Eurovision 2014 participant from Armenia to be determined on New Year’s Eve

Eurovision 2014 participant from Armenia to be determined on New Year’s Eve

YEREVAN, December 24. /ARKA/. The singer to represent Armenia at Eurovision Song 2014 will be determined on the New Year’s Eve, the press office of Armenian Public TV reported.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2014 will be held in Copenhagen in May 2014. Semifinals will take place on May 6 and 8 and the final on May 10.

In early September, EBU/EUROVISION released the rules for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. Although the fundamentals have not changed, organisers are tightening the rules and increasing openness on the jury voting, which makes up 50% of the outcome in each participating country.

Under the new rules, the names of all jury members will be announced on the 1st of May, before the contest. Additionally, EBU/EUROVISION will publish the ranking submitted by each individual jury member for all shows right after the Final, and thus the split results of jury voting and televoting for each country. To increase diversity, music industry professionals can only take a seat in a national jury if they have not been in the jury during one of the previous two editions of the contest. 

This year Bulgaria, Serbia, Czech republic, Slovakia, Cyprus, Croatia and some other countries refused to participate in the contest mainly due to lack of funds. 

Armenia has been taking part in the contest since 2006. The best result among Armenia’s representatives in the contest was demonstrated by Sirusho in 2008 (4th place). 

In 2013 Armenia’s Dorians rock group from Armenia was the 18th in the song contest with their Lonely Planet song. –0--

17:52 24.12.2013

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