Armenia: Battles kick off in Depi Evratesil

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The third stage of Depi Evratesil began this evening in Armenia which saw acts continue their bid to represent the nation at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.

This evening saw half of the qualified acts battle against other members of their team in order to qualify to the next stage of the competition.

Proceeding with 24 acts, it was down to each jury member to decide which 2 of their 4 team members would compete in the battle stage of the competition tonight following mentoring from the judges, performing against each other for a place in future of the selection.

Following every performance, each member of the expert jury panel would vote for who they believed should proceed in the competition. The jury member leading each team was given an additional 3 points to give to their favourite act from the battle.

Depi Evratesil battle 1 results

  • Aram MP3: Saro Gevorgyan vs Lucy
  • Inga: Karina Harutyunyan vs Gevorg Harutyunyan
  • Hayko: Amalya Margaryan vs Anna Danielyan
  • Anush: Marta vs Stepan Hovhannisyan
  • Essaï: Only Girls vs Artsvik
  • Iveta: Christina Mangasaryan vs Hasmik Shiroyan

Catch up on tonight’s show here!

Next week sees the remaining 12 acts battle against each other for a place in the next stage of the competition. The 6 qualifiers will join tonight’s selected acts and will proceed to the fourth and final stage of the selection.

National selection format

Depi Evratesil began in October and will run throughout the coming weeks, consisting of 4 different stages in total. The Armenian representative will be determined in December, with the winner of the national selection being decided via a combined SMS vote and jury deliberation.

Although the artist will be decided in December, it is currently unknown how the Armenian song entry for the competition will be selected. More details are expected in the coming months.

AMPTV has decided to opt for a national selection in order to select Armenia’s act for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, the last time being in 2013.

The nation has received successful results over the years since their Eurovision debut in 2006, placing in the top 10 of the Grand Final a total of 7 times to date.