Junior Eurovision 2022: Yerevan to host the contest on December 11
The EBU has confirmed today that the capital city of Armenia, Yerevan, will host the 20th Junior Eurovision on December 11.
With the next edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest several months ways the EBU announced earlier today that the 2022 Junior Eurovision will take place in Yerevan, Armenia.
The 20th edition of Junior Eurovision will be held at the at the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex. This will be second time the city will be hosting the event at the same venue. Back in 2011 the country hosted the competition for thr first time following their victory in 2010.
Hovhannes Movsisyan, CEO of Armenian Public Television said:
‘It is an honour to host the 20th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Yerevan – one of the most ancient and iconic cities in the world.
We are excited to work together with the EBU and our partners from public service media across Europe to create an unforgettable journey for our young talents and a state of the art television show for millions of viewers all over the globe.
We will spare no effort to make sure that we create magic for the young participants and viewers, and we look forward to welcoming you all to Yerevan later this year.’
Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, stated:
‘Armenia’s cool, classy and contemporary winning song set a new standard for Junior Eurovision, and we’ve no doubt that excellence will be reflected in the quality of show AMPTV are producing in this special anniversary year.
We look forward to working with our colleagues in Armenia, and can’t wait for them to showcase the unparalleled enthusiasm and passion that we know Yerevan has for Junior Eurovision.’
The Story so far
Armenia has taken part 14 times in the competition and missed out the 2020 edition due to the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) region. It one of the most successful countries in the contest scoring already two victories: the first in 2010 with Vladimir Arzumanyan performing the song Mama and the second last year with Malena Fox and her song “Qami Qami”.
In addtion they have achieved over the years seven top 3 placing while their worst result was in 2088 when they finished 8th.
Lets remember Malena’s winning performance that brought the 2021 trophy and contest itself in Armenia:
News Source: Eurovision.tv