Armenia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Armenia
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Member station ARMTV
National selection events Internal Selection (2007, 2015–2016)
Junior Eurosong (2008–2014)
Appearances
Appearances 10
First appearance 2007
Best result 1st: 2010
Worst result 8th: 2008
External links
Armenia's page at Eurovision.tv
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Armenia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016

The participation of Armenia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest first began at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 which took place in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Armenian Public Television (ARMTV), a member organisation of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), have been responsible for the selection process of their participants since their debut. The first representative to participate for the nation at the 2007 contest was Arevik with the song "Erazanq" (Երազանք), which finished in second place out of seventeen participating entries, achieving a score of one hundred and thirty-six points. Since their debut, Armenia have never missed an edition of the contest and won in 2010 with the song "Mama" by Vladimir Arzumanyan. They hosted the contest at the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex in 2011. As of Junior Eurovision 2016, Armenia have awarded and received the most points from Georgia.

History[edit]

Armenian broadcaster Armenian Public Television (ARMTV), announced on 21 May 2007 that thy would be making their Junior Eurovision debut at the 2007 contest in Rotterdam, Netherlands on 8 December 2007.[1] ARMTV internally selected Arevik as their debut entrant with the song "Erazanq" (Armenian: "Երազանք").[2] At the running order draw for Junior Eurovision 2007, Armenia were drawn third, following Belgium and preceding Cyprus, were they finished in second place scoring 136 points.[3]

Following their debut success, Armenia continued to participate in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, finishing in third place on two occasions (2012, and 2014), runners-up at four contests (2007, 2009, 2015, and 2016), and achieving their first win at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song "Mama" (Armenian: "Մամա"), performed by Vladimir Arzumanyan achieving 120 points.[4][5] Their worst finish to date was at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008, were they finished in eighth place.[4]

Armenia were the host country of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011, which took place on 3 December at the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex located in the Armenian capital, Yerevan.[6] It was the first time in history of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest that the contest was held in the previous year's winning country. ARMTV was the main organiser of the show, being provided financial aid from the EBU made of entrance fees from the participating broadcasters, while Swedish company HD Resources assisted with the technical side of the production.[7]

The Armenian broadcaster announced on 21 July 2016, that they would be participating at the contest being held in Valletta, Malta on 20 November 2016.[8] ARMTV announced on 10 August 2016 that they had internally selected Anahit Adamyan and Mary Vardanyan to represent them at the contest, singing the song "Tarber" which translates as Different. Song placed second with total 232 points after Georgia, beaten only by 7 points.[9] ARMTV have not made any public announcements in regards to their participation at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017,[10] scheduled to take place in Georgian capital, Tbilisi, on 26 November.[11]

Participation[edit]

Table key

 1st place   2nd place   3rd place   Last place 

Year Artist Song Language Place Points
2007 Arevik "Erazanq" (Երազանք) Armenian 2 136
2008 Monica Manucharova "Im Ergi Hnchyune" (Իմ Երգի Հնչյունը) Armenian 8 59
2009 Luara Hayrapetyan "Barcelona" (Բարսելոնա) Armenian 2 116
2010 Vladimir Arzumanyan "Mama" (Մամա) Armenian 1 120
2011 Dalita "Welcome to Armenia" Armenian, English 5 85
2012 Compass Band "Sweetie Baby" Armenian, English 3 98
2013 Monica Avanesyan "Choco-Factory" Armenian, English 6 69
2014 Betty "People of the Sun" Armenian, English 3 146
2015 Michael Varosyan "Love" Armenian, English 2 176
2016 Anahit & Mary "Tarber" (Տարբեր) Armenian, English 2 232

Broadcasts and voting[edit]

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

The contests are broadcast online worldwide through the official Junior Eurovision Song Contest website junioreurovision.tv and YouTube. In 2015, the online broadcasts featured commentary in English by junioreurovision.tv editor Luke Fisher and 2011 Bulgarian Junior Eurovision Song Contest entrant Ivan Ivanov.[12] The Armenian broadcaster, ARMTV, send their own commentators to each contest in order to provide commentary in the Armenian language. Spokespersons were also chosen by the national broadcaster in order to announce the awarding points from Armenia. The table below list the details of each commentator and spokesperson since 2007.

Year(s) Commentator Spokesperson
2007 Gohar Gasparyan Ani Sahakyan
2008 Mari Sahakyan
2009 Razmik Arghajanyan
2010 Gohar Gasparyan and Artak Vandanyan Nadia Sargsyan
2011 Artak Vardanyan and Marianna Javakhyan Razmik Arghajanyan
2012 Gohar Gasparyan Mika
2013 Dalita and Vahe Khanamiryan David Vardanyan
2014 Avet Barseghyan Monica Avanesyan
2015 Betty
2016 Mika

Voting history[edit]

The tables below shows Armenia's top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2016 and takes into account the new voting system which allows the adult and kids juries each to award a set of points, introduced by the European Broadcasting Union from the 2016 contest onwards.[13]

Hostings[edit]

Year Location Venue Presenters
2011 Yerevan Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex Avet Barseghyan & Gohar Gasparyan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Junior 2007: 18 countries to take part". European Broadcasting Union. 21 May 2007. Archived from the original on 21 August 2007. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Arevik group to represent the country in Rotterdam". Oikotimes. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. 8 December 2007. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Armenia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  5. ^ Siim, Jarmo (20 November 2010). "Armenia wins 8th Junior Eurovision Song Contest". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  6. ^ Siim, Jarmo (18 January 2011). "Armenia to host Junior Eurovision in 2011". European Broadcasting Union. 
  7. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest - Armenia". ARMTV. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  8. ^ García, Belén (21 July 2016). "Armenia confirms participation at Junior Eurovision!". esc-plus.com. Esc-plus. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  9. ^ García, Belén (10 August 2016). "Anahit & Mary to sing for Armenia at Junior Eurovision 2016!". esc-plus.com. Esc-plus. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  10. ^ "Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "Georgia to host the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  12. ^ Fisher, Luke James (21 November 2015). "Tonight: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015!". Junior Eurovision Song Contest – Bulgaria 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  13. ^ Jordan, Paul (13 May 2016). "Format changes for the Junior Eurovision 2016". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 

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