OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26992 posts, RR: 57 Posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1334 times:
Armenia has pulled out of the annual Eurovision song contest due to a dispute with Azerbaijan over a border dispute.
Armenia Pulls Out From Eurovision Contest in Arch-Foe Azerbaijan
Armenia withdrew from the Eurovision Song Contest, the world’s most-watched singing competition, that’s scheduled to be held in May in Baku, the capital of arch- foe Azerbaijan, the organizers said.
“Despite the efforts of the European Broadcasting Union and the host broadcaster to ensure a smooth participation for the Armenian delegation in this year’s contest, circumstances beyond our control led to this unfortunate decision,” Jan Ola Sand, the executive supervisor of the competition, said on the official Eurovision website today.
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26992 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1240 times:
There is always some kind of controversy. The only one I can remember related to this kind of issue is when Morocco wanted to show Adverts on its national network when the Israeli song was on . This broke EBU rules so they pulled out.
Kent350787 From Australia, joined May 2008, 965 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1058 times:
Quoting IH8BY (Reply 13): Indeed he did, but alas, Sir Terry got fed up and stopped, to be replaced by Graham Norton.
I hadn't quite caught up with this. Graham is probably the right choice for a Sir Terry replacement though - catty but not as nasty as, say, Julian Clary has become. Our Aussie commentary team (Julia Zemiro and ????) are pretty good though, with the right combination of Eurovision fandom and piss-take.
Subtle work by that Georgian act They've had some good entries in the past, their 2007 (Sopho) one being the most recent Eurovision song I've purchased.