Armenia will hold a national final to select its first ever entry to the Eurovision Song Contest.
The Public Television Company of Armenia has been forced to rush through an announcement about how it will select its song after the German tabloid Bild reported that the job of singing for the country had already gone to talent show reject Meri Voskanian.
The Head of the International Relations Department at the broadcaster, Diana Mnatsakanyan, confirmed that songs are being accepted up until 20 January. A national final is planned in mid-February, though the exact date has yet to be agreed. After the deadline to submit songs passes, a jury will meet to decide which songs should feature in the Eurovision preselection show. The decision about which song goes to Athens will be made through televoting.
The EBU is expected to confirm the list of countries taking part in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest next week.