The 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted by Yerevan, Armenian news agency news.am has reported. According to news.am, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced the decision during a cabinet meeting. Junior Eurovision is set to be held in the Karen Demirchyan Complex in Yerevan.
A familiar stadium
Armenia and the EBU are already working hard on preparing for the 20th edition of Junior Eurovision. A few weeks back, locations were still being scouted, but now one has been found. The 2022 contest will be returning to the Karen Demirchyan Complex in Yerevan, the same location as the 2011 contest. The complex, first opened in 1983, has a capacity of up to 8,800 people. Besides Junior Eurovision, it also has hosted many other large music and sport events.
What we know about Junior Eurovision 2022
Junior Eurovision 2022 is set to be held in Armenia following Maléna’s win with Qami Qami in Paris. The contest will be returning to the Karen Demirchyan Complex in Yerevan. A number of countries have confirmed they will be participating. So far we have confirmation from the following countries:
It also has been confirmed that Wales will not be returning to Junior Eurovision in 2022.
Armenia’s Junior Eurovision Journey
In 2007, Armenia made its debut in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Arevik and the song “Erazanq” (Երազանք) which place 2nd. Since their debut, Armenia has participated 14 times, won the competition once (2010), and even hosted in Yerevan in 2011.
In 2021, Armenia was represented by Maléna (who was due to represent the country in 2020) with the song “Qami Qami”, which won the competition after receiving 224 points from the jury and online voting.
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News Source: news.am
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