Tonight: A night of battles in Depi Evratesil

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Depi Evratesil battles continue tonight in Armenia, in which the remaining 12 artists will fight for their place in the fourth stage of the selection.

With 6 acts selected to continue their journey in the selection in last week’s show, tonight will see the final 12 acts from stage 3 of the show battle for the right to remain in Depi Evratesil, but who will complete in line-up this evening?

How to watch

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Depi Evratesil continues this evening from 20:00 CET (22:00 local time) and will air on the following channels:


Tonight’s show

This evening sees the 2 remaining artists from each jury team battle against each other for a place in the next stage of Depi Evratesil.

Following each performance, all jury members will cast their votes for who they believe should proceed in the competition; each jury member vote counts as 1 vote, whilst the leader of each team will have a vote equating to 3 points.

The act from each battle which receives the most points will win the battle and move forward to next week’s show.

The battles

Twelve performers, but only 6 will qualify to the next stage of the selection. Here are the remaining participants paired with who they will battle against tonight:

  • Anush: Alexander Plato vs Anna Sedrakyan
  • Aram MP3: Jujo vs Lilit Harutyunyan
  • Essaï: Marissa vs Opera Viva
  • Hayko: Egine vs Eva Kans
  • Inga: Narine Jinanyan vs Syuzanna Melqonyan
  • Iveta: Sona Dunoyan vs Vahe Aleksanyan

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.