Junior Eurovision 2022: Iveta Mukuchyan, Garik Papoyan and Karina Ignatyan the hosts of this year's contest

Junior Eurovision 2022: Iveta Mukuchyan, Garik Papoyan and Karina Ignatyan the hosts of this year's contest
Friday, 18 November 2022

  • The hosting broadcaster of Junior Eurovision 2022, APMTV, has revealed the presenters of the upcoming contest in Yerevan, Armenia.

    Junior Eurovision 2022 hosts habemus! The Armenian broadcaster has confirmed the people that will be repsonsilble to guide us through the televised show of the 20th Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

    Namely, Iveta Mukuchyan, Garik Papoyan, and Karina Ignatyan have been confirmed as the trio who will be hosting the Junior Eurovision 2022 show in Yerevan, Armenia on December 11, 2022. 


    Iveta Mukuchyan

    Iveta Mukuchyan, born 14 October 1986, is an Armenian singer. Born in Yerevan, Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic, she moved to Hamburg, Germany, in 1992. Mukuchyan returned to Armenia in 2009 and placed fifth in the fourth season of the talent competition Hay Superstar. During this time, she received vocal training at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory. Mukuchyan also participated for season two of The Voice of Germany in 2012.

    She represented Armenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song "LoveWave", finishing seventh in the final.


    Garik Popoyan

    Garik Papoyan born 20 September 1984, is an Armenian actor, musician, presenter, writer and comedian. He first came to prominence as a member of 32 Atam club from 2007–2010, and later appeared on its spin-off titled Vitamin Club. In 2014, he wrote "Not Alone" for Aram Mp3, which represented Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Denmark and finished fourth in the final. In 2016, he formed the duo Garik & Sona with singer Sona Rubenyan, releasing several singles including "Lusin", "Esor Urbat e", "Nino" and more.Papoyan is the creator of the "Rock Generation" movement in Armenia.


    Karina Ignatyan

    Karina Ignatyan, born July 7, 2006, is a Russian-bornArmenian singer. She represented Armenia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song "Colours of Your Dream", placing ninth with 115 points. Since then she has released three off-album single titled "Be Yourself", "Hayreniqs" and "Khaghtem".



    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'.  A total of 16 countries will be taking part in this year's edition which has as its slogan 'Spin the Magic'.

    The 16 competing countries are:

    • Albania: Kejtlin Gjata – “Pakëz diell”
    • Armenia (host country): Nare - Dance!
    • France: Lissandro – “Oh Maman!”
    • Georgia: Mariam Bigvava – “I Believe”
    • Ireland: Sophie Lennon – “Solas”
    • Italy: Chanel Dilecta – “Bla Bla Bla”
    • Kazakhstan: David Charlin – “Jer-Ana”
    • Malta: Gaia Gambuzza – “Diamonds in the Skies”
    • Netherlands: Luna – “La festa”
    • North Macedonia: Lara feat. Jovan & Irina – “Životot e pred mene”
    • Poland: Laura Bączkiewicz – “To the Moon”
    • Portugal: Nicolas Alves – “Anos 70”
    • Serbia: Katarina Savić – “Svet bez granica”
    • Spain: Carlos Higes – “Señorita”
    • Ukraine: Zlata Dziunka – “Nezlamna”
    • United Kingdom: Freya Skye – “Lose My Head”

    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.


    News Source: Junior Eurovision tv

    Image: APMTV/EBU