Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022

20th annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022
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Dates
Final11 December 2022
Host
VenueKaren Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex, Yerevan, Armenia
Executive supervisorMartin Österdahl
Host broadcasterPublic Television Company of Armenia (AMPTV)
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2021 ← Junior Eurovision Song Contest

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 is set to be the 20th edition of the annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest. It is set to take place in Yerevan, Armenia on 11 December 2022, following the country's victory at the 2021 contest with the song "Qami Qami" by Maléna.[1] Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Public Television Company of Armenia (AMPTV), the contest will be held at the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex. This will be the second time that Armenia hosts the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, their first being in 2011.[2]

Location

Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex, host venue of the 2022 contest.

The contest is set to take place at the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex in Yerevan, the capital and largest city of Armenia.[3][4] The venue had previously hosted the 2011 contest.[5]

Bidding phase and host city selection

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 is located in Armenia
Yerevan
Yerevan
Location of the selected host city (in blue)

Originally, unlike its adult version, the winning country did not receive the automatic rights to host the next contest. Despite the fact, since 2019, winner of previous edition is a host of next one.

On 21 December 2021, it was confirmed by the EBU that Armenia, having won the 2021 contest two days before, would host the 2022 contest.[6]

On 17 February 2022, during a cabinet meeting of the Armenian government, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced that the contest would take place at the Karen Demirchyan Complex. Pashinyan also mentioned that the government had allocated funds to the venue to prepare for the event.[3] It was already reported earlier in that week that Yerevan would be the host city.[7]

Provisional list of participating countries

As of 26 February 2022, eight countries have confirmed their intention to participate in the 2022 edition.

Other countries

For a country to be eligible for potential participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, it needs to be an active member of the EBU.[15]

Active EBU members

  •  Azerbaijan – In January 2022, Eldar Rasulov, a member of Azerbaijani delegation, stated that the country must participate regardless where the contest is held in response to rumours that they would withdraw due to the upcoming contest being held in Armenia.[16] However, the country's broadcaster has yet to confirm their participation in the 2022 contest.
  •  Iceland – Icelandic broadcaster RÚV sent a delegation to the 2021 contest to observe the show. They also broadcast the show on a delay of 2 hours and 45 minutes, and had a 96% viewing share despite not participating.[17] However, the Head of Press Rúnar Freyr said that it is "too early to tell" if Iceland will debut in the 2022 contest.[18]

The following countries' broadcasters confirmed their non-participation without providing further information:

Non-EBU members

  •  Belarus – Belarusian broadcaster BTRC was expelled from the EBU on 1 July 2021, therefore losing the rights to broadcast and participate in the contest unless another Belarusian broadcaster joins the EBU.[20] In August 2021, it was confirmed that the suspension would last for three years, thus Belarus will not be able to compete until 2024 unless the EBU decides to reduce their punishment.[21]
  •  Russia – Despite having confirmed their participation in the contest on 13 February,[22] on 26 February, the Russian broadcasters VGTRK and Channel One announced, via a statement released by Russian state media, the suspension of their EBU membership in protest of the country’s exclusion from the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 due to its invasion of Ukraine. If this is confirmed by the EBU, this would render 2022 participation and future participations in Junior Eurovision impossible until another Russian broadcaster joins the EBU.[23]

Broadcasts

Broadcasts in participating countries
Country Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s) Ref.
 Armenia AMPTV TBA [6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Yerevan announced as Host City for the 20th Junior Eurovision 🇦🇲". junioreurovision.tv. EBU. 6 April 2022. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Armenia to host 20th Junior Eurovision in 2022". junioreurovision.tv. EBU. 21 December 2021. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Junior Eurovision 2022 is good opportunity to restore tourist flows to Armenia, PM says". NEWS.am. 17 February 2022.
  4. ^ Ibrayeva, Laura (21 February 2022). "Yerevan to Host Junior Eurovision 2022". Eurovoix.
  5. ^ "Yerevan 2011". Junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  6. ^ a b Granger, Anthony (21 December 2021). "Armenia to Host Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022". Eurovoix. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  7. ^ Խաչատրյան, Ռոզա (12 February 2022). "Հոբելյանական՝ 20-րդ «Մանկական Եվրատեսիլի» նախապատրաստական աշխատանքները սկսվել են". 1Lurer (in Armenian). Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  8. ^ Ibrayeva, Laura (8 February 2022). "Bulgaria: Will Participate in Junior Eurovision 2022". Eurovoix.
  9. ^ Barké, Sébastien (16 February 2022). "Eurovision France 2022 : comment les artistes ont-ils été sélectionnés ? Alexandra Redde-Amiel, cheffe de délégation, évoque ce long processus". www.programme-tv.net (in French). Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  10. ^ Carros, David (18 November 2021). "Georgia confirma su participación en Eurovisión Junior 2022 y abre inscripciones para su tradicional Ranina". ESCplus (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  11. ^ Farren, Neil (8 February 2022). "Ireland: Junior Eurovision 2022 Participation Confirmed". Eurovoix.
  12. ^ Granger, Anthony (30 September 2021). "Netherlands: Junior Eurovision 2022 Participation Confirmed". Eurovoix. Retrieved 30 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ Błażewicz, Maciej (21 December 2021). "Eurowizja Junior 2022 w Erywaniu! · Jakie są wyniki oglądalności w Polsce i innych krajach? · Powraca casting w Mołdawii · Posłuchaj utworów z Hiszpanii · Czy fanom udało się przewidzieć wyniki JESC 2021?". Dziennik-Eurowizyjny.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  14. ^ Carros, David (17 November 2021). "Televisión Española participará de forma regular en Eurovisión Junior en sus próximas ediciones". ESCplus (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  15. ^ "EBU - Junior Eurovision Song Contest Steering Group". EBU. 28 May 2014. Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  16. ^ Washak, James (14 January 2022). "Azerbaijan: Delegation Member States That The Country Must Participate Regardless of Where Junior Eurovision is Held". Eurovoix. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  17. ^ "Junior Eurovision 2021 viewing figures revealed". 27 January 2022.
  18. ^ Washak, James (1 December 2021). "Iceland: RÚV to Send A Delegation to Junior Eurovision 2021". Eurovoix.
  19. ^ López, José David (4 February 2022). "Gales no debutará en Eurovision Young Musicians ni participará en Eurovisión Junior 2022". ESCplus (in Spanish).
  20. ^ "Белтэлерадыёкампанію выключылі з Еўрапейскага вяшчальнага саюза". Euroradio (in Belarusian). 30 June 2021. Archived from the original on 1 July 2021. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  21. ^ David López, José (26 August 2021). "La BTRC de Bielorrusia será readmitida en la UER y ya tienen fecha. ¡Conoce cuándo se producirá!". ESCplus España (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 26 August 2021. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  22. ^ Granger, Anthony (13 February 2022). "Russia: Junior Eurovision 2022 Participation Confirmed". Eurovoix.
  23. ^ "ВГТРК, Первый канал, Радио дом "Останкино" приостановили членство в ЕВС" [All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, Channel One and Ostankino Radio House suspended membership in the EBU]. RIA Novosti (in Russian). Retrieved 26 February 2022.

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