The EBU and AMPTV have confirmed the 16 countries set to compete at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Yerevan, Armenia. Also revealed is the theme for the contest.
Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, is excited about the show’s return:
‘We’re delighted to be welcoming talented young artists from 16 countries this year to Yerevan for the 20th Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
It’s exciting to be returning to the Armenian capital for the first time in over a decade to “Spin The Magic” on this special anniversary – and welcoming back the United Kingdom to the competition, our host country for Eurovision 2023.
There’s so much energy, passion and creativity from our colleagues at AMPTV and we can’t wait to see a spectacular show in December.’
The 20th Junior Eurovision Song Contest will feature the following 16 countries:
- 🇦🇱 Albania (RTSH)
- 🇦🇲 Armenia (AMPTV)
- 🇫🇷 France (France TV)
- 🇬🇪 Georgia (GPB)
- 🇮🇪 Ireland (TG4)
- 🇮🇹 Italy (Rai)
- 🇰🇿 Kazakhstan (Khabar Agency)
- 🇲🇹 Malta (PBS)
- 🇳🇱 Netherlands (AVROTROS)
- 🇲🇰 North Macedonia (MKRTV)
- 🇵🇱 Poland (TVP)
- 🇵🇹 Portugal (RTP)
- 🇷🇸 Serbia (RTS)
- 🇪🇸 Spain (TVE)
- 🇬🇧 United Kingdom (BBC)
- 🇺🇦 Ukraine (UA:PBC)
Spin The Magic
Also revealed by the Armenia broadcaster was the theme for this year’s contest, with the slogan ‘Spin The Magic’. The branding features an internationally recognised spinning top toy. The particular variety used here is traditional to the host country, but with a neon twist to reflect a modern Armenia.
‘It was very important for us to choose a symbol that would reflect the magic of the competition, and the 20th spin of Junior Eurovision that would unite all the children taking part.’
‘I am convinced that everyone has fond memories about this toy. While developing the idea, we realised that a lot of countries have spinning tops, each of them unique. This perfectly reflects the values of Junior Eurovision – everyone is united around the idea of magic, music and joy, and at the same time presenting a different song and performance.’Hovhannes Movsisyan, CEO of Public TV of Armenia
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