David Tserunyan, the Armenian Head of Delegation for Eurovision, has hinted at a possible Eurovision 2022 return for Armenia following their withdrawal from the contest in 2021.
Tserunyan was recently re-elected to the Eurovision Song Contest Reference Group, whose job it is to steer the contest from host to host. The Group is made up of Heads of Delegations, executive producers from previous host broadcasters and the EBU Executive Supervisor, with Tserunyan’s presence being a positive indication of an Armenian return to the contest.
In a Facebook post celebrating his re-election, Tserunyan told fans to expect “Great news soon!”, adding a winking emoji to the post, which could be interpreted as signalling Armenia’s return to Eurovision. He added that “The countdown to Eurovision 2022 has already began!”.
Armenia withdrew from Eurovision 2021 after it became embroiled in a bitter conflict with neighbouring country Azerbaijan over the so-called “Nagorno-Karabakh” region. Following their withdrawal, EBU Executive Supervisor Martin Österdahl invited them back to Eurovision 2022 if they wished to do so. Armenia had previously withdrawn from the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 for similar reasons.
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