Today rehearsals for the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest kicked off. Countries rehearsing on Day 2 include The Netherlands, Italy, Kazakhstan, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Georgia, and Armenia. Last to rehearse today was Armenia’s Nare.
What did we learn about Nare’s staging?
Disclaimer: Please note that the EBU has not released footage from the first rehearsals, and that the description detailed in this article is mainly based from the pictures and if available footage from the delegations themselves.
From what we have seen in the first rehearsal pictures released, we see that Nare will be joined by four backing dancers, with all of them wearing sequenced outfits. From the pictures we have seen, we see that lighting is a key element to the perfromance, with a variety colours and brightness being used, alongside pyrotechnics.
If you are interested in seeing more pictures from Nare’s first rehearsal today, you can look through them right here.
Nare is 14 years old. She resides in the Yerevan, the host city for Junior Eurovision 2022. Nare is said to be excited to show her fellow participants around her hometown. Mare’s main hobbies include singing and dancing. Nare has already teamed up with last year’s entrant Maléna to start the 30 day countdown to Junior Eurovision 2022 in the city of Yerevan. Nare was internally selected to represent her country after AMPTV received hundreds of auditions.
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: EBU
Photo Credit: AMPTV