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