A short but successful Armenian history
The next country we visit in our look back at the history of Europe's Favourite TV Show is Armenia. They are a relative newcomer to the competition, but have enjoyed top ten placings on all but one of their attempts to date.
Armenia first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006. Their debut entry in Athens was Without Your Love from André. He took his nation to a very respectable 8th place finish in the Grand Final.
Armenia's record at a glance
- First participation - 2006 - André - Without Your Love
- Best result - 4th place in Final (2008) - Sirusho - Qele Qele
- Semi-Final record - 5/6 attempts successful - 83.3% qualification record
- Highest score in the Final - 199 (2008) - Sirusho- Qele Qele
You can see the full information about all of Armenia's participants and entries here in the history section of Eurovision.tv
Armenia's most successful attempt to date was in Belgrade in 2008, when Sirusho took the popular Qele Qele to the top four in the Final. You can see Sirusho's official video for Qele Qele below.
Armenia facts and figures
- For their first five years of participation, Armenia were never outside of the top 10 in the Grand Final
- The only artist not to have qualified from the Semi-Finals for Armenia was Emmy in 2011 with Boom Boom
- Due to the fact that the 2012 contest was being held in Baku, Azerbaijan, Armenia decided to withdraw from the competition for a year but are set to return in 2013
- Over their six years of participation, Armenia has awarded Russia the maximum 12 points on four occasions, each year from 2006 to 2009. Georgia were awarded top marks in 2010 and Ukraine in 2011
- Armenia has been very successful in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, having won the competition in 2010 and been runner up in 2007 and 2009. They hosted the 2011 show from Yerevan
You can see the preview video clip for Aremnia's second most successful entry, Apricot Stone from Eva Rivas in the video below.