Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest

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Member station Public Television of Armenia (AMPTV)
National selection events
Appearances 9 (8 finals)
First appearance 2006
Best result 4th: 2008, 2014
Worst result 12th SF: 2011
External links
AMPTV page
Armenia's page at

Armenia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 with the song "Without Your Love" performed by André. Armenia had never entered the competition before, therefore it had to compete in the semi final. André was the first performer of the semi-finals. The song reached the final of the contest on 20 May 2006 and gave Armenia a successful debut coming in 8th position.

Having reached the top ten in the final, Armenia didn't have to compete in the semi-final of the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest and automatically reached the final on 12 May performing 23rd of the 24 finalists and came 8th again.

Armenia was one of only three countries that had always placed in the top ten since the introduction of the semi-finals. This record was broken at the 2011 contest, when Emmy and the song Boom Boom failed to qualify from the first semi-final by only one point.

On 7 March 2012, Armenia announced that it would be withdrawing from the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, because of security concerns.[1]

Despite their 2012 withdrawal, Armenia confirmed participation in the 2013 contest in Sweden.[2]

In 2014 Armenia reached the top 10 after 4 years, represented by Aram Mp3 with the song Not Alone placed 4th. This is the best place that Armenia ever got alongside with Sirusho with the song Qélé, Qélé in 2008.


Table key
  Second place
  Third place
  Last place
Year Artist Language Title Final Points Semi Points
2006 André English "Without Your Love" 8 129 6 150
2007 Hayko English, Armenian "Anytime You Need" 8 138 Top 10 Previous Year
2008 Sirusho English, Armenian "Qélé, Qélé" 4 199 2 139
2009 Inga and Anush English, Armenian "Jan Jan" 10 92 5 99
2010 Eva Rivas English "Apricot Stone" 7 141 6 83
2011 Emmy English "Boom Boom" Failed to qualify 12 54
2012 Did not participate
2013 Dorians English "Lonely Planet" 18 41 7 69
2014 Aram Mp3 English "Not Alone" 4 174 4 121
2015 Genealogy English "Face the Shadow" 16 34 7 77
2016 Iveta Mukuchyan

NOTE: If a country had won the previous year, they did not have to compete in the semi-finals the following year. In addition from 2004-2007, the top ten countries who were not members of the big four did not have to compete in the semi-finals the following year. If, for example, Germany and France placed inside the top ten, the countries who placed 11th and 12th were advanced to the following year's grand final along with the rest of the top ten countries.

Voting history

As of 2015, Armenia's voting history is as follows:

Awards received

Marcel Bezençon Awards

The Marcel Bezençon Awards were first handed out during the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 in Tallinn, Estonia, honouring the best competing songs in the final. Founded by Christer Björkman (Sweden's representative in the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest and the current Head of Delegation for Sweden) and Richard Herrey (a member of the Herreys and the Eurovision Song Contest 1984 winner from Sweden), the awards are named after the creator of the annual competition, Marcel Bezençon. The awards are divided into three categories: Press Award, Artistic Award, and Composer Award.[3]

Year Host city Category Song Performer(s) Composer(s)
2008 Belgrade Fan Award "Qélé, Qélé" Sirusho H.A. Der-Hovagimian, Sirusho

Commentators and spokespersons

Year(s) Commentators Spokesperson
2006 Gohar Gasparyan & Felix Khachatryan Gohar Gasparyan
2007 Gohar Gasparyan Sirusho
2008 Felix Khachatryan & Hrachuhi Utmazyan Hrachuhi Utmazyan
2009 Khoren Levonyan Sirusho
2010 Hrachuhi Utmazyan & Khoren Levonyan Nazeni Hovhannisyan
2011 Artak Vardanyan Lusine Tovmasyan
2012 Gohar Gasparyan & Artur Grigoryan Armenia did not participate
2013 André & Arevik Udumyan (Semi-finals),
Erik Antaranyan & Anna Avanesyan (Final)
2014 Erik Antaranyan & Anna Avanesyan (Semi-finals),
Arevik Udumyan & Tigran Danielyan (Final)
Anna Avanesyan
2015 Aram Mp3 & Erik Antaranyan (first semi-final),
Vahe Khanamiryan & Hermine Stepanyan (second semi-final),
Avet Barseghyan & Arevik Udumyan (Final)
Lilit Muradyan
2016 TBA TBA


See also


  1. Siim, Jarmo (7 March 2012). "Armenia withdraws from Eurovision 2012". Retrieved 7 March 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Jiandani, Sanjay (31 October 2012). "Armenia confirms participation". EscToday. Retrieved 31 October 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Marcel Bezençon Award – an introduction". Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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