Depi Evratesil: Round 3 Part 2

November 28, 2016 0

Depi Evratesil has its second half of the 2-to-1 battle rounds. Were there any surprises on who advanced to the semi-final battles? Previously on Depi Evratesil: The six teams began battling for Eurovision stardom. Two members of each team faced off in front of the professional jury for the chance to move on to the next stage of competition. Twelve acts performed, but only six survived. This week, the other half of the field will engage in their own battles. The six winners this week will meet the surviving teammates from last week for one more team battle. Here’s how things shook out in the second battle round of Depi Evratesil: Team Aram mp3: Lilit Harutyunyan vs. Jujo Lilit Harutyunyan has not been one of my favorites in this competition, but the choice to perform “Price Tag” by Jessie J may have won me over. Her vocal tone in her previous performances is not pleasant to my ears, but for some reason it works for this track. Her styling is a bit of a mixed bag: I love her hair in an updo, but the outfit she wore for the performance was not all that flattering. If the vocal tone issues are a work in progress, […]

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Depi Evratesil: Let the Round 3 Battles Begin!

November 20, 2016 0

Depi Evratesil moves on to Battle Rounds as each judge cuts one act from each of their squads. Previously on Depi Evratesil: 80 became 37 became 24 as the six judges formed teams of four acts each. Now, each act will battle within their own team to be the Finalist and have a chance at representing Armenia at the Eurovision Song Contest. We have stakes, y’all! Here’s how the Battle phase works. Each judge will select two of their own acts to sing additional songs. After the performances, the other judges will vote for the act they prefer. However, the mentor will have the final say in who stays and who goes home. The winners of each judge’s duels will face off in another duel, with the winner becoming that mentor’s finalist. In other words, we’re getting rid of six people each week for the next three weeks. Woot! Here’s how things shook out in the first battle round of Depi Evratesil: Team Aram mp3: Saro Gevorgyan vs. Lucy Saro Gevorgyan made some bold song choices to get to this point, covering “Bang Bang” and “I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.” He opened this week’s show with “Cheating” by John Newman. Although this choice is […]

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Depi Evratesil: Judges Selection Ends with 6 Full Rosters

November 13, 2016 0

Depi Evratesil ended its second phase with all six judges filling out their rosters. Previously on Depi Evratesil: 10 hopefuls went through their second audition to become Armenia’s Eurovision act. Anush and Aram mp3 completed their teams while Iveta was the only other judge to recruit a finalist. In the end, only five singers moved on to the next round. This week, the last nine singers performed for the judges. With nine acts and eight slots to fill, the odds look good for this week’s hopefuls. Here’s what happened on Depi Evratesil: Only Girls opened this week’s episode with a song that might be an Armenian power ballad?1 The women were dressed in military fatigues and their harmonies were in pretty good shape. The lead singer sounded a little shaky in parts, but as a whole the quintet carried more confidence than their first go-round. Essaï scooped them up, which surprised me given that he already has a group on his team. Sona Dunoyan, who auditioned with Meghan Trainor’s “No,” dipped into the Top 40 pool again with Justin Bieber’s “Sorry.” Sona sounded a little too warble-y in parts and seemed to be inside her own head for a lot of the performance. […]

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