Several online media have reported in the past few days that the Armenian Eurovision song “Don’t Deny” by Genealogy, contains a political message which would be against the rules of the Eurovision Song Contest. According to the official announcement of the Department of Public Relations of ARMTV, the Armenian National Broadcaster assures that Armenia has always followed the rules and performed accordingly in the Eurovision Song Contest. Armenian Public TV Company has always respected and approached the rules of the Eurovision Song Contest with complete seriousness and this year is not an exception.
Genealogy have been selected to represent Armenia in Eurovision 2015 with the song “Don’t Deny”. The song is about universal values and the message is one:
Happiness is born when people are united and live in harmony with themselves, their families, love relationships and so on. Generations are shifting with time but the genealogy remains, thus the values of love and peace are stable.
The Armenian national broadcaster ARMTV has stated the following:
We are surprised to learn that some international reporters are trying to politicize our entry not only slandering the name and reputation of the Armenian Public TV Company but the Eurovision Song Contest itself. This type of behaviour is unacceptable; it is a distortion of information. Eurovision is not a political podium; it is a unique cultural platform where bridges are being built between countries, cultures, traditions and artists. We cannot accept speculation of any political matter in the fun Eurovision festival.
We announce that there is no political content in the song “Don’t deny” and there is no need to look for one. We encourage Media platforms to stay away from provocative announcements and articles and stop distorting the facts and put the ESC rules under doubt. Genealogy was created because of our inspiration from this year’s fantastic slogan. We have built a bridge between the past and the present, Armenian genetics and world music, Armenia and Eurovision.
Armenia will be competing in the first half of the first semi final in Vienna. Give a listen to “Don’t Deny” right here: