Earlier this week, Armenian broadcaster AMPTV held a press conference. Alongside further details of the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest, they announced the name of their representative
14-year-old Nare will represent her home nation on Sunday 11 December, having been internally selected by AMPTV.
Nare loves to sing and dance, and has previously participated in singing competitions.
I will have the chance to show my new friends from all over Europe ancient Yerevan.Nare, Armenia’s Junior Eurovision 2022 representative
In addition, the host broadcaster announced that the Opening Ceremony will take place on Monday 5 December at the Central Republic Square of Armenia, where the 16 Junior participants will turn on the Christmas tree lights.
Usually this ceremony takes place on December 25, but Yerevan Municipality decided to make an exception for the 20th anniversary of Junior Eurovision.
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
Armenia at Junior Eurovision 2021
Back in 2020, Maléna was internally-selected by AMPTV to represent Armenia with the song “Why”. Unfortunately, the broadcaster eventually withdrew from the contest. The following year, her return was sealed with the release of “Qami Qami, which was produced by tokionine and written by Vahram Petrosyan, tokionine, David Tserunyan and Maléna herself.
In a nail biting voting sequence, Armenia topped the scoreboard with 224 points. Poland’s Sara James finished in second place with 218 points. In the online voting breakdown, it was revealed that Armenia beat Poland in the online vote by approximately 27,000 votes.
Maléna’s victory gives Armenia their second Junior Eurovision win after previously winning the competition in 2010 with the song Mama, performed by Vladimir Arzumanyan.
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