Armenia will pick its entry for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest through a national selection to be held on the 27th of September.
The Armenian broadcaster announced their search for their entry back in June with the deadline set for September. Out of the 82 entries received, 12 were picked to take part in the selection show, according to the contest’s official website.
The qualifiers are listed below:
- Mary Vardanyan (10) – Ergn Im Ays (My Song in English)
- Michael Varosyan (10) – Happy Day
- David Vardanyan (11) & Erna Mirzoyan (15) – Lusavorakan (Educative)
- Petros Ghazaryan (12) – Du-Du (You-You)
- Karen Oughuryan (12) – Ynkerner Enq (We Are Friends)
- Karen Ohanyan (12) – Share And Like
- Karapet Karapetyan (13) – Miracles
- Gayane Ghazaryan (13) – We Are Young
- Milena Ghazaryan (13) – Antsanot Ashkarh (Unknown World)
- Roza Kostandyan (13) – Gitem (I Know)
- Monica Avanesyan (15) – Choco Fabric
- Michael Simonyan (15) – Otar Mi Vairum (In A Foreign Place)
The national selection show will be broadcast at 21:30 local time (19:30 Central European Time). The winner will be chosen by a jury and televote, with both having a 50% stake in the final result.
Armenia has won the contest once, back in 2010 when Vladimir Arzumanyan’s Mama took the trophy home from Minsk, Belarus. The country hosted the contest in 2011 in Yerevan.