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  • Writer's pictureRuby Daly

Songs released for Armenia's Depi Evratesil 2020

Following up from last week’s artist announcement Armenian broadcaster, AMPTV, today revealed the 12 competing songs for this year’s edition of Depi Evratesil 2020. The songs and artists for this years’ selection were chosen from a field of 53 entries which were reviewed by a jury made up by Naira Gurjinyan, Anita Hakhverdyan, Lilia Nikoyan, Ruben Babayan, Vardan Hakobyan, Tigran Danielyan, David Tserunyan, Karen Tataryan and Anush Ter-Ghukasyan.

Listed below are the full 12 entries:

  • Agop – ‘Butterflies’

  • Arthur Aleq – ‘Heaven’

  • Athena Manoukian – ‘Chains On You’

  • ERNA – ‘Life Faces’

  • EVA Rida - ‘No Love’

  • Gabriel Jeeg – ‘It’s Your Turn’

  • Hayk Music – ‘What It Is To Be In Love’

  • Karina EVN – ‘Why?’

  • Miriam Baghdasaryan – ‘Run Away’

  • Sergey & Nikolay Harutyunov – ‘Ha, Take a Step’

  • TOKIONINE - ‘Save Me’

  • Vladimir Arzumanyan – ‘What’s Going On Mama’

The videos for all twelve entries can be viewed here.

Competing to take up Srbuk’s mantle in Rotterdam is collection of Armenian artists both from Armenia itself and international artists of Armenian descent.

Perhaps best well known from the selection is Athena Manoukian who competed in the UK on The X Factor back in 2018, and has a varied history with Eurovision, between stating her prior intention to represent Armenia and her previous attempt to represent Greece in Junior Eurovision back in 2008.

Also, of Junior Eurovision fame is Vladimir Arzumanyan, who won The Junior Eurovision Contest 2010 for Armenia with his entry ‘Mama’, and will compete to represent Armenia once again with the somewhat similarly titled song, ‘What’s Going On Mama’.

Another name viewers may recognise is Armenian-Canadian vocalist Miriam Baghdassarian, who in 2018 came second on ‘La Voix’, the French-Canadian version of The Voice.

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.

Depi Evratesil 2020 will be aired on the 15th of February on Armenia's Channel One and at 19:00 CET (For Australians it will air on the 16th of February at 5am AEDT and 4am AEST).


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