How can six rights turn out to be one big wrong? Ask the Armenians.
We don’t know what’s worse. The wasted opportunity of bringing six captivating and brilliant artists together and then forcing them to embark on a horrific wailathon of epic proportions. Or the absolutely cringeworthy charade in the promotion of this entry, telling us how this is a song about universal values. Its message supposedly being, and we quote “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”. Oh, really? Our BS indicator just went through the roof.
So this song, with these lyrics, sung by these artists in this particular year, nicely packaged into a not so subtle promo video has nothing to do whatsoever with the centenary of the Armenian genocide about to be commemorated later this month? Don’t deny something that’s so blatantly obvious, it’s very unbecoming. And we, the audience and potential voters, are not idiots. Did anyone mention double standards? There’s nothing universal about it; it’s surgically specific.
We are not dismissing the prospect of scoring a few sympathy votes, but the coy evasiveness on display here has the exact opposite effect on us. Not that the Armenians will need that many sympathy votes in the first place, the diasporas across Europe will vote in droves for this drivel. Yuck.