Albania has become the latest participating country to announce their Junior Eurovision 2022 act. Sophie Lennon won the selection ‘Junior Fest’ and so will represent Albania at the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Earlier this week, Kejtlin triumphed in a field of 20 competitors at Junior Fest, winning the ticket to Yerevan. She will perform the song “Pakëz Diell” (A Bit Of Sunlight) this December.
Kejtlin comes from the coastal city of Durrës, Albania, where she loves to write poetry and paint. She enjoys being close to nature and being by the sea.
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 is the second time that Yerevan is hosting the contest, after previously having this honour in 2011. A total of 16 countries will ‘Spin The Magic’ later this year. Take a look at the participating countries below.
- Albania – Kejtlin Gjata
- Armenia (Host) – Nare
- France – Lissandro
- Georgia – Mariam Bigvava
- Ireland – Sophie Lennon
- Kazakhstan – David Charlin
- Malta – Gaia Gambuzza
- Netherlands – Luna
- North Macedonia – Lara Trpčeska and Irina Davidovska
- Poland – Laura Bączkiewicz
- Portugal – Nicolas Alves
- Serbia – Katarina Savić
- Spain – Carlos Higes
- Ukraine – Zlata Dyzunka
- United Kingdom
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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