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Junior Eurovision 2022 hosts announced

All three of the chosen hosts are connected to Eurovision in one way or another.

Armenian broadcaster AMPTV has announced that Iveta Mukuchyan, Garik Papoyan, and Karina Ignatyan will host the 20th edition of Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Yerevan next month.

All three of the chosen hosts are connected to Eurovision in one way or another. Most obviously, Iveta Mukuchyan represented Armenia at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, placing 7th with “LoveWave”.

Joining her is Karina Ignatyan, who represented Armenia at the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, placing 9th with “Colors of Your Dream”.

Completing the trio is actor, writer, and comedian, Garik Papoyan. Although he himself has never represented Armenia on a Eurovision stage, he did write Aram MP3’s “Not Alone”, which gave Armenia its joint-highest placing at the adult contest to date – 4th place.

Junior Eurovision - Yerevan 2022: Meet The HostsJunior Eurovision – Yerevan 2022: Meet The Hosts

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.

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.

Maléna - Qami Qami - WINNER - LIVE - Armenia 🇦🇲 - Junior Eurovision 2021Maléna – Qami Qami – WINNER – LIVE – Armenia 🇦🇲 – Junior Eurovision 2021

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Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.

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