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Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009

Eurovision Song Contest 2009
Country  Armenia
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 14 February 2009
Selected entrant Inga and Anush Arshakyan
Selected song "Jan Jan"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (5th, 99 points)
Final result 10th, 92 points
Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Armenia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, as confirmed by Armenian broadcaster Armenian Public Television (ARMPTV). Inga and Anush Arshakyan won the National final with their song "Jan Jan" and represented Armenia in the Eurovision 2009.

Possible artists

Popular male artist Aramé had expressed an interest in representing Armenia.[1]

The Azeria-Press Agency had claimed that System of a Down would be the artists for the Armenian entry. A member of the Turkish Parliament from the Republican People’s Party (CHP), Akif Ekici, commented that the group was going to perform a song about Armenian genocide. He went on to say their song “Holy Mountains” offended the Turkish people, and asked the Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, what action could have been taken to stop the group participating in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest.[2]

National final

The Armenian broadcaster returned to a national final format to select the fourth Armenian entry to the Eurovision Song Contest. This was the second time the Armenian entry was selected through a public contest. The final, held on 14 February, 2009 used a mixture of jury and televoting to select the winner.[3][4] Inga & Anush Arshakyanner with their song "Jan Jan" were landslide winners, taking the top mark from the jury and gaining 35% of the televote.[5] Azerbaijani press agencies claimed that, the song "Jan Jan" fully copying the famous Azerbaijanian composer Tofig Guliyev's dance song "Nakhchivani", which was composed more than 30 years ago.[6][7]

Mher with the song "My Heart, My Soul" was second while Dorians with the song "Fly" were close third.

National Final - 14 February, 2009
Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
1 Iren "Miayn du" 0 0 91 0 14
2 Hasmik Margaryan "Erazanq" 0 0 62 0 16
3 The Beautified Project "Butterfly" 0 2 223 2 11
4 Gayane Arzumanyan "Molto Bello" 4 1 173 5 8
5 Marta Bulbulyan "Yes andari perin em" 0 0 55 0 18
6 Inga and Anush Arshakyans "Jan Jan" 12 12 5416 24 1
7 Oxygen "Andzrevi par" 0 0 9 0 21
8 Artyom Hakobyan "Eternal Fire" 0 0 82 0 15
9 Shprot "Lucky" 6 7 1055 13 5
10 Hayk Kasparov "Give Me An Answer" 0 0 50 0 19
11 Arman Harutyunyan "Come on, my friends" 0 0 57 0 17
12 Guzh "Ko Dem" 0 0 23 0 20
13 Lilu "Et ari" 0 4 353 4 9
14 Davit Minasyan "Kez yerkem" 1 0 90 1 12
15 Mher "My Heart, My Soul" 7 10 4493 17 2
16 Dorians "Fly" 10 6 874 16 3
17 Bambir "Yolk" 5 8 1134 13 4
18 Hripsime Hakobyan "Eli Eli" 2 3 272 5 7
19 Davo "Dzerkere ver" 0 0 100 0 13
20 Tigran Petrosyan "Only Time" 8 5 495 13 6
21 Sergey Grigoryan "Qez Hamar" 3 0 127 3 10

At Eurovision

Armenia qualified from the first semi final and eventually finished in 10th place in the final with 92 points. Despite it being the country's worst finish in the Eurovision, it gave them the country's fourth successive top ten finish.

Points awarded by Armenia

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

See also


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