The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) alongside the Armenian public broadcaster (AMPTV), announced that 16 countries are going to take part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022, which is scheduled to take place in Yerevan, on Sunday, December 11.
The 16 countries that will travel to Yerevan in December are:
- 🇦🇱 Albania (RTSH)
- 🇦🇲 Armenia (AMPTV)
- 🇫🇷 France (France TV)
- 🇬🇪 Georgia (GPB)
- 🇮🇪 Ireland (TG4)
- 🇮🇹 Italy (Rai)
- 🇰🇿 Kazakhstan (Khabar Agency)
- 🇲🇹 Malta (PBS)
- 🇳🇱 Netherlands (AVROTROS)
- 🇲🇰 North Macedonia (MKRTV)
- 🇵🇱 Poland (TVP)
- 🇵🇹 Portugal (RTP)
- 🇷🇸 Serbia (RTS)
- 🇪🇸 Spain (TVE)
- 🇺🇦 Ukraine (UA:PBC)
- 🇬🇧 United Kingdom (BBC)
The number of countries that will take part in this year’s contest is reduced, compared to last year, since Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Germany and Russia will not return to the contest, while the United Kingdom returns after a 16 years of absence.
What is more, alongside the final list of competitions, the Armenian public broadcaster announced the slogan of this year’s contest which is: “Spin the Magic”.
Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, is excited about the show’s return:
“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.”
Armenia will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 after Maléna’s win with the song “Qami Qami”:
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