Armenian Opposition: Boycott Sirusho, Eurovision
The Armenian Observer reports that the politicization of the Eurovision Song Contest is continuing with the opposition in Armenia considering a boycott of the music competition and Armenia’s entry, Sirusho. True, the young singer has been linked to Kocharian and performed in support of the new president, Serge Sargsyan, in his pre-election campaign, but it has to be asked if such a move will prove more likely to work against the opposition than for it.
While I see some logic in that - I just watched the “Qele, qele” song - Armenian Eurovision entry, and felt, that it would be unjust towards the artist - Sirusho, who is basically still just a kid, especially as the song sounds like a winning one to me. Moreover, considering the fact, that this year is Azerbaijan’s first entry into the Eurovision contest, I have that little twitch of pride inside me, telling we have to do everything to make sure the Armenian artist wins.
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- 04.14.08 / 12am by Onnik
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