Aram Mp3 turned 30 today. But when he took to the stage in Amsterdam, he wasn’t greeted with a “Happy birthday”, but instead with booing.

Right as Aram got on the stage of Eurovision in Concert to perform his entry “Not Alone”, the crowed started to hiss and boo. Apparently, the Eurofans did not hear – or chose not to believe – that Aram apologized for his alleged homophobic remarks and that he is now friends with Conchita Wurst.

The Armenian singer was stunned by the audience reaction. The hosts tried to hush the crowd, telling them, “He was misquoted! Really!”

Aram then performed the song (almost flawlessly, we should add). But, at the end, the largely Dutch audience booed him again. The singer was visibly shocked, and it was at this point that the hosts came back and asked him to explain himself.

We were quite shocked by the audience’s behavior and pulled out our iPhone and captured the incident in the following video:

What do you think about the audience reaction in Amsterdam? What about Aram’s explanation? Do you think this incident might hurt the chances of the bookies’ favourite?

Bogdan Honciuc is a Romania-based correspondent for WiwiBloggs.com. You can follow him on Twitter @stingovision. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

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Jojojo
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Jojojo

Booing him for not being insane, eh?

Maj
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Maj

Aram is a bad singer , no talent at all and the song is boring – he will not go far even if Armenians will try to buy all judges as they usually do

NKR Repuboic
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NKR Repuboic

If Aram said what what I read what he said, then I’m proud of him. We Armenians have moral values and stick our traditions and rich culture… I do not wish any harm for gay people, they are God creations as well and deserve respect as human beings…. But don’t sell us all the Bulls*** that its normal for a man to have sex with another man… It makes me really sad to see Europe becoming a Godless union of gays who care for nothing but money ! I hope he doesn’t win coz people with the appearance of the… Read more »

Deven O'Kearney
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Not Alone is my favourite song in this year’s contest but I now don’t think that they will win. He obviously does not know how to deliver the performance because he thinks he has already won Eurovision 2014. If it was about the staging, he would absolutely fail to qualify for the final and Denmark, Ukraine (god forbid), Israel and Ireland would all be in contention to win Eurovision this year. By the way, I only said god forbid to Ukraine winning because it is not safe to host the Eurovision Song Contest in the midst of a civil war… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

@Marroccanman you made my day hahahahah.Dude I do not know where you live .But if you come to Holland you will see how much people hate your nation. Even Politicians talk about “Minder(less ) Marrocans” .Everybody knows you as a criminal and your girls as a b*tch .They close their heads but do whatever they want ; ) But if you happened to live in Holland then you know what I am talking about ; )

Reality
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Reality

@Morroccanman
Years ago I got robbed in Marcel, Paris by a Serbian teenager. So I should announce to the world that all Serbians are thieves? How lame! And dumb you sound. Stop it please. You have anything against any nationality, it’s because of your corrupt mind working too hard. Stop it .

Reality
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Reality

WARNING! WARNING! First of all, I’m not Aremnian. Stop this nonsense please. You all cannot handle one “LoLilly” in here, do you think you can handle thousands of Armenians thinking the same way as Lollily does? Hell no. Booing will be a bad bad idea, not that I think people would even try to boo. There is no reason for it. Every single Armenian I know in Denmark is going to be there, ( and it’s not 34+ Armenians, it’s much more.) plus from Germany, Spain, France, England, and of course Russia. This year there are probably going to be… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

@BritishLucy if you were classier and used appropriate language then maybe people would take you serious .But because you wrote more about guy’s body parts ,or things that are used in bathroom ,etc . It is quite hard for them concentrate and understand serious parts of your comments . ; )

sneakfisch
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sneakfisch

To all the booers, who say they will boo at all of the competitors. They will only get a chance to boo at 15 of them… People like to see any fault at any former East Bloc country who people believe ruined Eurovision. Certainly paying top Norwegian and American producers is frowned on by cash rich, taste poor countries such as Armenia and Azerbaijan.

For your Info
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For your Info

For your information, everyone, The same “homophobe” Aram that you guys like to talk crap about, adores Elton John! He sings like him, admires him, and he’s totally, entirely in love with every single one of his songs. So shut the hell up all of you haters out there. A homophobic person would not do that. Also, Aram himself often dresses like a female in the vitamin club shows and acts like a female character. Do you think a homophobe would do that? Get a life haters and just accept it that you can’t stand the fact that he is… Read more »

Game On
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Game On

@British Lucy
Ok, after your last comment you really need to shut up and get the hell out if here because you are the one whose being irrational and out if your mind and Definetly not Lolily. She never insulted anyone in here.
You have very bad temper and really bad language. Get the hell out. Shame on you for being a dick yourself.

BritishLucy
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BritishLucy

Also, the guy spreading the love of soviet countries, and then talking about WW3…correct if I’m wrong but that very nearly happened cos of Russia recently? No?

BritishLucy
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BritishLucy

“Gangsta n-word”? Genuinely couldn’t be further from that, I live in the countryside in England and listen to indie (except for my love of Eurovision of course hahaha) I shan’t actually type the n-word. I’m not genuinely angry, it’s British humour. It was a joke 😛 I just got pissed off at Lolilly cos the entire comments of this is just him/her being a total dick at everyone they possibly can. Eurgh!

Dan
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Dan

@Zk WW3 is close I think .So yea We all have something to worry about.

@DarVic if you read my comment again you will see that I did not judge her(@BritishLucy ) comment .I just advised her to Chill as well ; )
You can also see that I am agree with her “A” “B” “For ” “Against ” points.

Zk
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Zk

Armenians and most ex-soviet countries wanted to be part of EU but now I am starting to think like you guys, one dimensional thinking, by judging from your comments (Negative) that it is such a good idea. Russia has more logistics than the entire Europe combined…which is so wrong for me to come up with such a conclusion judging by your negative comments. After all, you don’t represent the entire Europe, correct? So it is very irrational of me to judge the book by it’s cover. In any case, stop your discrimination against the ex-soviets and open up your minds… Read more »

Zk
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Zk

First of all, after all this I really hope Aram doesn’t win. I don’t know what kind of sick game this is but talking about tolerance and acting this way is not a civilized manner of rejecting him. An ex-soviet country, has a lot of good values and virtues and is trying to be more open-minded about homosexuality but u need to understand it’s not that easy. During the soviet era, ALL doors were closed to the West. But oh well, what point am I trying to make? No use !!! And I don’t care about ur votes, that’s not… Read more »

marina
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marina

There are rumors that Aram pulled out of ESC, is it true?

For your info
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For your info

For your information, everyone, The same “homophobe” Aram that you guys like to talk crap about, adores Elton John! He sings like him, admires him, and he’s totally, entirely in love with every single one of his songs. So shut the hell up all of you haters out there. A homophobic person would not do that. Also, Aram himself often dresses like a female in the vitamin club shows and acts like a female character. Do you think a homophobe would do that? Get a life haters and just accept it that you can’t stand the fact that he is… Read more »

Been There
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Been There

@Lolilly
You’re getting more popular in here than Aram MP3. 🙂
I like that. I agree with you. I’m not Armenian eather but I know
Armenians won’t shut up if anyone disrespects Aram. I can see how much you all love him. Poor guy, though. See what happens when you speak your mind. People twist it and everything turns against you.
I admire his courage though. How he stood and sang flawlessly. Hell with all the booers. Who gives a damn? Let them worry for their own bad hearts.

Cave
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Cave

@Lolilly Hi dear. Don’t waste your energy in here, since most of these people don’t have the brain capacity to distinguish what’s right and what’s not acceptable, and what’s just simple propaganda…. I am N o T Armenian but I’m gay too, and Even I was confused and shocked by Conchita’s appearance. But I’m not judging Conchita. I understand that Even if Aram said anything offensive to Conchita, (which I do not think he did), he did not mean to offend All Gays. I know he was as shocked as most of us were. After all, it is not something… Read more »

DarVic
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DarVic

@ Dan,
So which parts of British Lucy’s comment do you agree on? I thought you actually disagreed more with her with your comment than you actually agreed. You’re contradicting with your own comment actually.
Regardless what Aram said or did not say, it is not ok to boo at him, because there were people there who came to see him perform and still lived him a lot. It was not only offensive for Aram but for tens of other Armenian fans. So shame on them!

Dan
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Dan

@BritishLucy I am agree with you. But , dear Lucy you need to chill as well .You seem bit scared and worried even though you want to act like a ” gangsta nigga girl” .Meh No .British girls need to be classy.If you are a British of course. And why are you and not only you ,worried about Lolilly and her friends .We all know that everybody will be cheering ,and even if some people boo maybe nobody will hear it . This is not only about Lolilly but also about Conchita’s fans who will manage to destroy ESC .… Read more »

DarVic
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DarVic

@ British Lucy
Another attacker of Lolilly!
Seems likes some of you found another talented and outspoken Armenian to attack for nothing.
I read all of her comments. Nothing bad or hateful or ignorant as most peoples’ are in here . So YOU chill. Ok?

Lolilly
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Lolilly

@British Lucy I’m glad you made it obvious (when you chose your username) for us to figure out if you are a female or a male. Like we care in here whose who! Ha ha ha your sarcasm is not sarcastic enough! And by the way, I feel lucky I’m not that famous otherwise you’d probably open a blog for my 34+ friends booing…Oh wait, some idiots did boo already, (since they booed Aram. ) Why don’t you open a blog about that and confirm that it was the “right thing” to do? Yes, u did say idiots because I… Read more »

Lolilly
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Lolilly

@British Lucy In your comment you sound angrier than “I was.” I did not insult anyone and I will “chill out” whenever I decide to chill out, not that there is any need for it. So you can now chill out and if u have any problem reading any of my comments, then you can go take a warm bath and relax. Yes, if people boo again, I don’t think Armenians will just chill out. After all people spend thousands of dollars to go all the way to Copenhagen and they will not tolerate others who try to ruin Aram’s… Read more »

Thiefo
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Thiefo

… the 202nd actually… :c

Thiefo
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Thiefo

Damn you Lucy and your britishness! I wanted to make the 200th comment on this article :c I was waiting for it! Now I’ll have to conform with making the 201st

BritishLucy
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BritishLucy

Sorry, she (I assume Lolilly is a ‘she’ with a name like that, maybe she/he hadn’t decided yet and we can ask Aram what he thinks of that) said he likes sarcasm in a previous comment. I’m a douche, I know.

BritishLucy
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BritishLucy

Also…in case people missed it and weren’t aware, Lolilly and 34 other Armenians might boo at all of the contestants. Literally boo their throats out.

A)How are they going to cope without a throat once they’ve literally booed it off?

B) I’m sure 35 people booing are gonna make a huge difference when the other 9965 people in the arena are cheering.

C) YOU DONT NEED TO TELL US ABOUT IT ANYMORE LOLILLY WE GET THE PICTURE.

BritishLucy
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BritishLucy

Guys, everyone should look at BOTH SIDES of the booing. FOR: What Aram said as a “joke” was not funny to anyone but total homophobic dickheads. It wasn’t said in a funny way. Plus, making a homophobic joke about something to do with EUROVISION?! He was asking for trouble, he knew what would happen, jeez. He is the favourite to win, people are reading about him, and he is in the spotlight, so of course people outside of Armenia would hear about this! So yeah, he can get his deserved reaction. AGAINST: Aram’s song is fucking incredible, and really, it… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

@Lolilly do not get me wrong .I hope I did not offend you with my comment : ) Anyways there is always a little bit of truth in every joke.You would not have said that if you had not felt that way.I have some Italian blood in my vein so I think everything is clear with that : P. Well I do not have anything against your nation (besides the face that you and Azeris fight way too much which is not good), so no problem you can call me like that .Maybe then I will have more chances with… Read more »

Lolilly
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Lolilly

@Dan
???? thank you anyway. (I said typical Armenian men in a joking way. Btw) what’s up with everyone now days? Not accepting humor a little?
I like sarcasm. Don’t get me wrong that’s why I used the word “sour,” in Marcelo N’s case and not “bitter.” ????
Some of us like sour, but who likes butter? Peace!!

Skatergirl 2014
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Skatergirl 2014

Seriously,I have to laugh when I read some of these comments 🙂 It’s not about the music anymore,it’s about the rivalry and hatred between two nation!!! This kind of mentality is the cause for those countries to be where they are!! You may sing about peace and love if your heart is filled with hatred!! History cannot be erased from the hearts but violence will bring violence!! ESC should be about fun and getting to know different cultures and just listen to the music!!! But some people see it as an opportunity to generate hatred!!!! Shame on you!!

Dan
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Dan

@Lolilly Supportive of you or your country ? xD If you mean country ,it depends on what song you send xD I was this supportive in 2008 .Well I was kinda in love with Sirusho Mhm But if you mean ,you , then let me tell you that I do not think only Armenian guys can be a gentleman .It’s not like European guys are a jerk 😉 But well you are not first person to suspect me being a Armenian (Azeris suspected many times it is clear why ) .But I can not prove it via internet so let… Read more »

Lolilly
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Lolilly

@ Game On
@Dan,
Thank you for your “support.” Typical Armenian men, you guys are. LOL. Just kidding. Thank you.
Game On, yes I am “talk active,” but I also know when to stop. BTW.
In Marcelo N’s case…. No hard feelings, as I told him….
I guess our opinions, ideas, and thoughts are headed in the same direction, but he’s being a little too “sour” sometimes with his sarcasm.
I respect everyone’s opinions as long as they do not think that they are somehow in a higher place than rest of “us.”

Zara
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Zara

A contest for mediocre artists and mediocre politicians. Also, a platform where all kind of -phobes and nationalists could post their ground-breaking ideas (aka moronic comments) on a specific person, nation, identity group etc. Yes, I am Armenian and I really like Aram more as a comedian than a singer, and I also accept gender variance and diversity. Therefore, I think that Aram should not have considered himself having a privilege over Konchita or any other contestant, but every person has the right to ask for apologize and be forgiven, so he did and both Konchita and Aram are happy… Read more »

Lolilly
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Lolilly

@Marcelo N
Are you reading these comments that others are posting? Oh my…. I can’t believe how pathetic some people can be. At this point, honestly I do not care if some of your comments were ironic, sarcastic, or whatever….At least you made some sense in most of them. At least you are not racist. I wish more people would think like you, but unfortunately the less educated people are the more thick headed they become. Peace! ??

Ceyhun
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Ceyhun

@Rashad and @NargizAZ This is funny for me seriously.Are you teenagers or what ? Ok right now both of you write a reason because of what I would open a fake account , and reason which will make a sense. Because Rashad whatever you wrote below is funny.Attacking Azerbaijan ?? Are you kidding me? Read my comments again .Why would you talk like that? Look at you you attack me a guy from your nation how do you expect others to respect Azeris if you do not respect Azeris yourself. I vote for our country every year.And I do not… Read more »

NargizAZE
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NargizAZE

Why don’t you guys just stop it!?? When I open this page I feel like I entered one of Youtube pages related Armenian or Azeri songs where all the people attacking each other! Please let’s just be kind, this blog is about Eurovision, it gives no sense to bring political problems here! I also don’t believe that Ceyhun is Azeri, but it doesn’t even matters! There are people like that everywhere, no need to generalise it I think! If the things are like that, we already saw some of Armenian members of the blog like @Nora, @Lara etc. commented and… Read more »

Rashad
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Rashad

@Ceyhun, you’re disgusting. I’m really fed up with all these fake accounts on Wiwibloggs. Seriously? It’s just Eurovision. It’s meant to bring positivity. Is it worth losing your honesty and honor?
I know you want your country to win. But believe me, you can’t get it by making fake accounts and attacking Azerbaijan. Just get a life! Do you believe we don’t know who you are?
This is my last response to you here. You will keep lying like you did last time anyway.

Leon
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Leon

ATTENTION EVERYONE: IT’S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD SO PLEASE CALM DOWN. I have given up on Eurovision and I’m slowly giving up on humanity. Also, what the audience did to Aram on Amsterdam was disgusting. Those people should be ashamed of themselves. If the guy was a homophobe he wouldn’t even participate in Eurovision. Everyone knows Eurovision has become a one big gay show.

Frank Les Pays Bas
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Frank Les Pays Bas

Who’s idea was it in the first place to let Armenia and Azerbijjan compete in the eurovision song contest? Ever since they have joined all we see is bitch fitchs between people who aren’t even old enough to have experienced the atrocities of their war. What is your problem people? Take it easy instead of loading your pen with poison each time an article about Armenia of Azerbidjan is being posted.

Ceyhun
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Ceyhun

@Dan I want to insult you for calling it pathetic .But for now I will kindly explain you.I hope you will get it and won’t continue this topic. You can love you mother land without loving government. I was grown up during Soviet Union and then we moved to other country.That time Azerbaijan was different than now.So I am not that aware what’s happening inside our country .But when you are away from your country you love it even more.I do not think I do something wrong.Even though I do not speak perfect Azerbaijani because I was away for long… Read more »

Ceyhun
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Ceyhun

@Rashad likewise you more sound like a Armenian. Is it so? Now everything is possible you won’t surprise me with Azerbaijani.You grandfather maybe suffer in his grave now.Shame on you!

Show me my fails. Maybe some letters? You know when you write Azerbaijani some letter turns into question marks. And once again shame on you that you did not understand what I wrote below.

.Instead of sitting here go and learn Azerbaijani proverbs

Liana
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Liana

@Pablo clearly you showed how educated you are by insulting whole nation, certainly you have enough time to insult others and be on the site, so I think you need to get a life for yourself!

Pablo APR 07, 2014 @ 14:50:14

Armenians, just like Azerbaijans are idiots, douchebags and poor who are so obsessed with gay people, why can’t they just live their own life? Oh yeah, cause they’re uneducated with no college education who thinks the world is flat.

Dan
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Dan

@Ceyhun dude your country is CORRUPTED .President is a DICTATOR how can you be so fanatic ? It’s pathetic really .

@Rashad you and NargizAz are different .I am kinda proud of you .See how few you are that I even remember your names. For me guys like Ceyhun are not surprise . They are alot and not only in Azerbaijan.

I felt that this will become Homophobic vs Heterophobic war.

Rashad
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Rashad

@Ceyhun, I’m sorry, but I don’t believe you’re from Azerbaijan, and I think you’re just another troll. I don’t mean there’s no homophobe in Azerbaijan, but I asked you if you could speak Azeri, and you answered with a few words wich made no sense. You’ve probably copied them from another place. I also saw your comment under the other post where you tried to write in Azeri, but you failed. I can’t be sure unless you answer properly. Wherever you are from, you’re a huge homophobe. I’m also worried about the future generation which will be living in a… Read more »

Ceyhun
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Ceyhun

@Amie where are you from? Are you from a Heterophobic country ?
I guess yes. Do not discuss about Azerbaijan here.

Go F yourself : ) Take care

Ceyhun
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Ceyhun

Allah bilir @Rashad ….
I am already worried about future generation.
Look how they talk about us.Look at you you kiss Europeans ass,I do not care about their votes.Whatever they do is against our religion.
And remember Ki?i tüpürdüyünü yalamaz 😉

Amie
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Amie

Ceyhun, your country is shit.