GERMANY Yesterday Iveta Mukuchyan claimed she was considered as an option to represent Germany in Eurovision but she thinks that NDR’s negative decision was due to the Eurovision 2016 Green Room incident with the NAGORNO-KARABAKH flag.
Today, NDR gave explanations to regional fan site in Germany stating that indeed Iveta was shortlisted as potential representative. But the reason for not choosing her was not the incident or any other political one. Simply, NDR doesn’t want to be represented in Eurovision with an artist already been on the Eurovision stage.
THE NDR STATEMENT
For the selection process, Digame and NDR agreed that Germany should not be represented at Eurovision by artists who have already competed for another country. Iveta Mukuchyan was mistakenly included in the first selection for 2021 and Digame was informed. For the sole reason that he had already participated in Eurovision for Armenia, he was cancelled for the selection. There was no other reason or separate agreement with the NDR. Political statements played no role.
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I know how unpleasant it is to read about a war that is happening far away from where you are right now..disturbing the few moments you want to disconnect from your own every day problems…it’s easy to scroll it away and make it disappear. But I urge you to take a few minutes and understand how important your every single ones actions are here at the moment. I knew how unpleasant it was for millions of viewers at the Eurovision back in 2016 to engage a few minutes into the discussion about why I put up the Kharabagh flag in a contest that doesn’t want to be involved in politics. What many people don’t know is that this year I got an excited call from Germany that 200 experts voted, without me knowing about it, to discuss me representing Germany at the Eurovision 2021. Everybody was excited, me as well. Then I got a call that the press-department said unfortunately the decision came out as rejection, which most likely points to my political move from 2016 by raising awareness about the attack on Kharabagh. As an Armenian living in Germany, I am a patriot in my heart, but educated in a multi-cultural environment. I want to make everyone understand that this is not a war between Azerbaijan/Turkey and Armenia but a war against Alliyev and Erdogan. It’s political and not against its people in the countries, that are mainly unaware of what’s going on in the past and now, as information has been and is absolutely changed and blocked to its people. When Artsakh shoots back they warn the population of Azerbaijan to evacuate, while Azerbaijan is targeting peaceful civilians. not even telling their own people to hide in bunkers. After they told me kindly that even though they would like me to participate they decided not to, I was mad at myself…regretting that my past act of patriotism would influence my career once again… Just a month after this call I wake up in war again this time its assured that 2016 was just a teaser…the real movie is now..it becomes normal to see dead people on TV, hearing about weapons… 📌You may find the continuation in comments & in my Facebook official page⬇️⬇️⬇️❗️❗️❗️