As time progresses, more and more countries reveal whether or not they will be participating in the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Another country that would not be present for this year’s competition is Greece, as Eurovision Fun reports that they will not be participating in Yerevan in December.
Greece’s non-participation will see them miss the competition for the 14th year in a row. They have not participated since 2008 when the contest took place in Lemesos.
What we know about the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Shortly after winning the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the EBU and ARMTV have revealed that Armenia will be hosting the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Since then, it was revealed in April 2022, that Yerevan will be hosting the 20th edition of the competition, which will take place on December 11, 2022, at the Karen Demirchyan Complex, which can accommodate up to 8,000 spectators. This will be the second time the venue will host the competition, with the first being in 2011.
Who is due to participate in the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
At the time of writing, 10 countries have confirmed that they will be participating, and how they will be selecting their representative for this year’s contest.
- Armenia (Host Country)
- Georgia – Mariam Bigvava
- North Macedonia
In addition to the above, Khabar Agency has confirmed its intention to participate. Whether this will come to fruition will be based on whether they will be invited by the EBU.
Greece’s Junior Eurovision Journey
As one of the countries that were present in the inaugural edition of the competition, Greece debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 with Nicolas Ganopoulos and the song “Fili gia panta” (Φίλοι για πάντα), which placed 8th. Overall, Greece has participated in the competition a total of six times. Their recent participation was in 2008 with Niki Yiannouchu and the song “Kapoia nychta” (Κάποια νύχτα) which placed 14th.
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News Source: Eurovision Fun
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