AMPTV, the Armenian national broadcaster, has confirmed to Eurovision.tv that they are withdrawing from this year’s Contest – citing not having enough time to organise an entry due to the latest events in their country. This leaves 40 participating nation’s at this year’s Contest and only seventeen participants in the second Semi Final.
AMPTV told Eurovision.tv the following:
“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.”
Martin Österdahl, the Eurovision Song Contest’s Executive Supervisor, had the following to say:
“The EBU 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.”
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Author: Richard Taylor