Today, eight participating countries of the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest were scheduled to have their second rehearsal. These are The Netherlands, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Spain, France, Georgia, and Armenia. The United Kingdom missed their second rehearsal due to illness. The penultimate country to complete their second rehearsal was Armenia’s Nare.
In today’s rehearsal, the attending Press had the opportunity to watch the full rehearsals from these participating countries at this year’s Junior Eurovision. Before we find out what happens in Armenia’s rehearsal today, you can find out how their first rehearsal went right here.
What happens during Nare’s performance?
Nare walking to the front, wearing a pink pantsuit, she is then joined by four backing dancers, which then leads up to the chorus, where Nare joins along with the dancers to dot he choreography, this is completed up until the second chorus.
When we get to the bridge Nare utilises the stage and walks around it until she hits the high notes. Towards the end of the choreo, Nare and her dancers are by the front of the stage, with the dancers quickly exiting the stage with Nare ending the perfromance on her own.
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: Corinne Cumming/EBU