Armenian national broadcaster AMPTV has now officially announced that they will be withdrawing from this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Due to the ongoing conflict in the region, the broadcaster is unable to complete the proper preparations for the contest, which is set to take place later this month.
Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, said: ‘Armenia is one of Junior Eurovision’s most successful competitors, having participated in 13 previous contests and never finished outside the top 10. We understand the reasons for their withdrawal, but it’s very sad news and they will be missed. We hope to welcome them back in 2021.’
This brings the line-up of this year’s contest to 12 nations. A number of nations withdrew from the contest due to COVID-19 restrictions. You can read more about the participating nations here.