Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest

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Armenia
Armenia
Member stationPublic Television Company of Armenia (AMPTV)
National selection events
National final
  • Evrotesil
  • 2007
  • 2008 (song)
  • 2009–2010
  • 2011 (song)
  • 2013 (song)
  • Depi Evratesil
  • 2017 (artist)
  • 2018
  • 2020
Internal selection
  • 2006
  • 2008 (artist)
  • 2011 (artist)
  • 2013 (artist)
  • 2014–2016
  • 2017 (song)
  • 2019
  • 2022
Participation summary
Appearances14 (11 finals)
First appearance2006
Highest placement4th: 2008, 2014
External links
Armenia's page at Eurovision.tv
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022

Armenia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 14 times since making its debut in 2006, when André became the first participant representing Armenia and was the first singer from the Caucasus region to compete at Eurovision. Armenia has reached the top 10 on seven occasions, with the country's best result in the contest being two fourth-place finishes, achieved by Sirusho with the song "Qélé, Qélé" (2008), and Aram Mp3 with "Not Alone" (2014). 2011 was the first year that Armenia failed to advance from the semi-final round. This was followed by the country withdrawing from the 2012 contest due to security concerns in the host city, Baku. In 2018 and 2019, Armenia consecutively failed to qualify from the semi-finals for the second and third time respectively.

History

In July 2003, private broadcaster Armenia TV claimed to be debuting at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, despite not being a member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which organises the event.[1] The EBU later denied this claim.[2]

After ARMTV was promoted to active member in July 2005, Armenia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 with the song "Without Your Love" performed by one of Armenia's top artists, André, and produced by Anush Hovnanyan. At the time, only the top 10 countries from the previous edition and the "Big Four" were automatically qualified for the final, Armenia had to compete in the semi-final to qualify. André, who was first to perform in the semi-final, reached the final of the contest on 20 May 2006 and gave Armenia a successful debut coming in eighth position. Having reached the top ten, Armenia did not have to compete in the semi-final in the 2007 contest, where the country achieved another 8th position.

In 2008, Armenia reached the top five for the first time, with Sirusho finishing fourth with the song "Qélé, Qélé", which received the most 12 points in the final, with a total of eight. This result was followed by two more top ten placements in 2009 and 2010, making Armenia, at the time, one of only three countries that had always placed in the top ten since the introduction of the semi-finals. This streak was broken in the 2011 contest, when Emmy and the song "Boom Boom" failed to qualify from the first semi-final by a margin of one point.

On 7 March 2012, Armenia announced that it would withdraw from the 2012 contest, because of security concerns in the host city Baku.[3] Despite their 2012 withdrawal, Armenia confirmed participation in the 2013 contest in Sweden.[4]

In 2014, Armenia matched their highest placement from 2008, with Aram Mp3 and the song "Not Alone" reaching fourth place. As of 2022, Armenia reached the final in 11 out of 14 contests, failing to advance to the final for the second time in 2018, finishing 15th in the first semi-final. In 2019, they failed to qualify for a third time, placing 16th in the second semi-final. Armenia had originally planned to participate in the 2021 contest, but ultimately withdrew due to social and political crises in the aftermath of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war.[5] Armenia returned to the contest in 2022, with Rosa Linn and the song "Snap", qualifying for the first time since 2017.

AMPTV also has a program called Eurovision Diary, which details the experiences of Armenian Eurovision entrants. The program begins every year when the artist is chosen and ends with the Eurovision final.

Participation overview

Table key
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Second place
X
Entry selected but did not compete
Upcoming
Year Entrant Song Language Final Points Semi Points
André "Without Your Love" English 8 129 6 150
Hayko "Anytime You Need" English, Armenian 8 138 Top 10 previous year[a]
Sirusho "Qélé, Qélé" (Քելե, Քելե) English, Armenian 4 199 2 139
Inga and Anush "Jan Jan" (Ջան Ջան) English, Armenian 10 92 5 99
Eva Rivas "Apricot Stone" English 7 141 6 83
Emmy "Boom Boom" English Failed to qualify 12 54
Dorians "Lonely Planet" English 18 41 7 69
Aram Mp3 "Not Alone" English 4 174 4 121
Genealogy "Face the Shadow" English 16 34 7 77
Iveta Mukuchyan "LoveWave" English 7 249 2 243
Artsvik "Fly with Me" English 18 79 7 152
Sevak Khanagyan "Qami" (Քամի) Armenian Failed to qualify 15 79
Srbuk "Walking Out" English 16 49
Athena Manoukian "Chains on You" English Contest cancelled[b] X
Rosa Linn "Snap" English 20 61 5 187

Awards

Marcel Bezençon Awards

Year Host city Category Song Performer(s) Composer(s) Final Points Ref.
2008 Serbia Belgrade Fan Award "Qélé, Qélé" Sirusho H.A. Der-Hovagimian, Sirusho 4 199

Related involvement

Heads of delegation

Year Head of delegation Ref.
20062010 Diana Mnatsakanyan
20112018 Gohar Gasparyan
2019 David Tserunyan and Anush Ter-Ghukasyan

Commentators and spokespersons

Year Commentator Dual commentator Spokesperson Ref.
2003 Unknown Did not participate
2004
2005 No television broadcast
2006 Gohar Gasparyan Felix Khachatryan Gohar Gasparyan
2007 N/A Sirusho
2008 Felix Khachatryan Hrachuhi Utmazyan Hrachuhi Utmazyan
2009 Khoren Levonyan N/A Sirusho
2010 Hrachuhi Utmazyan Nazeni Hovhannisyan
2011 Artak Vardanyan N/A Lusine Tovmasyan
2012 Gohar Gasparyan Artur Grigoryan Did not participate
2013 André (semi-finals),
Erik Antaranyan (final)
Arevik Udumyan (semi-finals),
Anna Avanesyan (final)
André
2014 Erik Antaranyan (semi-finals),
Tigran Danielyan (final)
Anna Avanesyan (semi-finals),
Arevik Udumyan (final)
Anna Avanesyan
2015 Erik Antaranyan (semi-final 1),
Vahe Khanamiryan (semi-final 2),
Avet Barseghyan (final)
Aram Mp3 (semi-final 1),
Hermine Stepanyan (semi-final 2),
Arevik Udumyan (final)
Lilit Muradyan
2016 Avet Barseghyan N/A Arman Margaryan
2017 Gohar Gasparyan Iveta Mukuchyan
2018 Felix Khachatryan Arsen Grigoryan
2019 Aram Mp3 Aram Mp3
2021 No television broadcast Did not participate
2022 Garik Papoyan Hrachuhi Utmazyan Garik Papoyan

Other shows

Show Commentators Channel Ref.
Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light David Tserunyan and Emma Hakobyan AMPTV [34]

Photogallery

See also

Notes

  1. ^ According to the then-Eurovision rules, the top ten non-Big Four countries from the previous year along with the Big Four automatically qualified for the Grand Final without having to compete in semi-finals. For example, if Germany and France placed inside the top ten, the 11th and 12th spots were advanced to next year's Grand Final along with all countries ranked in the top ten.
  2. ^ The 2020 contest was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

References

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