Well people I did not post for a while now, but an issue came up that needed the immediate attention of all Armenians. I don’t know how familiar the US Armenians are with an annual European music competition called Eurovision, but let me tell you that in all of Europe people anticipate it in nearly the same way that they anticipate Olympic games. Well in the first time in its history Armenia got qualified to participate in this event, and we are the ONLY trans Caucasian republic that got qualified, so you can imagine the jealousy of Azeris and the Georgians. Armenia will be represented by a young and very talented and very famous Andre (originally from Nagorno Karabakh Republic). Levon knows that I am not a person who gives out compliments very often, but this guy is really talented and a very good person and he deserved this position.
Each country’s representative is chosen through a national vote on a sponsoring TV station, and in Armenian’s case the sponsor (thank you God) was non other than Armenian National Television’s Channel One (HH1). This means that an Armenian artist got his back covered by our own government, a step in a very good direction. So you say, what is the problem, shouldn’t we all be happy and wish the best to Andre and hope that he wins? The answer is obvious to normal people, but we are Armenian, we never have easy and obvious answers, we are WAY too special.
It seems that some people in Armenia are just selfish, self righteous, assholes with a lot of time in their hands. Armenian parliament’s MAJORITY LEADER complained about the Armenianness of the song and brought this issue up in the PARLIAMENT (yes that’s the place in Armenia where mafia bos...errr deputies come to slee…. I am sorry to work). He thinks that Andre is not a good candidate for this and that his song is more Uzbeki than Armenian. Other mongrel idiots from all layers of our society also decided to voice their “expert” opinion on this issue. The situation got so bad that there was a whole TV debate on this issue. The opponents of the song pointed out many things, starting from how the singer looks, where he is from, how his English accent is bad, ending with comparing the song to Mongol-Uzbeki rhythms.
One guy, looking like a dork, was saying (even wrote an article) that the song should be more Armenian and that it sounds Turkish. Well apparently duduk, cochari, zurna, canon, and camancha are not Armenian enough and I guess he does not know that Turks STOLE MOST of what they have from their neighbors. What these people don’t understand is that Armenia is a Europe within the East and East within Europe. So our music, especially pop music, the one that Eurovision viewers want to see and hear (the vast amounts of international viewers, especially the youth, don’t give a flying fuck about others’ ethnic music) , needs to reflect that. So what that the music has some Eastern influences, we are partly an Eastern culture. Eurovision is youth oriented, as much as I love Dle Yaman, we cant stand there and perform it, because most of the audience will be bored. Every competition has its style, Eurovision kind of requires an upbeat music with a young performer.
I think these people are just plain stupid, poisonous ass holes, looking for that “15 minutes of fame”. I don’t know, maybe it was one of the other performers that felt jealous and started rumors, but rumors don’t become public debate, actions of politicians do. How carefree is the majority leader of the parliament that he decided to tackle this “problem”? I think that this is not a question for the parliament. They should come up with ways to boost our economy, not bad mouth Armenian talent.
I want to make one point very, very clear; THESE ACTIONS HURT OUR IMAGE AND OUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Imagine how Andre feels right now, his own people bashing him for no apparent reason. It is like sending troops into a battle and saying oh yeah BTW you guys are going to die because the armament and the equipment that you have is inadequate and when you die you will be buried as traitors, good luck with that battle.
If the song was horrible the critics would say that it is, but that’s the problem for them, its not and that’s why they are after little crap, we call it “PITNO BRNEL”.
I will provide the links to the video and audio of the song, you be the judge, I believe that it is good enough to present to Eurovision and I believe its good enough to win the first place.
BTW while our politicians and “experts” are trying to destroy this guy and put down our name, Azeris are busy at work. Azeri FM asked Eurovision to remove Andre’s bio because it mentioned that the singer was born in Nagorno Karabakh Republic, Azeris say there is no such thing. Also Azeri hackers hacked Andre’s site and put Khojaly “massacre” pictures there in a pitiful act of false propaganda.
I personally wish Andre the best and may he come home victorious.