Auditions in the 2017 Armenian national selection, Depi Evratesil, continue this evening with a further number of singers performing for the right to represent their country at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest.
Following last week’s show which saw a total of 12 acts qualifying to the second stage of the competition, tonight we’ll see the next set of acts auditioning in the big Armenian selection. Over 20 artists will perform in this evening’s show, but who will qualify to stage 2?
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The first show of Depi Evratesil starts this evening from 23:50 local time (21:50 CEST), airing on the following channels:
- Live webcast via 1tv.am
Hosted once again by Gohar Gasparayan, the second round of auditions will air in tonight’s episode of Depi Evratesil, in which each of the auditionees will perform a cover of an international hit.
Each act will be judged on their performances by the specialist 6-member panel, consisting of past Eurovision representatives for Armenia including Hayko (2007), Inga (2009 & 2015) & Anush (2009), Aram MP3 (2014), Essaï Altounian (2015) and Iveta Mukuchyan (2016).
The panel will watch and listen to each of the performances, with the judges going on to decide whether they believe the singer should move forward to the second stage of the contest by pressing their own personal button. An act will move forward once they receive four or more votes.
National selection format
Depi Evratesil will run throughout the next 3 months and will consist of 4 different stages, with the Armenian representative being determined in December. The winner of the national selection will be selected via a combined SMS vote and jury deliberation.
Although the artist will be decided in December, it is currently unknown how the Armenian song entry for the competition will be selected. More details are expected in the coming months.
AMPTV has decided to opt for a national selection in order to select Armenia’s act for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, the last time being in 2013. The nation has received successful results over the years since their Eurovision debut in 2006, placing in the top 10 of the Grand Final a total of 7 times to date.