Based on AMPTV schedules the Eurovision Song Contest is not being broadcast in Armenia for the first time since 2006.
The Eurovision Song Contest is not being broadcast in Armenia for the first time in 15 years according to schedules from the Armenian public broadcaster. This is the first time since the nation made its debut in 2006 that Armenia’s broadcaster is not airing the contest.
The last time that Armenia did not compete in the contest in 2012, AMPTV broadcast the Grand Final live from Baku but skipped the Semi-Finals.
AMPTV withdrew from the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 on March 5 stating:
“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.”
Image Source: Eurovision.tv – Andres Putting | Source: AMPTV
Armenia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 and has participated every year since, excluding 2012. Armenia’s best results came in 2008 and 2014 when they finished 4th in the final. They have twice failed to qualify for the final. The first time was in 2011, when Emmy finished in 12th with “Boom Boom”. She was 1 point away from qualifying for the final. In 2019, Srbuk finished 16th in her semi-final with “Walking Out”, bringing Armenia their worst result to date in the contest.