Tonight: Semi-finals begin in Depi Evratesil

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Let the live shows begin! It’s semi-final night in Depi Evratesil this evening as the remaining 6 artists fight for a place in the next stage of the Armenian national selection for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest!

Six acts remaining in Depi Evratesil, each of whom are competing for the right to represent Armenia at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. But whose journey will come to an end this evening?

How to watch

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The first semi-final of Depi Evratesil airs at from 19:00 CET (22:00 local time) on the following channels:


First semi-final in Armenia

Tonight sees the 6 semi-finalists perform live to the public for the first time, competing for a place in next week’s competition to continue their journey to the Eurovision stage.

Each act will be judged via a combined jury/televote this evening; the first time the public televote has been used in this year’s national selection.

With 6 acts competing, only 4 will qualify to next week’s show with the bottom 2 being eliminated from the competition.

Voting in Armenia

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The Armenian public can vote for their favourites via SMS to the short number 1008, followed by the numbers below for each of their favourite acts:

01 Marta
02 Artsvik
03 Egine
04 Lucy
05 Syuzanna Melqonyan
06 Vahe Aleksanyan


National selection format

Depi Evratesil began in October and ends this month, following a contest 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.