AMPTV, the Armenian national broadcaster has confirmed to ESCToday that the 2017 Armenian national final- Depi Evratesil is scheduled to be held on Saturday 24 December.
Depi Evratesil has been running since the last 3 months and has consisted of 4 different stages, with the quest to determine the 2017 Armenian Eurovision representative. The winner of the national selection will be selected via a combined SMS vote and jury deliberation.
Although the artist will be decided on 24 December, it is currently unknown how the Armenian song entry for the competition will be selected. More details are expected in due course. The national selection is hosted by none other than the chic and charming Gohar Gasparyan.
Currently on 4 acts remain in the competition and are to set to battle each another at tomorrow’s Semifinal 2 where an international jury and televoting will determine the outcome. One thing we know for sure that the next Armenian Eurovision representative will be a girl as only 4 female artists remain in the competition.
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.
The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 9, 11 and 13 May at the IEC in Kyiv, Ukraine.