After an initial announcement that the Armenian representative would be internally selected, Public Television of Armenia has now changed plans. As many high-quality proposals have been received, a national final will be organised after all, to be broadcast live on 2 March, official website of the Erovision Song Contest informs.
Earlier this year, Eurovision.tv reported that Armenia would internally select their representative for Malmö, with Sirusho being one of the most rumoured candidates. Today, the Armenian public broadcaster has re-drawn the plans.
Gohar Gasparyan, the Head of the Armenian Delegation, explained ot Eurovision.tv: “Earlier AMPTV announced an internal selection, but as we continue getting numerous letters and songs we decided to give an opportunity for as many singers/authors as possible to perform live and be selected by the viewers and professional jury ensuring healthy competition.”
The application period starts on 22 January and ends on 20 February. The national final will be broadcast live on the First Channel of the Public Television of Armenia on 2 March.