂

Objectivity is calling
Objectivity is calling
4 months ago
Reply to  Rashad

And yet here you are, proving my point. If you can’t be honest with me, have the balls to be honest with yourself at least. “I’ve voted for Sirusho” – is the best joke I’ve ever heard. One guy from Azerbaijan once voted for “Jan Jan” back in 2009 and he was arrested for that. BBC filmed a video about it a long time ago.

Rashad
Rashad
4 months ago

No, you’re wrong, he was hanged. Oh, I’m writing this from the prison. Still here since 2008. lol
Too bad I don’t have my phone bills from that year anymore.
Speaking of the balls, why don’t you use your original profile to respond to me like you do to others? Hehe

Man
Man
4 months ago
Reply to  Rashad

idiot

Ron
Ron
4 months ago
Reply to  Rashad

Not as much as the Azeri delegation love the Swedish recording studios.

Rashad
Rashad
4 months ago
Reply to  Ron

Well, do you really have to attack Azerbaijan while neither the article nor my comment is about Azerbaijan? Shocking fact! People can have opinions despite their nationality. You should try it sometime.
Also welcome back! 😀

Ron
Ron
4 months ago
Reply to  Rashad

Not as much as Azeri delegation love the Swedish recording studios

Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago

another urban entry at esc 2020, i’m so happy <3 the fact that it's urban might be why eurofans haven't jumped on it… hope y'all switch asap bc issa non-dated bop!

OhhHoney
OhhHoney
4 months ago

At the end of the day if they revamp it with a more Armenian sound injected into it and stay away from thrones and diamonds in the background then I think they should do just fine at Eurovision

beccaboo1212
4 months ago
Reply to  OhhHoney

And a music video with an original plot/storyline 🙂

Siwine
Siwine
4 months ago
Reply to  OhhHoney

Let me continue your comment
…. And then Armenia will disqualify like last year

Kosey
Kosey
4 months ago

Definitely the most trashy winner of the night, but played right, trashy can work really well – I would go as dirty as they can with this.

Ron
Ron
4 months ago

Athena’s live performance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL9D17kwhOI

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

From the options they had, I believe Armenia made the best choice. The song is current, Athena is gorgeous, with a revamp on the track and good staging, she may surprise us in May. For now, it’s just a decent entry though.

beccaboo1212
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Revamp with a music video 🙂

BleuKnaveXD236
BleuKnaveXD236
4 months ago

Cool, I enjoy the song… My main issue with it is the repetitiveness of the song and I dunno it drags on a bit for me at times cause of it so maybe a revamp would help? I’ve seen from commets that apparently they are gonna revamp it to be more ethnic sounding(don’t know if that’s true or not but that sounds promising). I’m a rock/edm kinda guy so pop and ballads aren’t my fav or anything but I do enjoy them at times… and for what this is it’s a enjoyable pop song. Anyways congrats and good luck to… Read more »

Ron
Ron
4 months ago

Armenia 2019: Song with a strong vocals
Public: Sorry, but it’s not always about the vocals, it’s about the staging, cameras blah blah blah
Armenia 2020: Catchy tramp pop
Public: Sorry, you need to present a song with strong vocals

How about people f off. If you’re not gonna vote for Armenia, you’re not gonna vote even if they send Euphoria.

Objectivity is calling
Objectivity is calling
4 months ago
Reply to  Ron

When you’re right, you’re right. Eurovision fans just need someone to hate, that’s all. And Armenia is always their victim. In the past they complained about diaspora voting, and I do even remember debates on that topic here. Both 2018 and 2019 showed everyone that diaspora thing doesn’t exist anymore and Armenia is competing on equal terms.

Yerevan is calling
Yerevan is calling
4 months ago
Reply to  Ron

This is not Euphoria and she isn’t Loreen

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago

Very exciting winner. Probably Armenia’s best chance at ESC for a while. I know it won’t please everyone, but I really like the groove of this song.

Bob
Bob
4 months ago

Not my cup of orange juice.

Escf
Escf
4 months ago

She did it, haters are fuming!!!

Anthony
Anthony
4 months ago

Or about the 20th place, I think that song is a borderline (meaning it’s between 9th and 12th in the semis)

Philip
Philip
4 months ago

Thank god for that.. work on your staging now, and bring in some shaking booties

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
4 months ago

Dissapointed but not surprised…

Kosey
Kosey
4 months ago

My God, I thought Norway were about to make a very wrong decision there!

Kenan
Kenan
4 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

When the 100000 votes came up I literally screamed. I had lost hope and now I’m literally soooo happppyyyy

Kosey
Kosey
4 months ago
Reply to  Kenan

I was so excited, I even posted in the wrong thread! Sorry Armenia!

Sami
Sami
4 months ago

Can’t remember a single song of this style in Eurovision history. It won’t win but there are enough fans of this kind of modern American music to make it to the final. Great to see songs of completely different genres already in the 2020 lineup. This is why I love Eurovision.

Tommy
Tommy
4 months ago
Reply to  Sami

You never know it could win

Miss Uncongeniality
Miss Uncongeniality
4 months ago

None of the songs were good. But among a bunch of crappy songs, this was one of the best (still not good), it needs an urgent revamp

Jo.
Jo.
4 months ago

I’m sure they will revamp this…

beccaboo1212
4 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

And a music video 🙂

Fionn
Fionn
4 months ago

Yay. As expected tbh but I’m really happy. Dk if it’ll do well tho