Arménie 2008

Armenia competed in the first semi-final on 20 May 2008 in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008. The country chose their singer by an internal selection. They selected Sirusho to be their representative for this year’s Eurovision.[1]

National selection

The Armenian national final concert that was scheduled for March 8, 2008 was canceled due to a State of Emergency in Armenia.[2] The Armenian TV channel decided to film a national final show instead.[2]Sirusho sang four songs. The winning song was chosen by televoting and SMS voting.

Armenian composers were invited to write songs for Sirusho. Four of them were selected by a special jury and « Qélé, Qélé« , which will represent the country in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest, was chosen during a National Final.

Draw Song Results
Percentage Place
1 « Strong » 2.4% 4
2 « I Can’t Control It «  6.0% 2
3 « I Still Breathe » 5.1% 3
4 « Qélé, Qélé«  86.5% 1

At Eurovision

At the first semi-final, held on May 20, Sirusho performed 14th, and placed 2nd of 19, behind Greece and qualifying for the final on 24 May

In the final, Sirusho performed 5th following Germany and preceding Bosnia and Herzegovina. She finished 4th with 199 points, the highest amount of points in all of Armenia’s Eurovision entries.

Points awarded to Armenia (Semi-Final 1)
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

Points awarded by Armenia

See: Eurovision Song Contest 2008.

References

  1. ^ Eurovision2008.org Archived April 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Eurovision2008.org Archived May 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.