YEREVAN, ARMENIA – Yesterday, during the First Semi Final, the Armenian entrant Iveta Mukychyan, carried the flag of Nagorno-Karabakh at the Green Room, causing an international incident between Armenia and Azerbaijan which was clear in the press conference of the qualifiers’ later on
The Azeri delegation and the European Broadcasting Union fairly protested for this preposterous political move by Iveta (obviously approved by her delegation) during the show. Eurovision after all is all about music and not about hysteric political statements.
EBU’s Sietse Bakker told the press that there will be a meeting with the Armenian delegation today. The Armenians will be warned for a penalty if they do it again but there will be no disqualification from the Final. It’s sad because Iveta has already become a dark horse / favourite even to win Eurovision, she shouldn’t act like this. After all she was booed in the press conference area about this!