Tonight sees the conclusion of stage 2 of the Armenian national selection for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, Depi Evratesil, in which teams of each of the judges will be determined.
The second stage of Depi Evratesil is nearly complete! Only 8 spots remain in the team stage of the competition, but who will impress the judges and earn a place in the third stage of the selection?
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Depi Evratesil continues this evening, kicking off at 20:15 CET (22:15 local time) on the following channels:
- Live webcast via 1tv.am
Following last week’s show which saw the completion of both Anush and Aram MP3’s 4-member teams, this week’s final spots on the remaining 4 jury member teams are set to be grabbed by the remaining acts bidding for a place in the next stage of the competition.
Eight spots remain; 3 for Inga, 2 for Hayko, 2 for Essaï and 1 for Iveta, but who will surprise the 4 remaining judges? Each of the jury members only have a total of 10 seconds to decide whether they want the performer on stage to join their team and continue their selection journey.
National selection format
Depi Evratesil began in October and will run throughout the next 2 months, consisting of 4 different stages. The Armenian representative will be determined in December, with the winner of the national selection being decided 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.