The votes are in and the winner has been decided! Artsvik has won the Armenian national selection for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, Depi Evratesil, and will represent the nation at the upcoming contest in Kyiv!
Three months of Depi Evratesil have passed, with the exciting Armenian selection process for Eurovision 2017 coming to an end this evening with the Grand Final of the competition.
Two acts remained in tonight’s competition, but only 1 could be voted as the winner of the selection and go on to be chosen as the Armenian representative for Eurovision 2017.
An exciting Depi Evratesil final
Both participants, Marta and Artsvik, performed for a final time this evening in a bid to win the hearts and votes of the specialist jury as well as the voting public.
Opening the show was Marta with an energetic performance of a compilation of Rihanna hits, including hits such as Don’t stop the music and Only girl, followed by a crowd-pleasing performance of Whitney Houston’s I have nothing by Artsvik. This was followed by a performance by both of the finalists featuring 2 dramatic and emotional performances of 2 Armenian songs.
Following the end of the performances, the voting opened for both the jury and public who went on to vote for who they believed should represent Armenia at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.
Cyprus’ 2017 Eurovision representative Hovig was invited to perform as a special guest interval act, singing both his own and international songs, followed by last year’s Armenia’s act Iveta Mukuchyan with her entry LoveWave.
The vote was unanimous! Artsvik won both the jury and public vote, receiving a grand total of 71% (31% jury votes, 40% SMS votes). Check out some of Artsvik’s past Depi Evratesil performances here!
Although the Armenian representative was determined this evening, the official song entry for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will be decided at a later date, with more information expected from the Armenian national broadcaster in due course.
Armenia will compete in 1 of the 2 semi-finals at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest on either the 9 or 11 May 2017, competing for a place in the Grand Final on the 13 May 2017.