SYSTEM OF A DOWN INTERESTED IN EUROVISION 2009?
After Armenia received its best result ever this year with Sirusho, the
world-famous rock band System of a Down has shown a keen interest in
representing the country in Russia next year, independent correspondent
Jean Eckian informed.
However, the soloist of the American band, Serj Tankian, has openly
stated in a recent visit in Finland that this will be under one
condition: if they will be able to use Eurovision as a way to make
the much-debated Armenian Genocide issue known. "Eurovision would be
an excellent way to make this theme known. We must seriously think
of this." Tankian said.
System of a Down is very politically active and are noted for the
liberal political views expressed in their songs, tackling myriad
subjects including the War on Drugs, religion, drug use, and especially
censorship. They have actively campaigned to get Turkey to recognize
the Armenian Genocide and the subject is reflected in their songs.