Armenia: AMPTV opens song submision window for Eurovision 2019

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AMPTV, the Armenian national broadcaster, has opened the song submission window for Eurovision 2019 in its quest to search for the 2019 Armenian Eurovision entry. Yesterday the broadcaster unveiled the name of the 2019 Armenian Eurovision candidate.

Srbuk will represent Armenia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Armenian broadcaster is now working in full steam in order to select the Eurovision entry Srbuk will perform in Israel.

A song for Srbuk

The Public TV Company of Armenia has opened a call of song submissions for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Composers and producers wishing to submit an entry for Armenia can send in their entries to the Armenian broadcaster by following these  guidelines:   

  • The submitted song should not exceed3 minutes.
  • The submitted song should not have been published or publicly available before September 1, 2018.
  • If submitted, the lyrics of the song should lack a political context, offensive expressions and any inappropriate language.
  • The submitted song should not be a propaganda of any organization or advertise any product,
  • The submitted song can be in any genre, the lyrics (if available) should be in Armenian or English.

The deadline for composers to submit their respective entries has been set on 10 January 2019. Composers wishing to apply can send in their songs to AMPTV via the following email address: selection@armtv.com

Applicants should also include an attached document of copyright registration of the song along with their respective contact details in the email.

Armenia in Eurovision

Armenia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 and is yet to win the competition. The country’s achieved its best result in the event in 2008 (Sirusho) and 2014 (Aram Mp3) when it placed 4th in the Grand Final.

Armenia has partaken in the contest 12 times and has competed every year since its debut with the exception of 2012 when the country decided to withdraw from the competition.

The Armenians have enjoyed much success in Eurovision, garnering a total of 7 top 10 placings in their 12 year Eurovision history.

In 2018 the Armenian Eurovision act and entry were determined via a national selection. Sevak Khanagyan was crowned the winner of the second edition of Depi Evratesil and represented Armenia in Lisbon with his entry Qami. Despite a great performance Armenia failed to qualify to the Grand Final.

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