Amanda gave an interview to Marte Stokkstad, a Norwegian public television presenter and commentator of the contest. Among those asked was why she participates with Greece and not with Norway.
Amanda’s answer was clear and was not the one that was mistakenly conveyed on social media:
Wanting to cross-reference the above, we asked Amanda to listen to the audio clip in question and we convey to you literally what was finally said in this interview:
I participated for Greece because I am Greek…The process in Norway is very scary , with all these semifinals, duels. The song is exposed for 5 weeks and this is scary for me!
This was Amanda’s answer to the question why she never participated in the MGP and not why she considers it a circus, as it was falsely said!
Some minutes after our article published, Eurovision Norway asks apologies for the false and the misunderstanding
Hi, @eurovisionfn! I checked the interview now and she actually says that duels can be very vulnerable for people. How the circus conversation came through is something I don’t know? Someone in our team pointed that out and mixed different artists and wrong interview exchanged.
— Eurovision Norway (@euroviNOR) February 10, 2022
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