🇦🇱 Albania to participate in the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest

🇦🇱 Albania to participate in the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest

After their return to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2021, RTSH has confirmed that they will be participating in the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in Yerevan.

Junior Fest to select Albania’s representative for Yerevan

RTSH will once again be using Junior Fest, to select their representative for Yerevan. Interested artists are able to send in their applications to junior@rtsh.al until September 5.

The rules for Junior Fest 2022 are as follows:

  • Interested singers must be between 9 to 14 years old by December 11.
  • The entries sent must be at least 2 min. 30 secs and mustn’t be longer than 3 mins.
  • The lyrics of the entries must be provided, with the names of the composers and lyricists.
  • Only the final versions of the entires must be submitted.

Albania’s Junior Eurovision Journey

Albania first made its debut to Junior Eurovision in 2012, represented by Igzidora Gjeta, singing her song “Kam një këngë vetëm për ju”. Their first participation was not initially successful, as Albania finished 12th of 12, receiving 35 points. Albania then withdrew for two years, before returning in 2015, achieving their current best result to date. In 2015, Albania finished in fifth place with “Dambaje” by Mishela Rapo.

Albania’s most recent participation came in 2021, when the Balkan nation was represented by Anna Gebreja. Her anti-bullying song “Stand By You” was performed in Paris, as part of the 19th edition of the Contest. At the close of voting, Anna finished in 14th place in a field of 19. In total, Albania finished with 84 points, of which 39 points came from the online vote. The remaining 45 points came from professional juries.

Are you excited that Albania will be participating in Junior Eurovision 2022? Do you think Albania will get its best result in Yerevan? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as we prepare for Junior Eurovision 2022!

News Source: RTSH

Photo Credit: EBU/Andres Putting

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