“Junior Eurovision 2022” Song Contest in Yerevan
New Year is just around the corner with Eurovision mood and great expectations of magic!
On December 5, at 19:00 p.m. the opening ceremony of "Junior Eurovision 2022" will take place in the Republic Square and the lights of the main Christmas tree of Yerevan will be lit by the participants of ''Junior Eurovision Song Contest".
The 20th Junior Eurovision will host participants from 16 countries, united under the promising slogan “Spin The Magic”.
The participating countries are Albania, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Poland, Armenia, North Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Georgia, and France.
This year’s symbol is a colorful ''spinning top''. This particular variety of ''spinning top'' is unique in Armenian culture; featuring traditional patterns that appear on historical architecture, carpets, and costumes across the Host City of Yerevan.
These old wooden toys have been given a neon twist - quite literally - to reflect modern Armenia. It perfectly reflects the values of the Junior Eurovision song contest - everyone is united around the idea of magic, music, and joy and at the same time presents a different song and performance.
In fact, Armenia is one of the most successful countries in the history of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, having entered on 14 occasions and never finishing lower than 9th. In 2011, Vladimir Arzumanyan won the contest with his song "Mama", and in 2021, 14-year-old Malena was the winner of Junior Eurovision in Paris.
The long-awaited event of the year will take place on December 11th, at 7 pm in Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex.
The hosts of the 20th Junior Eurovision Song Contest are singer-songwriter Iveta Mukuchyan, actor, writer & comedian Garik Papoyan, and singer Karina Ignatyan.
Nare will represent Armenia at ''Junior Eurovision 2022'' in Yerevan with her song 'DANCE!
The songwriter is Nick Egibyan, and the lyricist is Grigor Kyokchyan. The music video director is Aramayis Hayrapetyan.