EBU has just revealed the date when the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will take place in Armenia. The 20th edition of the show will be held on December 11th at the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex in Yerevan, the capital city of the country.
Hovhannes Movsisyan, CEO of Armenian Public Television said: ‘It is an honour to host the 20th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Yerevan – one of the most ancient and iconic cities in the world. We are excited to work together with the EBU and our partners from public service media across Europe to create an unforgettable journey for our young talents and a state of the art television show for millions of viewers all over the globe. We will spare no effort to make sure that we create magic for the young participants and viewers, and we look forward to welcoming you all to Yerevan later this year.’
This will be the second time AMPTV will host the contest as they already did so in 2011 at the same venue. They will enjoy another show on home ground following the victory of Maléna at the last year’s Junior Eurovision in Paris.
A commitment to the show that Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, notes: ‘Armenia’s cool, classy and contemporary winning song set a new standard for Junior Eurovision, and we’ve no doubt that excellence will be reflected in the quality of show AMPTV are producing in this special anniversary year. We look forward to working with our colleagues in Armenia, and can’t wait for them to showcase the unparalleled enthusiasm and passion that we know Yerevan has for Junior Eurovision.’
So far, around eight countries have already confirmed participation in the upcoming edition of the junior contest: Armenia, Bulgaria, France, Georgia, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland and Spain.
Stay tuned as more information will be revealed in the coming months!