Armenian TV has given up playing chicken with Azerbaijan and allowed Rosa Linn to release ‘Snap’, the song that will represent Armenia in Turin.
The song has repeatedly leaked online for the past two weeks. Armenian Public TV has been playing YouTube Whack-a-Mole, taking down files as they appear.
The song aired earlier today at midnight in New Zealand, and is now out in Europe.
Armenia used an internal selection to determine its entry. Candidates rumoured to be in the running were Athena Manoukian, Saro Gevorgyan, Kamil Show and Rosa Linn.
However, on 15 February 2022, AMPTV dismissed the claims that Linn had been selected, stating that no decision had been made yet and that an announcement would come in March.
On 4 March, it was reported in several Armenian media outlets that two singers were in the running to represent Armenia: Rosa Linn and Saro Gevorgyan. Rosa Linn was announced as the chosen entrant on 11 March 2022.
And in case you’re wondering, the Azeri song goes public on Monday.