Despite not taking part in this year’s contest in Yerevan, Germany’s broadcaster KIKA still have plans to celebrate Junior Eurovision 2022.
Germany not missing out on the party
KIKA will air three Junior Eurovision specials leading up to the 2022 contest. TV presenter Jessica Schöne will host “Junior ESC 2022 – Countdown” on the the 7th, 8th and 10th December on KIKA at 20:00 local time. Jessica will be helped out by some of this year’s participants, including Sophie Lennon (Ireland), Nicolas Alves (Portugal) and Katarina Slavic (Serbia). A pre-show on the 11th live from Yerevan will also be hosted by Jessica at 15:45 local time.
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will be aired on both KIKA and over at the eurovision.de website. The show will be commentated by TV Presenter Consi. The show will be broadcasted live at 16:00CET in Germany.
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022
The 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Yerevan, followingMalena’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
- Armenia – Nare
- France – Lissandro
- Georgia – Mariam Bigvava
- Ireland – Sophie Lennon
- Italy– Chanel Dilecta
- Kazakhstan – David Charlin
- Malta – Gaia Gambuzza
- The Netherlands – Luna
- North Macedonia – Lara, Irina & Jovan
- Poland – Laura Bączkiewicz
- Portugal – Nicolas Alves
- Serbia – Katarina Savić
- Spain – Carlos Higes
- Ukraine – Zlata Dziunka
- United Kingdom – Freya Skye
To keep up to date with our coverage of the 2022 Junior Eurovision coverage, you can do so by clicking right here.
Germany’s Junior Eurovision Journey
Germany was originally due to join the Junior Eurovision family in the initial edition of the Contest, but unexpectedly withdraw. This also happened in 2004, when Germany withdrew ahead of the Contest in Lillehammer. It wasn’t until 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that Germany first participated in a Junior Eurovision event. Germany has participated on two occassions, the first being 2020 – when Susan performed “Stronger With You”, finishing 12th in a field of 12.
Germany’s most recent participation came in 2021, when Pauline represented the nation in Paris with her song “Imagine Us”. Performing first in the running order, Germany would finish in 17th place out of 19 performers. Germany received a total of 61 points,; 15 from professional juries and the remaining 46 from the online vote.
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News Source: Eurovision.de
Photo Credit: EBU/Andres Putting