Armenia: First auditions in Depi Evratesil

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This evening saw the start of the Armenian national selection process; Depi Evratesil. A number of talented acts auditioned in tonight’s show, but which artists moved forward to the second stage of the competition?

In tonight’s show, we saw a total of 25 Armenian artists from around the world auditioning to the 6-member panel in Depi Evratesil, consisting of members Hayko (2007), Inga (2009 & 2015) & Anush (2009), Aram MP3 (2014), Essaï Altounian (2015) and Iveta Mukuchyan (2016).

Each act performed a cover version of a popular song to the specialist panel, with each jury member pushing a button in front of them to indicate whether they believe the act should move forward in the competition.

First audition results

This week we have watched and listened to a number of talented acts, each of whom presented a different music style and genre to the competition; from pop to rock, emotional to theatrical performances, a great variety of acts appeared in tonight’s show.

Out of tonight’s 25 auditionees, a total of 12 acts have qualified to the second stage of the national selection, 4 of whom received a perfect 6/6 yes’s from the special jury panel. Tonight’s qualifiers are:

  • Saro Gevorgyan
  • Artsvik
  • Egine
  • Alexander Plato
  • Mary Mheryan
  • Vahe Aleksanyan
  • Mariam Yevriyan
  • Syuzanna Melqonyan
  • Amalya Margaryan
  • Kristina Avetisyan
  • Anna Sedrakyan
  • Only Girls

Missed the first group of auditions? Watch and catch up here!

Auditions continue into next week’s show where we’ll see more acts performing for the right to represent the nation at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, where we will once again see the 6-member panel judging and voting for who should qualify to the next stage of the selection.

Who was your favourite from tonight’s show? Who would you like to see on the Eurovision 2017 stage in Kiev?