Armenian singer Emmy has been officially confirmed as the country's representative in Eurovision 2011 in a press conference today. Her name had been circulating around Armenian media in the past days. Just like in 2008, a public call for songs is already open in order to hold a televised song selection.
Emmy, who is a well known singer in Armenia, tried to represent the Caucasian country early thisyear at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest when she competed at the Armenian Eurovision national final with Mirhan. Eva Rivas won the golden ticket to Oslo and thus got the chance to represent Armenia at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest with Apricot stone.
During the press conference held today by Armenian Public Television, it has been also announced that this year's national selection will follow a concept similar to that of 2008. Back then, Sirusho was appointed Armenian representative and a public and televised song selection was produced. Songs can already be submitted to ARMTV.
Armenia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest with Andre in 2006. Armenia's best placing at the Eurovision Song Contest was in 2008 with Sirusho and her song Qele qele.
Watch Emmy and Mihran's performance of Hey (Let me hear you say) in the 2010 national final in Armenia: