Armenia to host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Armenia will be the host country of the 20th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2022.
Just two days after Malena Fox's victorious participation at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Paris, Armenia has been confirmed as the host country of Junior Eurovision 2022.
This will be the second time the country will be hosting the competition after 2011 when it hosted the contest after winning it in 2010 with Vladimir Arzumanyan and his song "Mama".
Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, stated:
"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."
EBU Director General Noel Curran added:
"We were thrilled to see Armenia win their 2nd Junior Eurovision in Paris this weekend and congratulate Maléna and AMPTV’s hard working delegation on their stunning victory. We welcome the enthusiasm from our Armenian member for hosting the 20th Junior Eurovision Song Contest and are anticipating a great collaboration between the EBU and AMPTV over the coming months."
Hovhannes Movsisyan, CEO of Armenian Public Television said:
"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!"
The date and the venue for the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be confirmed in the following months.
Armenia won this year's contest with Malena Fox performing "Qami Qami" which receive a total of 224 points just six more points than Poland's Sara James who came second with 218 points.
News Source: Junioreurovision.tv
Image: Andres Putting/EBU