The search for Armenia’s Junior Eurovision 2022 representative continues on. This week, AMPTV held auditions for the successful applicants who made it to the next stage of the audition process.
More than 100 applications were received, and 30 performed in the live audition
AMPTV opened submissions last month and closed at the beginning of August. The broadcaster confirmed that more than 100 applications were received, and a professional jury selected the Top 30, where a jury listened to their live performance and their interview.
The jury who was present at the audition were as follows:
- David Tserunyan – Armenia’s Head of Delegation
- Anushik Ter-Ghukasyan – Music Producer for AMPTV
- Rosa Linn – Armenia’s Eurovision 2022 representative
- Dalita – Armenia’s Junior Eurovision 2011 representative
- Lilith Navasardyan – Songwriter
Now that the auditions have taken place, AMPTV has confirmed that Armenia’s representative for the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be revealed soon.
Armenia’s Junior Eurovision Journey
Armenia is one of the most successful countries in Junior Eurovision. The Caucasian nation first took part in 2007 and finished in second place, with “Erazanq” performed by Arevik. Following this, Armenia has scored ten top-five results – including a win in 2010, when Vladimir Arzumunyan triumphed in Minsk with his song “Mama”.
In 2021, Maléna represented Armenia after being due to represent the country in 2020. However, due to political reasons, Armenia withdrew – which meant Maléna was able to participate in the following year’s Contest. At the close of voting in Paris, Maléna’s “Qami Qami” came out on top, earning 224 points. This was the second time that Armenia won the Contest, and gives Armenia the right to host the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Yerevan.
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News Source: AMPTV
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