Sevak Khanagyan wins Depi Evratesil 2018 with "Qami"
16:45, Monday, 26 February, 2018
There were big ballads and epic stage shows, minimalistic staging and a fainting drag queen. As the dust settled on Armenia’s Depi Evratesil 2018, Sevak Khanagyanemerged victorious with “Qami”.
His song won with both the international jury and the televote. “Qami” becomes the first song sung entirely in Armenian at Eurovision.
Sevak has confirmed to wiwibloggs that the Armenian lyrics of his song will remain for Eurovision. This will make “Qami” the first song with 100% Armenian lyrics to be performed at Eurovision.
Sevak opened the show with “Qami”, which entered the contest as one of the favourites. The song ranked third with the Wiwi Jury, garnering an average score of 7.46. wiwiblogger Deban had this to say about the song:
Nemra finished as overall runner-ups with 18 points with “I’m a Liar”. Amaliya Margaryan finished third with her dramatic ballad on 15 points.
Fan favourite Kamil Show was ranked second by the people of Armenia but was ranked second last by the international juries.