As countries continue to arrive in Yerevan for Junior Eurovision 2022, it has been announced that the Opening Ceremony will take place this coming Monday (December 5th).
Bringing in the festive spirit
The Opening Ceremony is coinciding with the switching on of the lights on the large Christmas tree in the centre of Yerevan’s Republic Square. As a result, viewers and attendees alike will get to share in the magic of Christmas coming early. The Opening Ceremony will be hosted by Dalita Avanessian, who represented Armenia on home soil in 2011 with her song “Welcome to Armenia”. She will be joined by Aram MP3, who took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, earning Armenia its joint highest position of 4th.
To add to the fun, each of the former winners of the Contest will be performing in the Square over the course of the evening. This is in addition to the performances they will give at the actual show on Sunday.
In addition to this, each of the participating artists at Junior Eurovision 2022 will get to walk along the red carpet. A draw will be held to help determine the running order for the Contest, which takes place in less than one week. Armenia, as host nation, will draw to determine its position in the running order. Meanwhile, all other participants will draw in which half they will perform.
To watch the Opening Ceremony, you can follow the Youtube link below. The show is expected to begin at 16:00 CET.
The road to Junior Eurovision 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. It will be hosted by Iveta Mukuchyan, Garik Popoyan and Karina Ignatyan.
- 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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News Source: EBU / AMPTV
Photo Credit: EBU