Despite rumours swirling around various outlets that Armenia’s ARMTV had internally-selected their artist for Eurovision 2022, the broadcaster has publicly denounced these claims. According to their Head of Public Relations, they will announce their artist in early March.
However, according to Anna Ohanyan, ARMTV Head of Public Relations, the broadcaster has yet to even reach ‘the final stage’ of their decision:
We haven’t yet reached the final stage. The name of the participant is not decided yet. We will officially announce his/her name when there is a final decision.Anna Ohanyan, Head of Public Relations at ARMTV
According to Anna, the broadcaster will be making their final decision in the coming weeks, and will announce their chosen artist for Turin in ‘early March’.
Armenia’s withdrawal (and return)
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.The broadcaster AMPTV
Athena Manoukian was set to represent Armenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “Chains on You”. After the 2020 contest was cancelled, it was uncertain if AMPTV had the intention of giving Athena a second chance in 2021.
As of yet, the only confirmation we have for Armenia’s Eurovision 2022 participation…is that they are participating.
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