As confirmed by the EBU, Armenia will be the host country of Junior Eurovision 2022.
It will be the second time Junior Eurovision will be held in Armenia after they hosted the contest in 2011
It will be the 20th edition of the Junior contest.
Armenian broadcaster AMPTV has expressed its interest in hosting the next edition, just days after the country won Junior Eurovision 2021.
Maléna won Junior Eurovision 2021 with the song “Qami, Qami“:
Martin Österdahl, the Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, said:
‘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 AMPTV 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!’
In the coming months, we will find out the dates for Junior Eurovision 2022