Armenian national broadcaster AMPTV has announced to launch the second edition of the national selection Depi Evratesil. The call for submissions is now open. The winner is to represent the country at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.
The format of Depi Evratesil was first introduced last year when, from hundreds of applications from all over the world, Artsvik eventually headed to Kiev with her song “Fly with Me” . However, in order to select her successor, the contest will undergo a big change. Unlike its previous edition the artists will compete by presenting their original songs, penned especially for this contest. While in the previous edition, candidates entered the competition mainly with world known hits or eurovision hits. The show will consist of four live shows.
The eligibility criteria are the same as last year. The candidates should hold Armenian citizenship or have Armenian heritage, be 16 years old by May 8th – the first Eurovision semifinal date. All the interested artists can find the full criteria and apply on for the competition on the website of AMPTV by 15th December 2017.