The song featured the Armenian national music instrument duduk played by famous Armenian `dudukahar' Djivan Gasparyan, one of the oldest persons ever to feature in a Eurovision Song Contest performance, only beaten by Emil Ramsauer (95) of Takasa in 2013 for Switzerland. The instrument is traditionally made of apricot wood.
Apricot stone is another name for the seed of an apricot
The apricot, known in Armenia since ancient times, has long been held as an emblem of the country which has been called "The motherland of the apricot."  Some have interpreted the lyrics of Apricot Stone to have a political message about the Armenian Genocide. Later in France, an Armenian representative gave a speech confirming this claim.