Junior Eurovision 2022: Maléna and Rosa Linn will perform as interval Acts!

A few hours ago, the interval acts of Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022, were revealed. In detail, the previous representatives of Armenia in both Eurovision and Junior Eurovision will perform!

Rosa Linn, represented Armenia in Eurovision 2022 with the song “Snap”. She may ended up in 20th place of the Grand Final but afer the contest, her song went on to break multiple records and became one of the most streamed Eurovision songs of all time, winning many platinum plaques throughout the world.

For Junior Eurovision 2022, Rosa Linn will perform a reworked version of her song that will contain traditional Armenian instruments.

Joining Rosa on stage will be the reigning champion of Junior Eurovision, Maléna, who won the contest with the song “Qami Qami” in 2021. Maléna will perform her new song “Can’t Feel Anything”, whose music video will be published soon.

We remind you that Junior Eurovision 2022 will take place in Yerevan, Armenia in December 11 with Iveta Mukuchyan, Garik Papoyan and Karina Ignatyan as hosts.

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Source: junioreurovision.tv

2010-2022: How Different would be the results of the Semi-Finals with only the Public Vote?

A news that shook the waters of the competition took place earlier today. The EBU has announced changes to the voting process for the Eurovision Song Contest.

One of the most important changes are that now only the public will choose the finalists in the two semi-finals, while now global viewers from all around the world that do not participate in the competition will also be able to vote!

You can see all the changes HERE.

The most important question is, What would be the changes to the competition voting in the Semi-Finals if only the public chose the 10 finalists?

We will answer this question through this tribute, seeing which countries would have qualified for the final from 2010 to 2022, if only the public vote counted, and which would have ultimately failed to qualify due to the favour of the juries.

Changes in the Results (2010-2022)

2010

In 2010, the system of 50% juries and 50% public vote, was applied for the first time in the Semi-Finals. There we find the first differences.

In the first Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Finland who finished sixth in the TV audience, against Bosnia and Herzegovina who finished eleventh and were favored by the jury’s fifth place.

In the second Semi-Final, we would have the qualification of Lithuania and Sweden, against Israel and Ireland. In addition, the winner of the Semi-Final would be Azerbaijan and not Turkey.

Which means Sweden would have any disqualification  in their history at the competition.

2011

In the first Semi-Final, we would have the qualification of Armenia, Norway and Turkey, against Switzerland, Lithuania and Serbia. In fact, Lithuania was first by the juries and eleventh in the audience.

That means Turkey would have no elimination in their history in the competition.

In the second Semi-Final, we would only have the qualification of Belarus, against the fan favorite that year, Estonia.

2012

Another year with huge changes in the results of the semi finals. In the first Semi-Final we would have Switzerland qualifying instead of Hungary.

In the second Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Bulgaria and the Netherlands, instead of Malta and Ukraine. Also, Norway was last by the juries and was saved by the public.

With these results, Ukraine would have lost the record as the only country with a non stop qualification!

2013

Moving forward in 2013.

In the first Semi-Final, Croatia and Montenegro would have qualified against Estonia and Moldova. In fact, Moldova was third in the committees, while Montenegro was fourth in the audience.

In the second Semi-Final, Bulgaria and Switzerland would have qualified instead of Armenia and Georgia. While Romania would have been the winner of the semi final, instead of Azerbaijan.

2014

This year we can see two big changes. In the first Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Portugal instead of Azerbaijan, while in the second semi the qualification of Ireland, instead of Malta. In fact, Malta was third in the jury and twelfth in the audience.

2015

In the first Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Finland, instead of Hungary, while in the second the Czech Republic instead of Azerbaijan.

2016

Moving on to next year, because in the first Semi-Final we would have seen the qualification of Bosnia-Herzegovina, instead of the Czech Republic and in the second Semi-Final we would have the qualification of North Macedonia and Belarus, instead of Georgia and Israel.

Τhe winner of the second semi final would have been Ukraine with Janala, instead of Australia.

2017

In the first Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Finland instead of Australia, while in the second the qualification of Switzerland and Estonia, instead of Austria and Denmark. In fact, Australia was fifteenth in the audience and second in the juries.

2018

Let’s go to 2018 and see that in the first Semi-Final, we would have the qualification of Greece and Gianna Terzi, instead of Eugent Bushpepa, from Albania. Also, the winner would be Eleni Foureira and not Netta.

In the second Semi-Final, we would have Poland qualifying instead of the Netherlands, while the winner of the Semi-Final would be Denmark and not Norway. In fact, Denmark was twelfth in the juries.

2019

We can see some variations existing also in 2019.

Poland would once again go through to the final instead of Belarus, while the winner of the first Semi-Final would be Iceland rather than Australia.

In the second Semi-Final, Lithuania would have qualified  instead of Denmark, while the winner of the Semi-Final would have been Norway and not the Netherlands.

2021

Eurovision Song Contest came back after one year and in the first Semi-Final, we would have the qualification of Croatia with Albina, against Hooverphonic from Belgium. Finally, the winner of the Semi-Final would be Ukraine and not Malta.

In the second Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Denmark and Fyr og Flamme, against Angela Peristeri from Albania, while the winner of the Semi-Final was Finland, instead of Switzerland.

2022

Last but not least we have this year edition of the contest. In the first Semi-Final, we would have seen the qualification of Ronela from Albania and not Marius Bear from Switzerland.

Finally, in the second Semi-Final, we would have the qualification of Andromachi (last in the committees), against Nadir Rustamli, who had zero points in the televoting.

Conclusions

Which ones are favored by the new changes?

Based on the above, we notice that the removal of the juries from the Semi-Finals, can change a lot in the Semi-Final score, with obvious results in the Final as well.

The countries that we would say are favored by this change are Lithuania and Poland, countries with a large dispersion across Europe. Also, this change could make it easier for Turkey to return to the Competition.

The Balkan countries Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, as well as Armenia, which has a strong diaspora, also benefit from the changes.

What are the implications?

Jury favourites, Azerbaijan, Australia and Malta seem to be finding the changes difficult in the competition as their qualification in recent years has been largely down to the juries.

Ranking changes

Changes are also observed in the ranking. In particular, audiences seem to prefer funny  presentations and ethnic and dance songs instead of ballads or vocally challenged entries in general that usually are more appreciated by the juries.

General Conclusion

With all the above, we can say that in 2023 the TV viewers seems to have the main responsibility with the results of the contest. Although, on the Grand Final we see the casual jurors deciding half of the results, things will changes dramatically since from this year the goal for a lot of countries will be to first reach the final by having a song that the public will support. This also means that EBU seems to want to attract more and more of the public attention, but what would happen if a lot of good entries stay out of the final and more and more “funny” songs qualify but the juries still ignore on their final voting?

What a country will have to do to win both is find the entry that can surprise both the viewers and the jurors on the final night.

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Eurovision 2023: Voting changes announced for the upcoming contest!

Today started with a bit of surprise news, with the EBU suddenly announcing a change to the voting system for the upcoming 67th Eurovision Song Contest which will take place in May in Liverpool. This is the first change in the voting method since 13 years and in 2009, when 50/50 voting by the public and the judging panels was introduced.

According to the EBU announcement, the three big changes to the Eurovision 2023 voting system are as follows:

  • Viewer votes will decide countries qualifying from Semi-Finals 
  • Viewers in non-participating countries will be able to vote online
  • Jury votes will be combined with votes from the global audience to decide final result

This means that next year, the countries that qualify from the Semi-Finals will be decided solely based on the votes cast by the viewers, rather than a combination of a jury and public vote as has been the case since 2009.

The professional music industry juries will remain for the Grand Final, but complete control of who gets there from the Semi-Finals has been handed over to the viewing public.

And, for the first time ever, viewers from non-participating countries will be able to vote for their favourite songs too. Those watching in the rest of the world will be able to vote via a secure online platform using a credit card from their country, and their votes, once added together, will be converted into points that will have the same weight as one participating country in both of the Semi-Finals and the Grand Final.

Regarding the changes to the voting method, the Contest’s Executive Producer, Martin Österdahl, said:

Throughout its 67-year history the Eurovision Song Contest has constantly evolved to remain relevant and exciting. These changes acknowledge the immense popularity of the show by giving more power to the audience of the world’s largest live music event.

In 2023 only Eurovision Song Contest viewers will decide which countries make it to the Grand Final and, reflecting the global impact of the event, everyone watching the show, wherever they live in the world, can cast their votes for their favourite songs.

By also involving juries of music professionals in deciding the final result, all the songs in the Grand Final can be assessed on the broadest possible criteria. We can also maintain the tradition of travelling around Europe and Australia to collect points and ensure a thrilling voting sequence with the winner only revealed at the very end of the show.

It is worth mentioning that the introduction of the Rest of World vote means that the correlation of the 50/50 voting for the final changes, which leans more towards the public. The general public will have slightly more impact on the final result – approximately 50.6%. In the coming months, the EBU is expected to publish in detail the countries that will have the right to vote in the Rest of the World category.

These changes are happening in order to keep the event relevant and exciting. Additionally, following the unprecedented nature of the voting irregularities seen at the 2022 Contest a working group of EBU Members was established to look at ways to protect the integrity of the event. Their recommendations are being implemented after approval by the Reference Group, the Contest’s governing board and the Executive Board of the EBU.

Source: Eurovision.tv

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Junior Eurovision 2022: Tickets on sale Now!

With all the entries for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 now completed, tickets for the contests went on sale today with prices ranging from €8 to €75.

The pre-sale of tickets for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 final night, as well as for the previous day’s jury show, has officially started. The Jury Show is a full run through of the show that takes place the night before the televised version. It’s when the international juries cast their votes for the participants. Audiences can stay for a randomised version of the qualifier/points reveals, as the presenters practise for different scenarios.

You can purchase tickets for both the Live Show and the Jury Show via tomsarkgh.am. Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Jury Show – December 10 – €8 to €50
  • Grand Final – December 11 – €12 to €75

Junior Eurovision 2022

Yerevan will host the competition on December 11 at the 6,000-seat Karen Demirchyan Sports & Concerts Complex. This will be the second time Armenia will host the competition. In 2011, for the first time, a Eurovision event was held in Armenia, after its first victory in the junior version of the contest.

Listen to the 16 entries from the countries that will travel to Yerevan for this year’s competition:

Source: JuniorEurovision.tv

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Junior Eurovision 2022: Listen to Armenia’s song! | All songs for the contest have been revealed!

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 is scheduled to take place in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, in exactly one month from now and all 16 songs competing have officially been revealed! A few minutes ago, the hosting country, Armenia, released their own song through the contest’s official YouTube channel.

The singer’s name is Nare, she is a fourteen-year-old girl living in Armenia, that was internally selected by AMPTV. Her song is called “DANCE!”. The young artist will represent her country in this year’s contest, saying that “it’s a huge honour to represent my country, especially this year that the contest will take place in Armenia”.

Listen to “DANCE!” by Nare for Junior Eurovision 2022:

Listen to the songs of the 16 countries that will travel to Yerevan for this year’s contest:

What do you think about Armenia’s song in this year’s Junior Song Contest? Is there any song that stands out for you? Write us in the comments below!

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Eurovision 2023: 37 countries will join the 67th contest in Liverpool!

Just moments ago, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced the countries that will take part in the 67th Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool37 countries will be present in the contest, with three countries withdrawing, in contrast with the 40 countries last year in Turin.

These countries  withdrawing are Bulgaria, Montenegro and North Macedonia, which after their participation in Eurovision 2022, all three of them withdraw for financial reasons.

Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, shared his thoughts on the line-up:

“We’re looking forward to welcoming artists from all 37 countries to Liverpool, the city of pop, next May. Next year’s competition promises to be an extra special one and we’re working hard with the BBC right now to ensure that hundreds of millions of viewers will enjoy the best Eurovision Song Contest yet, with Ukraine at the heart of the event.”

In detail, the countries that are going to take part are:

  • 🇦🇱 Albania – RTSH
  • 🇦🇺 Australia– SBS
  • 🇦🇲 Armenia– AMPTV
  • 🇦🇹 Austria – ORF
  • 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan – Ictimai TV
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium – RTBF
  • 🇭🇷 Croatia – HRT
  • 🇨🇾 Cyprus – CyBC
  • 🇨🇿 Czech Republic – CT
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark – DR
  • 🇪🇪 Estonia – ERR
  • 🇫🇮 Finland  – YLE
  • 🇫🇷 France – FT
  • 🇬🇪 Georgia – GPB
  • 🇩🇪 Germany – ARD/NDR
  • 🇬🇷 Greece – ΕΡΤ
  • 🇮🇸 Iceland – RUV
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland– RTE
  • 🇮🇱 Israel – IPBC/Kan
  • 🇮🇹 Italy– RAI
  • 🇱🇻 Latvia – LTV
  • 🇱🇹 Lithuania – LRT
  • 🇲🇹 Malta – PBS
  • 🇲🇩 Moldova – TRM
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands – AVROTROS
  • 🇳🇴 Norway – NRK
  • 🇵🇱 Poland – TVP
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal – RTP
  • 🇷🇴 Romania – TVR
  • 🇸🇲 San Marino – RTV
  • 🇷🇸 Serbia – RTS
  • 🇸🇮 Slovenia ​​- RTVSLO
  • 🇪🇸 Spain  – TVE
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden – SVT
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland – SRG / SSR
  • 🇺🇦 Ukraine – UA: PBC
  • 🇬🇧 United Kingdom – BBC

Martin Green, BBC’s Managing Director of the Eurovision Song Contest added:

“We are incredibly proud to be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine and welcoming delegations from 37 countries to Liverpool next year. The BBC is committed to making the event a true reflection of Ukrainian culture and showcasing British creativity to a global audience.”

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Junior Eurovision 2022: This is the contest’s stage!

Armenia’s public broadcaster, AMPTV, has revealed a set of photos that show how the stage our 16 participants that will perform on Sunday 11 December, is going to look like!

Render of the Junior Eurovision 2022 stage, Karen Demirchyan Sports Complex
AMPTV

Render of the Junior Eurovision 2022 stage, Karen Demirchyan Sports Complex
AMPTV

Trying to “build” the Contest’s theme of “Spin The Magic”, the organizers filled the Karen Demirchyan Sports Complex with the neon energy as seen throughout the show’s promotional video.

Render of the Junior Eurovision 2022 stage, Karen Demirchyan Sports Complex
AMPTV

As you can see from the images, the audience will be right in the middle of the action, with our participants performing directly in front of them on a centre stage.

Render of the Junior Eurovision 2022 stage, Karen Demirchyan Sports Complex
AMPTV

David Tserunyan, the executive producer of Junior Eurovision 2022, explained:

“The stage is a creative visual representation of the official artwork. The centre stage is the spinning top surrounded by strings of light that represent the ‘spinning’. These colourful strings are also reflected above the stage and radiate the energy from every single performance.  While being minimalist, yet technologically advanced, the stage design offers multiple staging possibilities for all of the performers.”

Render of the Junior Eurovision 2022 stage, Karen Demirchyan Sports Complex
AMPTV

“Our goal was to create a modern and technologically advanced stage that both reflects our vision and is versatile enough to fit the creative needs of the participating broadcasters. We have already started working with our colleagues from all 16 countries and are very excited to deliver a truly magical show this December!”

Render of the Junior Eurovision 2022 stage, Karen Demirchyan Sports Complex
AMPTV

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Source: junioreurovision.tv

Spotify: Snap has surpassed Alexander Rybak’s Fairytale, becoming the 3rd most-streamed Eurovision song of all times!

We have already talked about the fascinating story of Rosa Linn’s Snap, which despite its mediocre success in ESC, is doing great on the streaming platforms. As of today, Snap is not only the most popular Eurovision 2022 song on Spotify, but has also managed to become the 3rd most streamed song of ESC, surpassing Alexander Rybak’s Fairytale. 

Snap has managed to muster 218 million streams, a few streams more than the ESC 2009’s winning song, and the former’s run doesn’t seem to be stopping there. The table below illustrates the dynamics of the song, which is now in the 18th position of the Global Spotify Chart, being on said Chart for more than 87 days.

How far do you think Rosa Linn’s Snap can go? Will it manage to become the most-streamed Eurovision song of all times? 

Armenia: New video clip of SNAP released!

After more than 217 million streams on Spotify and charting in more than 30 countries, Rosa Linn, the Armenian representative at Eurovision 2022, released a “reimagined” video clip for SNAP which you can watch below:

Rosa will also be one of the opening acts for Ed Sheeran during his North America tour:

 

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What do you think about the new music video of SNAP? Tell us in the comments!

Armenia: Listen to the Italian version of “Snap” by Rosa Linn!

A few hours ago, the representative of Armenia in Eurovision 2022, Rosa Linn, realeased a new version of her worldwide hit song “Snap”.

The Armenian entry for Eurovision 2022 ended up in 20th place on the Grand Final, but rose to fame some time later thanks to its success on TikTok and is now one of the most streamed Eurovision songs of all time!

After releasing a slow and high pitch version, this time Rosa Linn released a version of her song in a whole new language! For this version she collaborates with Alfa, an Italian singer, who sings along with her, parts of her song in Italian.

Listen to the Italian version of the song “Snap” by Rosa Linn and Alfa:

“Snap” recently broke a new record of streams by becoming the 6th most streamed Eurovision song of all time leaving Loreen and “Euphoria” behind in 7th place and is only a few million streams away from surpassing the legendary “Waterloo” by ABBA.

What do you think of the new version of “Snap”? Write us in the comments down below!

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