Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022

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Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Country Armenia
National selection
Selection processInternal selection
Selection date(s)March 2022[1]
Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2020 2022

Armenia is set to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy.

Background

Prior to the 2022 contest, Armenia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest thirteen times since its first entry in 2006.[2] Its highest placing in the contest, to this point, has been fourth place, which the nation achieved on two occasions: in 2008 with the song "Qélé, Qélé" performed by Sirusho and in 2014 with the song "Not Alone" performed by Aram Mp3. Armenia has, to this point, failed to qualify to the final on three occasions, in 2011, 2018 and 2019, the latter with the song "Walking Out" performed by Srbuk. The nation briefly withdrew from the contest in 2012 due to long-standing tensions with then host country Azerbaijan.[3]

The Armenian national broadcaster, Public Television of Armenia (AMPTV), broadcasts the event within Armenia and organises the selection process for the nation's entry. Armenia has used various methods to select the Armenian entry in the past, such as internal selections and a live televised national final to choose the performer, song or both to compete at Eurovision. Between 2014 and 2016, the broadcaster internally selected both the artist and the song, while the national final Depi Evratesil was organized in 2017 and 2018. The broadcaster opted to internally select the Armenian entry in 2019, and for the later-cancelled 2020 contest, AMPTV once again used Depi Evratesil to select the Armenian entry.[4]

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] On 20 October 2021, it was announced that Armenia will return to the contest in 2022.[6]

Before Eurovision

Armenia will use an internal selection to determine its entry. Candidates rumoured to be in the running are Athena Manoukian, Saro Gevorgyan, Kamil Show and Rosa Linn.[7][8] However, on 15 February 2022, AMPTV dismissed the claims that Linn had been selected, stating that no decision had been made yet and that an announcement will come in March 2022.[1]

At Eurovision

According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the "Big Five" (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) split up the competing countries into six different pots based on voting patterns from previous contests, with countries with favourable voting histories put into the same pot. On 25 January 2022, an allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Armenia has been placed into the first semi-final, to be held on 10 May 2022, and has been scheduled to perform in the second half of the show.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b Granger, Anthony (15 February 2022). "🇦🇲 Armenia: AMPTV Confirms Decision Yet To Be Made On Eurovision 2022 Representative". Eurovoix. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Armenia Country Profile". EBU. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  3. ^ Kramer, Andrew E. (7 March 2012). "Armenians Are Shunning Song Contest in Azerbaijan". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  4. ^ Farren, Neil (5 November 2019). "Armenia: Depi Evratesil to Select Eurovision 2020 Entry". Eurovoix. Archived from the original on 5 November 2019. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Armenia withdraws from Eurovision Song Contest 2021". Eurovision.tv. EBU. 5 March 2021.
  6. ^ "REVEALED: the 41 countries joining Eurovision in Turin 2022". Eurovision.tv. EBU. 20 October 2021. Archived from the original on 20 October 2021. Retrieved 20 October 2021.
  7. ^ Avagyan, Alen (14 February 2022). "Հայտնի է «Եվրատեսիլ»-ում Հայաստանի ներկայացուցչի անունը". Hraparak (in Armenian). Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  8. ^ Mamikonyan, Stepan (25 January 2022). "Armenia: Here's some exclusive information about the internal selection!". Eurovision Fun. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  9. ^ "Eurovision 2022: Which Semi-Final is your country performing in? 🇮🇹". Eurovision.tv. EBU. 25 January 2022. Retrieved 25 January 2022.
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