Armenian news agency Armenpress reports that the meaning behind the choice to have performers from five different parts of the world is to symbolize unity and peace.

The number goes along with the five petals of the Forget Me Not flower, and another participant will join the group and bring the “petals” together.

According to the Eurovision official website:

The idea is to unite a new generation of Armenians on stage whose families once spread all over the world in the year 1915.

The performers reportedly will include French-Armenian Essaï, who recently released Je n’oublie pas (I don’t forget), a song he dedicates, in the video, to “the 1.5 million Armenians, victims of the 1915 genocide.”

This is not the first time Eurovision has been tied to Armenian politics. In 2012, Armenia withdrew from the contest after the organizers selected Baku, Azerbaijan, as the host city of the event. Armenia and Azerbaijan had gone to war over the disputed South Caucasus territory of Nagorno-Karabakh in the 1990s, without ever getting to a resolution.

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