Another month passes, and more countries continue to reveal what their plans are for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. However, one country that we won’t see in Yerevan is Iceland, as they confirmed they will not be debuting in this year’s competition.
Followed the competition in Paris
During the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, RÚV sent a delegation to Paris, to get to know the production and how things work. In addition to following the competition, they also aired last year’s competition with a delay and even scored 96% audience share.
Despite not competing in this year’s competition, RÚV has confirmed to Eurovoix that they will continue to follow the competition.
What we know about the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Shortly after winning the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the EBU and ARMTV 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 – Lara Trpčeska and Irina Davidovska
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.
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News Source: Eurovoix
Photo Credit: EBU