Armenia withdraw from Eurovision 2021

March 5, 2021


Armenian broadcaster AMPTV have announced Armenia’s withdrawal from the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. Despite their best efforts, AMPTV stated that after Armenia’s confirmed participation in the contest they found it impossible to find an entry before the deadline, therefore taking the decision to withdraw.

AMPTV said in a statement:

"After careful and detailed discussions, the Public Television Company of Armenia has decided to withdraw from the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, considering the latest events, the shortness of production time as well as other objective reasons that make the proper participation of Armenia at ESC 2021 impossible."
Armenian public broadcaster

Executive supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest Martin Österdahl also made a statement regarding Armenia’s withdrawal from the contest.

"The EBU (European Broadcasting Union) community is deeply sorry that AMPTV has decided to withdraw from participating in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Armenia have a great record at the Eurovision Song Contest and always bring excitement and quality performances to the stage. We understand the reasons for their withdrawal and we will miss their hard working and professional delegation in Rotterdam. We very much hope to welcome Armenia back in 2022."
Martin Österdahl
Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest

40 countries remain in the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest due to take place in Rotterdam on May 18th, 20th and 22nd.

Armenia in Eurovision 2020

Greek-Armenian singer Athena Manoukian was due to represent Armenia at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest after winning Armenian national final Depi Evratesil with Chains On You. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the contest was cancelled and Athena’s participation was not possible. 

Armenian broadcaster AMPTV originally confirmed Armenia’s participation at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest last year but announced on March 5th 2021 that they would have to withdraw from the contest after difficulty in finding an entry before the deadline.

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