AMPTV, the Armenian national broadcaster has changed their method to select their 2013 Eurovision entry. Last month the broadcaster had announced that Armenia would select their representative for Malmö internally. Today the broadcaster has announced that the 2013 Armenian Eurovision entry and representative will be selected via a national final on 2 March.
The Armenian broadcaster has changed its plans due to the high interest of artists wishing to represent Armenia at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Gohar Gasparyan, the Armenian Head of Delegation told the official Eurovision website: Earlier AMPTV announced an internal selection, but as we continue getting numerous letters and songs we decided to give an opportunity for as many singers/authors as possible to perform live and be selected by the viewers and professional jury ensuring healthy competition.
AMPTV will have a national final on 2 March. The Armenian broadcaster has called for artists and composers who wish to compete in the national final to submit their applications. The call for submission kicks off on 22 January and ends on 20 February. Applicants wishing to participate can do so by sending their entries via email to email@example.com.
Armenia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 with Andre and is yet to win the event. The country’s best placing at the Eurovision Song Contest was in 2008 with Sirusho’s Qele Qele.
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