This year’s Junior Eurovision is set to be the 20th edition of the show. It is set to take place in Yerevan, Armenia, on 11th December 2022. Last year Maléna won with the song ”Qami Qami’.
The show will take place in Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex venue.
The show will be presented by Iveta Mukchyan, Garkik Popyan, Karina Ignatyan, and Robin the Robot.
Iveta represented Armenia at Eurovision Song Contest 2016, and Karina Igatyan represented Armenia at Junior Eurovision 2019.
What about Robin the Robot, you may ask, well, he a robot with artificial emotions developed by Armenian IT company Expper Technologies, and it’s set to be the first ever non-human host in Eurovision history.
Robin the Robot’s purpose is to cheer up and feel loved by sick children across Armenia.
Junior Eurovision 2022 visual design and slogan is ”Spin the Magic”.The artwork features an Armenian-styled spinning top toy as the main motif.
Who will participate in Junior Eurovision 2022?
16 countries will participate in Junior Eurovision 2022, by running order:
- 🇳🇱 Netherlands: Luna – La Festa
- 🇵🇱 Poland: Laura – To The Moon
- 🇰🇿 Kazakhstan: David Charlin – Jer-Ana (Mother Earth)
- 🇲🇹 Malta: Gaia Gambuzza – Diamonds In The Skies
- 🇮🇹 Italy: Chanel Dilecta – BLA BLA BLA
- 🇫🇷 France: Lissandro – Oh Maman!
- 🇦🇱 Albania: Kejtlin Gjata – Pakëz Diell
- 🇬🇪 Georgia: Mariam Bigvava – I Believe
- 🇮🇪 Ireland: Sophie Lennon – Solas
- 🇲🇰 North Macedonia: Lara feat. Jovan & Irina – Životot E Pred Mene
- 🇪🇸 Spain: Carlos Higes – Señorita
- 🇬🇧 United Kingdom: Freya Skye – Lose My Head
- 🇵🇹 Portugal: Nicolas Alves – Anos 70
- 🇷🇸 Serbia: Katarina Savić – Svet Bez Granica
- 🇦🇲 Armenia: Nare – DANCE!
- 🇺🇦 Ukraine: Zlata Dziunka – Nezlamna (Unbreakable)
The United Kingdom returned to the competition after a 16-year-long break.
Here you can watch the recap of 16 participating countries:
So far only 2 spokespersons are known who will call out 12 countries, and they are
- Georgia: Niko Kajaia (Georgian representative at JESC 2021)
- Spain: Juan Diego Alvarez
Speaking of 12 points, this is how you can vote.
Online voting will open on 9th December 2022 until just before the live show starts on 11th December 2022.
It will reopen for approximately 15 minutes after 16 acts have been performed.
Here is a video teaching and reminding us how online voting works:
During the voting, there will be interval acts so let’s find out who are interval acts.
Its the 20th-anniversary edition of Junior Eurovision 2022, so 11 former winners of the competition is set to be part of the interval act, and they are:
Bzikebi (Georgia 2008)
Ralf Mackenbach (Netherlands 2009)
Vladimir Arzumanyan (Armenia 2010)
Candy Music (Georgia 2011)
Gaia Cauchi (Malta 2013)
Vincenzo Cantiello (Italy 2014)
Destiny Chukunyere (Malta 2015)
Mariam Mamadashvili (Georgia 2016)
Viki Gabor (Poland 2019)
Valentina (France 2020)
Malèna (Armenia 2021)
For past eight winners will not be attending a children’s choir and will perform the songs of these past Junior Eurovision winners who will not be in Yerevan. Robin the Robot will guide viewers through the competition history during the show.
Rosa Linn is set to perform as an interval act, she will sing the entry ”Snap” at Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
Where you will be able to watch the show?
You can watch the show live on tv via your local participating public broadcaster or Livestream of the official Junior Eurovision Youtube Channel if it’s unavailable in your country.
It will start at 16:00 CET on 11th December 2022.
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Junior Eurovision 2022 will take place at Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex, on the 11th of December 2022.
The grand final will start at 16:00 CET.