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Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
|Member station||Public Television Company of Armenia (AMPTV)|
|National selection events||
|Appearances||13 (10 finals)|
|Best result||4th: 2008, 2014|
|Armenia's page at Eurovision.tv|
| For the most recent participation see
Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020
Armenia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 13 times since making its debut in 2006, when André became the first participant representing Armenia and was the first singer from the Caucasus region to compete at Eurovision. Armenia has reached the top 10 on seven occasions, with the country's best result in the contest being two fourth-place finishes; achieved by Sirusho with the song "Qélé, Qélé" (2008), and Aram Mp3 with "Not Alone" (2014). 2011 was the first year that Armenia failed to advance from the semi-final round. This was followed by the country withdrawing from the 2012 contest due to security concerns in the host city, Baku. In 2018 and 2019, Armenia consecutively failed to qualify from the semi-finals for the second and third time respectively.
Armenia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 with the song "Without Your Love" performed by one of Armenia's top artists, André, and produced by Anush Hovnanyan. Armenia had never entered the competition before, therefore, it had to compete in the semi-final. André was the first performer of the semi-final. 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 eighth again.
In 2008, Armenia reached the top five for the first time, with Sirusho finishing fourth with the song "Qélé, Qélé", which received the most 12 points in the final, with a total of eight. This result was followed by two more top ten placements in 2009 and 2010, making Armenia 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 the host city, Baku. Despite their 2012 withdrawal, Armenia confirmed participation in the 2013 contest in Sweden.
In 2014 Armenia reached the top five for the second time, with Aram Mp3 and the song "Not Alone" placing fourth, matching the country's best-ever showing in the contest. Armenia has now reached the final in 10 out of 13 contests, failing to advance to the final for the second time in 2018, finishing 15th in the first semi-final. In 2019, they failed to qualify for a third time, placing 16th in the second semi-final. This is Armenia's worst result in the contest to date. Armenia had orginally planned to participate in the 2021 contest, but ultimately withdrew due to social and political crises in the aftermath of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war.
AMPTV also has program called Eurovision Diary, a program specifically designed for Armenian Eurovision entrants and their experiences. The program begins every year when the artist is chosen and ends with the Eurovision final.
|Entry selected but did not compete|
|André||"Without Your Love"||English||8||129||6||150|
|Hayko||"Anytime You Need"||English, Armenian||8||138||Top 10 previous year[a]|
|Sirusho||"Qélé, Qélé" (Քելե, Քելե)||English, Armenian||4||199||2||139|
|Inga and Anush||"Jan Jan" (Ջան Ջան)||English, Armenian||10||92||5||99|
|Eva Rivas||"Apricot Stone"||English||7||141||6||83|
|Emmy||"Boom Boom"||English||Failed to qualify||12||54|
|Aram Mp3||"Not Alone"||English||4||174||4||121|
|Genealogy||"Face the Shadow"||English||16||34||7||77|
|Artsvik||"Fly with Me"||English||18||79||7||152|
|Sevak Khanagyan||"Qami" (Քամի)||Armenian||Failed to qualify||15||79|
|Athena Manoukian||"Chains on You"||English||Contest cancelled[b] X|
Marcel Bezençon Awards
|2008||Belgrade||Fan Award||"Qélé, Qélé"||Sirusho||H.A. Der-Hovagimian, Sirusho||4||199|
Heads of delegation
|Year||Head of delegation||Ref.|
|2019–||David Tserunyan and Anush Ter-Ghukasyan|
Commentators and spokespersons
|2006||Gohar Gasparyan||Felix Khachatryan||Gohar Gasparyan|
|2008||Felix Khachatryan||Hrachuhi Utmazyan||Hrachuhi Utmazyan|
|2010||Hrachuhi Utmazyan||Nazeni Hovhannisyan|
|2011||Artak Vardanyan||N/A||Lusine Tovmasyan|
|2012||Gohar Gasparyan||Artur Grigoryan||Did not participate|
Erik Antaranyan (final)
|Arevik Udumyan (semi-finals),
Anna Avanesyan (final)
|2014||Erik Antaranyan (semi-finals),
Tigran Danielyan (final)
|Anna Avanesyan (semi-finals),
Arevik Udumyan (final)
|2015||Erik Antaranyan (semi-final 1),
Vahe Khanamiryan (semi-final 2),
Avet Barseghyan (final)
|Aram Mp3 (semi-final 1),
Hermine Stepanyan (semi-final 2),
Arevik Udumyan (final)
|2016||Avet Barseghyan||N/A||Arman Margaryan|
|2017||Gohar Gasparyan||Iveta Mukuchyan|
|2018||Felix Khachatryan||Arsen Grigoryan|
|2019||Aram Mp3||Aram Mp3|
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