Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021, took place on 19th of December and Armenia won the show. Following their victory it has been revealed that they will be the country to host this years edition of the contest. Now we bring you the news about the venue as the preparations have already begun.
After the meeting of the Armenian government, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced that the venue to host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will be the same which hosted the contest 11 years ago after the victory of Vladimir Arzumanyan with “Mama“. The contest will take place at Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex. In addition to that it was said that the government has allocated funds for the preparation of the show. Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complexvenue can host around 6000 to 8000 people depending on the event.
Last week EBU and AMPTV had the first meeting to discuss the organization of the contest and start the preparations for it.
We are here because we are starting all the work of organizing the competition with the team of your TV company. Usually, we start the preparations much later, but since we have a new strategy and big plans, we want to start this year as early as possible, to make this competition the best in its history.
In the last 5-6 years it has really turned into a very big event…We are not going to go into too much detail, we will leave it to the next meetings. And there will be many of them. Working with your team during Eurovision and Junior Eurovision, I am 100% confident that we can have a great show, a great week for the participating delegations. Because your team is very experienced in organizing such shows.
Gert Kark, representative of the EBU
As we know, Junior Eurovision is not just a TV project, it is a big event for both the city and the country. Therefore, in addition to the show being broadcast on the air, there will be a number of other events on the air that need to be planned.
In fact, one year is not enough time to organize such a big event, so we do not spare effort and energy, we have already started working, the Reference Group for Junior Eurovision will arrive in Armenia in March or April. This is a group of professionals from the participating countries, a committee that will follow all the organizational steps of the competition.
David Tserunyan, Head of the Armenian delegation
So far nine countries have confirmed their intention to take part at the Junior Eurovision 2022, some are even wrapping up their selection process for the contest and we’ll get to know more about the others soon.
The list is as follows:
You can also check the viewing figures from Junior Eurovision 2021 HERE . Maléna won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with “Qami Qami” after receiving the total of 224 points. You can watch the performance below.
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