Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
|Member station||Public Television of Armenia (AMPTV)|
|National selection events|
|Appearances||10 (9 finals)|
|Best result||4th: 2008, 2014|
|Worst result||12th SF: 2011|
|Armenia's page at Eurovision.tv|
For the most recent participation see|
Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016
Armenia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 10 times since making its debut in 2006, and has reached the top 10 on seven occasions. Armenia's best result in the contest is two fourth-place finishes; achieved by Sirusho in 2008 with the song "Qélé, Qélé", and Aram Mp3 in 2014 with "Not Alone". 2011 is the only year that Armenia has failed to advance from the semi-final round. This was followed by the country withdrawing from the 2012 contest due to security concerns.
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.
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
|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||11||54|
|2012||Did not participate|
|2014||Aram Mp3||English||"Not Alone"||4||174||4||121|
|2015||Genealogy||English||"Face the Shadow"||16||34||7||77|
|2017||TBA December 2016|
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.
As of 2016, Armenia's voting history is as follows:
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.
|2008||Belgrade||Fan Award||"Qélé, Qélé"||Sirusho||H.A. Der-Hovagimian, Sirusho|
Commentators and spokespersons
|2006||Gohar Gasparyan & Felix Khachatryan||Gohar Gasparyan|
|2008||Felix Khachatryan & Hrachuhi Utmazyan||Hrachuhi Utmazyan|
|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)
|2015|| Aram Mp3 & Erik Antaranyan (first semi-final),|
Vahe Khanamiryan & Hermine Stepanyan (second semi-final),
Avet Barseghyan & Arevik Udumyan (Final)
|2016||Avet Barseghyan||Arman Margaryan|
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- Jiandani, Sanjay (31 October 2012). "Armenia confirms participation". EscToday. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
- "Marcel Bezençon Award – an introduction". Poplight.se. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
- OGAE Armenia Official fan club for supporting Armenian representatives at Eurovision Song Contest
- Points to and from Armenia eurovisioncovers.co.uk