Junior Eurovision 2022: 16 countries will "Spin The Magic" at this year's contest in Yerevan, Armenia
A total of 16 participating countries have been confirmed for this year's Junior Eurovision in Yerevan, Armenia.
16 nations will be taking part in the 20th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022, set to take place in Yerevan, Armenia. The number is 3 countries less than last year's contest in Paris which has deen 19 countries taking the stage.
Among the 16 countries stands out the UK's return to the competition since their last participation back in 2005. On the other hand, Germany , Azerbaijan, Bulgaria have decide to stay out of this year's contest although they were in Paris in 2021 while Russia is no more eligible to take part in any eurovision event after been expelled by the EBU.
The final list of participating countries includes the following states:
- Armenia (host country)
- North Macedonia
- United Kingdom
In addition the slogan of this year's contest was revealed and reads as 'Spin the Magic'.
The Executive Supervisor for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Martin Osterdahl stated on the matter:
‘We’re delighted to be welcoming talented young artists from 16 countries this year to Yerevan for the 20th Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
It’s exciting to be returning to the Armenian capital for the first time in over a decade to “Spin The Magic” on this special anniversary – and welcoming back the United Kingdom to the competition, our host country for Eurovision 2023.
There’s so much energy, passion and creativity from our colleagues at AMPTV and we can’t wait to see a spectacular show in December.’
Junior Eurovision 2022
Junior Eurovision is turning 20 years old this year and is set to take place in Yerevan, Armenia, following last year's victorious pariticipation with Malena Fox and her song 'Qami Qami'.
The competition is set to take place on December 11, 2022 at the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex which had hosted the contest back in 2011 when the country had hosted the contest for the first time.
Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex also known as Demirchyan Arena, Sports & Music Complex, or simply Hamalir (for complex in Armenian), is a large sports and concert complex with 184 stairs leading up Tsitsernakaberd hill which dominates over the western parts of Yerevan, near the Hrazdan River gorge.
In August 2015 the government of Armenia decided to sell the complex to a private firm with plans to renovate the complex and turn it into a "family-oriented center".
The complex has a unique design, an outside view of the whole construction reminds the shape a big bird opening its wings. Its architectural concepts include a turning tribune of 1,008 seats, that can rapidly connect the two big halls to reveal additional seating
The complex consists of the following halls:
- The main arena used for sporting events and concerts with a capacity of 6,000 seats, expandable to 8,800 seats.
- The concerts hall with a capacity 1,900 seats.
- The sports hall with a capacity of 2,000 seats.
- Hayastan conference hall.
- Argishti hall for diplomatic meetings,
- Large foyer used for exhibitions and other events.
News Source: EBU/Junioreurovision.tv