Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010

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Eurovision Song Contest 2010
Country  Armenia
National selection
Selection process National Final
50% Jury
50% Televoting
Selection date(s) 14 February 2010
Selected entrant Eva Rivas
Selected song "Apricot Stone"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (6th, 83 points)
Final result 7th, 141 points
Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2009 2010 2011►

Armenia will select its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest through a televised national final, which will be held in February 2010, organised by the Armenian national broadcaster Public Television of Armenia (ARMTV).

Early rumours[edit]

In December a video posted on YouTube which claimed that Armenia would be represented by a duet between rapper and dancer Mihran and Emmy. However no official statement was ever made by AMRTV on the video, and news on a public selection was later confirmed.[1]

National final[edit]

On 13 December AMRTV officially confirmed Eurovision participation in 2010.[2] On 18 December the first details on the country's selection for the contest were announced. A national final will be held on 14 February 2010, with ten songs competing to represent Armenia. Songs could be submitted to AMRTV until 1 February. Both Armenian and foreign composers and writers are allowed to take part. Ten songs will be selected, and on a televised final both jury and televoting will select the winner, both counting for 50%.[3][4] The ten selected songs were revealed on 4 February, with the running order for the contest to be held on 11 February.[5][6]

On 10 February it was announced that Sonya, who was the present the song "Never", will withdraw from the contest due to health problems. This leaves only nine songs left in the contest.[7]

On 11 February the running order for the contest was decided on a special TV broadcast. All nine acts were drawn, and it was decided that with Another Story will open the contest and Eva Rivas will close it.[8]

A number of guests performed during the concert: Sirusho, the Armenian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 (4th place); Andre, the Armenian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 (8th place); last year's, National Final winners, sisters Inga and Anush (10th place); Luara Hayrapetyan, the Armenian entry for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009 (2nd place); and the first winner of Eurovision Song Contest, Lys Assia.[9]

The winner of the contest was Eva Rivas with the song "Apricot Stone".[10][11]

National Final - 14 February 2010
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Jury Televote Total Place
1 Another Story "Ays dzmer" A. Sargsyan (m & l) 3 7 10 5
2 Ani Arzumanyan "The Mermaid Song" A. Nersisyan (m & l) 8 6 14 4
3 Meline Beglaryan "We Must Believe" M. Beglaryan (m & l) 5 3 8 6=
4 Emmy and Mihran "Hey (Let Me Hear You Say)" V. Ter-Yeghishyan (m), M. Kirakosyan (l) 12 8 10400 20 2
5 David Ashotyan "Infected Dreams" D. Ashotyan (m & l) 2 5 7 9
6 Nick Egibyan "Countdown" N. Egibyan (m & l) 6 2 8 6=
7 Maria Kizirian "Little Red Riding Hood" M. Kizirian (m & l) 4 4 8 6=
8 Razmik Amyan "My Love" V. Petrosyan (m), V. Zadoyan (l) 7 10 10500 17 3
9 Eva Rivas "Apricot Stone" A. Martirosyan (m), K. Kavaleryan (l) 10 12 22000 22 1

At Eurovision[edit]

Armenia competed in the second semi-final of the contest, on 27 May 2010, following Lithuania and preceding Israel. Armenia qualified from the second semi-final, placing 6th and scoring 83 points, and competed in the final on 29 May 2010. In the final Armenia performed following Russia and preceding Germany. Armenia placed 7th in the final, scoring 141 points.

Points Awarded by Armenia[12][edit]

Points Awarded to Armenia (Semi-Final 2)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points Awarded to Armenia (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Klier, Marcus (2009-12-01). "Armenia: youtube video claims Mihran & Emmy for Oslo". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 7 December 2009. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Shegrikyan, Zaven (2009-12-13). "Armenia: Confirmed participation for Oslo 2010!". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 15 December 2009. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Klier, Marcus (2009-12-18). "Armenian broadcaster looking for national final entries". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 14 January 2010. Retrieved 2009-12-18. 
  4. ^ Brey, Marco (2009-12-18). "Armenia: Rules for national final published". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 21 December 2009. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  5. ^ Klier, Marcus (2010-01-04). "Armenia: Ten national finalists announced". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 6 February 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  6. ^ Brey, Marco (2010-02-04). "Armenian finalists announced". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 7 February 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  7. ^ Shegrikyan, Zaven (2010-02-10). "Sonya withdraws from Armenian final due to health problems". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 12 February 2010. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  8. ^ Hondal, Victor (2010-02-11). "Armenian national final running order announced". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 15 February 2010. Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  9. ^ Brey, Marco (2010-02-14). "Eva Rivas to represent Armenia!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  10. ^ Klier, Marcus (2010-02-14). "Armenia sends Eva Rivas to the Eurovision Song Contest". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 24 March 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  11. ^ Brey, Marco (2010-02-14). "Eva Rivas to represent Armenia!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  12. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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