ARMTV, the Armenian national broadcaster has informed esctoday.com that the 2013 Eurovision representatives of Malta and Georgia will be performing at the forthcoming Armenian 2013 Eurovision Song Selection show on Saturday 2 March.
Gianluca, the 2013 Maltese representative, and Sophie and Nodi, the 2013 Georgian Eurovision representatives, will be gracing the 2013 Armenian Eurovision national song selection show and will be treating the Armenian audience with their Eurovision entries. ARMTV has some surprises in store for next Saturday’s show which will be revealed in due course.
Last January Armenia revealed that Gor Sujyan had been selected via an internal selection to represent Armenia at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Gor is the lead singer of the internationally acclaimed Armenian band The Dorians.
The Armenian broadcaster has revealed further details regarding their Eurovision song selection final: the number of songs competing in the show is yet to announced. Gor Sujyan, the 2013 Armenian representative will be accompanied on stage with his band on stage with his band The Dorians. It is yet unclear if his band The Dorians will fly to Malmö with him, this will depend on the winning entry next Saturday, as the band will be performing some of the competing entries along with Gor. The 2013 Armenian entry will be selected via a 50/50 jury-televoting deliberation.
It was reported last week that the Armenian broadcaster received over 70 submission for the song to represent the country. Many came from abroad, but the Armenian TV spokesperson is reported as saying the better quality songs came from Armenia. The names of the authors will be kept secret until the end of the national final.
The show will be aired live on ARMTV C1, ARMTV C1 (via satellite Hotbird) and will be streamed live on the official website of ARMTV and on the official website of the Eurovision Song Contest at around 18.30 CET (provisional scheduled time), just after the evening news on Saturday 2 March.
Armenia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 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.