RTSH the national broadcaster of Albania has confirmed their participation for JESC 2022 in Yerevan, Armenia. As well as this, the broadcaster has confirmed Junior Fest will be the selection method once again.
Junior Fest to select Albania’s JESC 2022 participant
Since 2017 Junior Fest has consistently been the selection format of choice for Albania to choose its Junior Eurovision representatives. RTSH has opened submissions, which close on September 5 for latest edition of the national final. The televised final will also air in September. All applications can be submitted online to RTSH. The rules for the submission of entries is as follows:
- All singers must be between the ages of 9-14.
- Only the final version of the entry will be accepted.
- Submitted entries must be at least 2mins 30 in length and cannot exceed 3 minutes.
- The complete lyrics must be submitted, as well the names of composers and lyricists.
Junior Eurovision 2022
The 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held on December 11th in the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concert Complex in Yerevan, Armenia. This will be the second time that Yerevan will host the competition, after their previous hosting in 2011. So far a total of 15 countries have declared interesting in participating.
- Armenia (Host)
- Georgia – Mariam Bigvava
- North Macedonia – Lara Trpčeska and Irina Davidovska
While Kazakhstan has expressed a desire to compete in JESC again this year, their participation is awaiting approval by the European Broadcasting Union, as they are only an associate member of the EBU.
Albania in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Back in 2012 the Balkan nation made their Junior Eurovision debut in Amsterdam with Igzidora Gjeta and the entry, ‘Kam një këngë vetëm për ju‘. Unfortunately this resulted in last place with only 35 points. However this did not put Albania off, who have participated 8 times in total. Their best result came in 2015 with Mishela Rapo and her imaginary language fusion entry, ‘Dambaje‘ which placed 5th with 93.
Last year Albania selected Anna Gjebrea with, ‘Stand By You’ for the Paris final. During the contest she placed 14th overall with 84 points.
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