Armenia: Listen to the final version of “Chains On You” for Eurovision 2020

Athena Manoukian with the song “Chains On You”, winning the Depi Evratesil, became the representative of Armenia in Rotterdam. A few hours after her victory, she announced that she would make changes to her song to achieve a better result. Almost a month after Depi Evratesil’s big finale, we can officially hear the final version of the song.

There are various changes to the orchestration of “Chains On You”. Compared to its original form, the RnB and ethnic elements of the song are more intense. While a long bridge has been added to the last minute of “Chains On You”! You can listen to the revamp below:

Who is Athena Manoukian?

Athena Manoukian, a 25-year-old Greek of Armenian descent, took her first steps in the music industry in 2007, when she won first place in the Alpha Talent Competition, What’s Missing?

The following year, she participated in the competition for Greek participation in Eurovision Junior, with the song, “Aphrodite’s Kiss”, winning third place, failing to get a ticket to Limassol.

In 2011, she released her first single, “Party Like A Freak”, which counts over a million views on YouTube. In 2012, however, her single “I Surrender” became one of the summer hits.

In the fall of the same year, she released her first Greek-speaking song, “Say How You Love Me”.

In 2014, the 25-year-old singer released the single “XO” that introduced her to the airplay of Scandinavia and Australia. In fact, it became better known in Armenia, largely occupied by the media.

She owns two music awards. In 2015 he won the award for best song in English at the Armenian Pulse Music Awards, and won the European Song Contest for the same category the following year.

In addition, Athena is one of the composers of the song “My Old Love” of Elena Paparizou. In 2018, the singer appeared on the British music competition audition, The X-Factor, claiming a spot on the show, singing Beyonce’s Crazy In Love. Athena is very excited about Robbie Williams, who thinks she can do many things in the music industry.

 

Armenia: Emmy Bejanyan to participate in Depi Evratesil?

A few days ago, Armenian Public Television announced its return to the concept it used in 2018 to select the song and artist to represent it in Rotterdam in May, namely through “Depi Evratesil”!

One potential participant seems to be Emmy Bejanyan. Emmy represented Armenia in Dusseldorf in 2011 with the song “Boom Boom”, succeeding Armenia’s first blockade of the Final.

Now, in a series of  posts on  her Instagram account, she asks her fans if they want her back at the Eurovision Contest, with most saying yes to this venture.

Depi Evratesil will take place in 2018’s format. This means that contestants will be participating with

original songs and will not be in a talent show style, which was held in 2017.

Interested creators and performers can submit their entries by December 31st, via the official website of Depi Evratesil.

Armenia: Through Depi Evratesil the artist and song for Eurovision 2020

Armenian public broadcaster is returning to the concept used in 2018 to select the entry and artist to represent it in May in Rotterdam. Armenia ‘s participation in Eurovision 2020 will be selected as announced recently, via Depi Evratesil!

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Depi Evratesil will take place based on 2018 format. This means that contestants will be participating with original songs and will not be in the talent show style, which was held in 2017.

Interested creators and performers can submit their entries by December 31st, via the official website of Depi Evratesil.

More information will be announced at a later date.