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Armenia: Application Does Not Necessarily Mean Participation in Eurovision


  Armenia – And it continues… Despite the fact that the EBU published the official list of participants for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, the Head of the Armenian delegation Gohar Gasparyan told epress.am that Armenia appearing on the list does not mean the country will necessarily send an entry to arch rival Azerbaijan. “We applied to Eurovision because we are a member of the European Broadcasting Union. But we’re still discussing how safe the participation of our delegation will be in Baku, as well as other matters. We’ll announce whether we’ll participate in the contest or not at a later date,” she said.

In case of an Armenian withdrawal, the broadcaster would have to pay a significant fine.

Source= epress.am

 

17 comments on “Armenia: Application Does Not Necessarily Mean Participation in Eurovision

  1. Ohhhhh please give me a break Armenia? What do you want? More attention?

    • they want safety for their entrant and for their fans. what do you want them to do? they have the same right like azerbaijan and the other countries to participate in the contest.
      azerbaijan can talk, they showed us often enough. but they break human laws and raise the people to hate armenia and armenians, so armenia is not to blame. the only one who is to blame id the EBU, because they didn’t take steps when they had the chance

      • Exactly they should have been alowed to host this years ESC, they have evicted people out of thier homes to build that new arena and these people had no chjoice but to leave their homes, total violation of human rights, Its such a disgrace of the EBU to ignore how the azeri goverment are treating its people, my comments on this subject, keep on been removed on the EBU’s fan page eurovision tv, seems as if they want to cover this up and ignore the human right violations themselves in azerbiajan, they are supporting eastern europe.

      • Exactly they should not have been alowed to host this years ESC, they have evicted people out of thier homes to build that new arena and these people had no chjoice but to leave their homes, total violation of human rights, Its such a disgrace of the EBU to ignore how the azeri goverment are treating its people, my comments on this subject, keep on been removed on the EBU’s fan page eurovision tv, seems as if they want to cover this up and ignore the human right violations themselves in azerbiajan, they are supporting eastern europe.

  2. Did EBU talk to Gohars secretary and not to Gohar himself… am a bit confused!!!

  3. Here’s a song for Armenia: “Should I Stay or Should I Go?”

  4. I feel sorry for armenia i notice armenia is getting a lot of support from people in western countries over the argumeant with arzerbaijan

  5. This news is crying ”pay attention to me” whether you like it not…and if you think western countries care what both countries are doing you are ”Alice in wonderland” my friends :)

    • Most people here don’t even know that those countries have problems with each other or that they compete in ESC, I guess …

    • Wow, that post is so representative of the ignorance towards this situation. I’ve heard that “no publicity is bad publicity”, but there are exceptions to this. I don’t understand how Armenia could benefit from getting attention, if they are not going to join the contest at the end of the day.

      Not sure you’ve thought it through have you?

  6. OMG!! I agree with mer maid now! :/

  7. I am not sure Armenia is after publicity, they just want assurances that their people will be safe – not an unreasonable request surely?!

    • Exactly, I don’t understand how any publicity could be beneficial to them if they aren’t able to participate.

      • They’re not just talking about ESC publicity but about awareness about the Armenia-Azerbaijan situation.. And in this case Armenia seems like the victim of Azeri hatred and could thus profit in the public opinion of other countries…

        • But how many percent of f. e. the German population do actually know about the situation regarding an Armenian participation in Baku? They don’t exactly elaborate on it on the main news. Unless they mention it on USFB (which of course they won’t do), I’d say less than 1 %. We should never forget that we ESC fans live in our own small world …

  8. I just have the impression that Armenia wants everyone to play with her whims. It’s quite clear that Armenia is trying to spoof everybody, in order to get some additional concessions.

  9. I’ve completly gone off azerbiajan who VIOLATES human rights I’m on Armenia’s side now

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