The Armenian broadcaster returned to a national final format to select the fourth Armenian entry to the Eurovision Song Contest. This was the second time the Armenian entry was selected through a public contest. The final, held on 14 February, 2009 used a mixture of jury and televoting to select the winner.
Inga & Anush Arshakyanner with their song "Jan Jan" were landslide winners, taking the top mark from the jury and gaining 35% of the televote.Azerbaijani press agencies claimed that, the song "Jan Jan" fully copying the famous Azerbaijanian composer Tofig Guliyev's dance song "Nakhchivani", which was composed more than 30 years ago. A quick listen however, reveals they barely resemble one another, sharing perhaps only slight features of regional rhythms and instrumentation.
Mher with the song "My Heart, My Soul" was second while Dorians with the song "Fly" were close third.
Armenia qualified from the first semi final and eventually finished in 10th place in the final with 92 points. Despite it being the country's worst finish in the Eurovision at the time, it gave them the country's fourth successive top ten finish.