Some unfortunate news today, as the Armenian broadcaster AMPTV has now announced that they will not be present at Eurovision this year. Despite their best efforts, AMPTV state that the events that followed after the confirmation of their participation have made it impossible to organise an entry in time for the deadline this month.
“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, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, said:
“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.”