The final countdown is on, as we are starting to get the finer details of Junior Eurovision 2022. This time, we now have the hosts for this year’s contest. Armenia’s Eurovision 2016 representative Iveta Mukuchyan, Comedian-Songwriter Garik Papoyan and Armenia’s Junior Eurovision 2019 representative Karina Ignatyan will be guiding us through this year’s show.
All hosts have a ‘Eurovison’ connection
The very first obvious Eurovision connection on the hosting line-up is none other than Iveta Mukuchyan, who represented Armenia at Eurovision in 2016 with the song “LoveWave”. During her participation, Iveta managed to make the Final, where she managed to place 7th in Stockholm after recieving 249 points from the jury and televoters.
Next in the hosting line-up is Karina Ignatyan, who three years ago represented Armenia at Junior Eurovision in Gliwice-Silesia with her entry “Colours of Your Dream”. During her participation, she managed to place 9th after recieving 115 points from the jury and online vote. Karina also returned to the competition in 2021 by giving Armenia’s jury points in Paris.
Finally, we have Comedian-Songwriter Garik completing this year’s hosting line-up. Garik’s Eurovision connection is he co-wrote two Eurovision entries for Armenia. First in 2014, where he co-wrote Aram MP3’s “Not Alone” which placed 4th with 174 points, whilst the second one is in 2019 where he co-wrote Srbuk’s “Walking Out” which placed 16th in the Semi-Final. Earlier this year he appeared in the 2022 contest giving Armenia’s Jury points.
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
- 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
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