We are in the final stretch of knowing the participants of Junior Eurovision 2022. Armenia’s broadcaster AMPTV reveals that Malena’s successor and Armenia’s representative for this year’s contest will be revealed on October 28.
Auditions used to select Armenia’s representative
AMPTV opened submissions for an open audition in July and closed at the beginning of August. The broadcaster recieved more than 100 applications, and a professional jury selected the Top 30. A live audition then took place 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
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022
The 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Yerevan, following Malena’s win in the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with “Qami Qami“, with the competition set to take place on the 11th of December. The competing countries in this year’s competition are as follows:
- Albania – Kejtlin Gjata
- Georgia – Mariam Bigvava
- Ireland – Sophie Lennon
- Kazakhstan – David Charlin
- Malta – Gaia Gambuzza
- The Netherlands – Luna
- North Macedonia – Lara Trpčeska and Irina Davidovska
- Poland – Laura Bączkiewicz
- Portugal – Nicolas Alves
- Serbia – Katarina Savić
- Spain – Carlos Higes
- Ukraine – Zlata Dziunka
- United Kingdom
To keep up to date with our coverage of the 2022 Junior Eurovision coverage, you can do so by clicking right here.
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.
What do you think will represent Armenia in this year’s competition? Do you think Armenia can do a double and win on home soil? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we prepare for the Junior Eurovision 2022!
News Source: AMPTV
Photo Credit: EBU/Andres Putting