Armenian broadcaster AMPTV today revealed the 12 completing entrants for this year’s edition of Depi Evratesil 2020. This follows a selection process whereby the 53 received entries were reviewed by a jury made up of Naira Gurjinyan, Anita Hakhverdyan, Lilia Nikoyan, Ruben Babayan, Vardan Hakobyan, Tigran Danielyan, David Tserunyan, Karen Tataryan and Anush Ter-Ghukasyan.
Included in the twelve selected entrants are a collection of singers from various backgrounds, including Athena Manoukian, an Armenia-Greek singer, who previously attempted to represent Greece at Junior Eurovision in 2008, in addition to having competing in The X Factor UK in 2018, and Armenian-Canadian vocalist Miriam Baghdassarian, who in 2018 came second on ‘La Voix’, the French-Canadian version of The Voice.
Also, of note from the group is Vladimir Arzumanyan, who won The Junior Eurovision Contest 2010 for Armenia with his entry ‘Mama’, being the first Armenian singer to win a Eurovision event. In addition, included in the contest is TOKIONINE, also known as David Badalyan, who previously was involved with Armenia’s Eurovision efforts as a co-composer of the 2019 entry ‘Walking Out’, perfomed by Srbuk.
Forming the remainder of the competitors are artists of varying styles and genres – a feature the jurors were tasked to obtain in their selections.
Listed below are the full 12 qualifiers:
Sergey & Nikolay Arutyunov
Depi Evratesil 2020 will be aired on the 15th of February on Armenia's Channel One and www.1tv.am at 19:00 CET (For Australians it will air on the 16th of February at 5am AEDT and 4am AEST). The 12 entries are set to be released next week on the official Depi Evratesil YouTube channel.