Just a while ago, the 20th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 took place in Yerevan, Armenia with France being the new winner of the contest with the song “Oh maman!”. Little Lissandro won the second throphy for his country in three years! Armenia came in second place and Georgia in third.
The contest took place at the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex for the second time, as in 2011, with Iveta Mukuchyan, Garik Papoyan and Karina Ignatyan hosting the evening.
The United Kingdom returned to the contest after a 16-years absence, while Azerbaijan, Bulgaria and Germany withdrew and Russia was expelled from the contest.
The Netherlands opened the show and Ukraine performed last.
- 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 winner of the contest was determined by the jury vote, combined with the online public vote in a 50-50 ratio, as it was in Eurovision until the last contest.
Online voting determined 100% of the public vote as voting by phone or SMS is not possible. The public decides by 50% on the results, with the remaining 50% coming from the votes of each country’s juries. The Junior Eurovision 2022 Jury included three music industry professionals and two children aged 10 to 15 years.
The result of the jury
At the end of the jury vote, France was on top for the third year in a row,with 132 points, getting four twelve-points from the Netherlands, Italy, Ireland and Portugal. Georgia ended up second with 114 points and two twelve-points from Armenia and Poland. Then, the host country Armenia got third place with 110 points and four twelve-points from France, Kazakhstan, Spain and North Macedonia. It’s worth mentioning that Kazakhstan, which is used to getting a really high ranking in the jury vote, ended up last with only five points.
The result of the public vote and final results:
United Kingdom was first in the public vote with 80 points, Spain was second with 78 points, while France was third with 71 points. A really interesting fact is that people from 178 different countries voted in the online voting.
After the public and the jury vote were combined the winner of Junior Eurovision 2022 was France with Lissandro and the song “Oh Maman!”. Below you can watch the performance that brought France their second victory. Now it remains to be seen whether France will be asked to host the competition again in 2023 after hosting again in 2021.
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