#JESC22: Preparations Begin; Yerevan Calling?

Preparations have commenced between the European Broadcasting Union and AMPTV, the Armenian national broadcaster. The report from the AMPTV has suggested that Yerevan will be the host city and that the Contest will be held sometime in December. The host city and date have still got to be formally announced by the EBU.

Gert Kark, an EBU representative, had the following to say:

“We are here because we are starting all the work of organising the competition with the team of your TV company. Usually, we start the preparations much later, but since we have a new strategy and big plans, we want to start this year as early as possible, to make this competition the best in its history.

In the last 5-6 years it has really turned into a very big event…We are not going to go into too much detail, we will leave it to the next meetings. And there will be many of them. Working with your team during Eurovision and Junior Eurovision, I am 100% confident that we can have a great show, a great week for the participating delegations. Because your team is very experienced in organising such shows.”

Hovhannes Movsisyan, CEO of AMPTV, had the following to say:

“It is very important for us that we start the organisation work as soon as possible so that we can organise it correctly. This will be a very big and very powerful experience for us, it will open up opportunities for us to organise bigger events. The program has more than 30 million viewers, at least 18 delegations and several invited countries will participate. This is a great opportunity to represent our country in the best way.

It was very important that the president of the European Broadcasting Union stressed that this is the 20th anniversary of the Junior Eurovision, it will be a much bigger contest and different from the others .

David Tserunyan, Head of Delegation for Armenia, had the following to say:

“As we know, Junior Eurovision is not just a TV project, it is a big event for both the city and the country. Therefore, in addition to the show being broadcast on the air, there will be a number of other events on the air that need to be planned.

In fact, one year is not enough time to organise such a big event, so we do not spare effort and energy, we have already started working, the Reference Group for Junior Eurovision will arrive in Armenia in March or April. This is a group of professionals from the participating countries, a committee that will follow all the organisational steps of the competition.”

Stay with us here at Eurovision Ireland as details surrounding the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, in Armenia, start to materialise.

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Author: Richard Taylor

Source: ESCplus España & Eurovoix

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