The confirmations for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest are continuing to flood in! Next to confirm is AMPTV, the national broadcaster of Armenia. A couple of days ago, the board at the broadcaster met to finalise plans for the upcoming television season for their main channel. According to escapenews.org, Eurovision is confirmed to be amongst their plans for the season. Furthermore, with no mention of a return for Depi Evratesil, it seems AMPTV could return to a full internal selection.
Armenia at Eurovision
Since Armenia’s Eurovision debut in 2006, the Caucasian nation has become one of the contest’s most successful nations. With eleven participations so far, only once have they missed out on the grand final: Emmy’s Boom Boom in 2011. In addition, Armenia has six top ten finishes to their name. Sirusho and Aram MP3 were Armenia’s most successful representatives, finishing in 4th place with Qélé, Qélé in 2008 and Not Alone in 2014 respectively.
This year, Artsvik represented Armenia following her victory in Depi Evratesil at the end of 2016. This three-month selection contest was Armenia’s longest selection process ever and was praised by many for the high-quality production values and talent on offer. Artsvik performed Fly With Me in Kyiv and finished in 18th place, a result that surprised many.
Are you pleased that Armenia will be heading to Lisbon next year? Furthermore, which artist would you like to see represent the nation? Let us know in the comments below and via our social media pages @ESCXTRA!