From the moment they won the intent to host was clear, but moments ago it has been confirmed by the EBU: after Maléna’s victory two days ago at Junior Eurovision 2021 with ‘Qami Qami’, the contest is moving to Armenia next year indeed!
Following Maléna’s sensational win in Paris, the @EBU_HQ and @ArmPublicTV are super excited to announce that the 20th Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Armenia! 🇦🇲https://t.co/MuaIgeiSjG
— Junior Eurovision (@EurovisionJr) December 21, 2021
This is the second time Armenia will host the event. After Vladimir Arzumanyan won in 2010 with ‘Mama’, the contest took place in the Armenian capital of Yerevan in 2011.
Executive Supervisor of the EBU Martin Österdahl has only words of praise:
Armenia’s cool, classy, contemporary winner set a new standard for the competition. Their enthusiasm for the event is unmatched and we are excited that AMPTV want to host the 20th edition of the JESC next year. We look forward to working with them on planning a very special anniversary edition of the show.
These words were met with great enthusiasm by Hovhannes Movsisyan, CEO of Armenian Public Television, who welcomes the contest to his country:
From the very first day we released Qami Qami we believed in Malena’s victory and were looking forward to hosting this major event. Armenians are very excited about our comeback into the Eurovision family, and even more thrilled to host this spectacular event next year. Welcome to Armenia!
Let’s listen to the contemporary hit that brought the hosting into the arms of Armenia, Maléna’s ‘Qami Qami’:
The host city and venue will be announced somewhere in the following months.