Two days after their victory, the European Broadcasting Union this morning have announced that Armenia will be the Host Country for the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Martin Österdahl, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor, had the following to say:
“Armenia’s cool, classy, contemporary winner set a new standard for the competition. Their enthusiasm for the event is unmatched and we are excited that AMPTV want to host the 20th edition of the JESC next year. We look forward to working with them on planning a very special anniversary edition of the show.”
Hovhannes Movsisyan, Armenian Public Television CEO, had the following to say:
“From the very first day we released Qami Qami we believed in Malena’s victory and were looking forward to hosting this major event. Armenians are very excited about our comeback into the Eurovision family, and even more thrilled to host this spectacular event next year. Welcome to Armenia!”
Noel Curran, the EBU Director General, had the following to say:
“We were thrilled to see Armenia win their 2nd Junior Eurovision in Paris this weekend and congratulate Maléna and AMPTV’s hard working delegation on their stunning victory. We welcome the enthusiasm from our Armenian member for hosting the 20th Junior Eurovision Song Contest and are anticipating a great collaboration between the EBU and AMPTV over the coming months.”
Maléna took victory for Armenia on Sunday with “Qami Qami”. Poland finished in 2nd place and France, 3rd place.
The date and host city for the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be announced at a later date – although it is likely to take place in the capital, Yerevan, as it did back in 2011.
Author: Richard Taylor