Armenia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Armenia
Flag
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

Armenia has competed in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest nine times, having debuted in 2007. Armenia has one of the most successful track records in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

History[edit]

Location of Armenia.

For their first entry, Armenian broadcaster Armenian Public Television (ARMTV) internally selected Arevik to represent Armenia.[1] At the contest in Rotterdam, Arevik came second for Armenia with the song Erazanq, being beaten by Belarus' Alexey Zhigalkovich by only one point. Armenia's second entry was Monika Manucharova with the song Im Ergi Hnchyune, which placed eighth in the 2008 contest in Limassol. Their third entry was Luara Hayrapetyan with the song Barcelona, which placed second (tied with Russia) in the 2009 contest in Kiev.

Armenia won for the first time in 2010 with the song Mama by Vladimir Arzumanyan. On home soil in Yerevan in 2011, Dalita sang Welcome To Armenia and came fifth among thirteen participants. In 2012, Compass Band represented Armenia with Sweetie Baby at the 2012 contest in Amsterdam, placing third. On 30 November 2013, Monica Avanesyan carried the Armenian flag with the song Choco Fabric at the 2013 contest in Kiev. In 2014, Betty represented Armenia with the song, "People of the Sun", placing third. A year later, Michael Varosyan represented Armenia in Sofia, placing second, with the highest point tally for Armenia in all its history.

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.[2] ARMTV announced on 10 August 2016 that they had internally selected Anahit Adamyan and Mary Vardanyan to represent them at he contest, singing the song "Tarber" wich translates as Different.[3]

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[4][5] "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.[6] 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 2015:

Hostings[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arevik group to represent the country in Rotterdam". Oikotimes. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  2. ^ García, Belén (21 July 2016). "Armenia confirms participation at Junior Eurovision!". esc-plus.com. Esc-plus. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  3. ^ García, Belén (10 August 2016). "Anahit & Mary to sing for Armenia at Junior Eurovision 2016!". esc-plus.com. Esc-plus. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
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  6. ^ Fisher, Luke James (21 November 2015). "Tonight: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015!". Junior Eurovision Song Contest – Bulgaria 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

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