Earlier today, AMPTV, the Armenian national broadcaster and the EBU, the European Broadcasting Union, revealed the participating countries, along with the theme art and slogan for the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, in Yerevan, Armenia.
The Contest will feature 16 countries this year. While Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Germany and Russia will not be returning to the competition this year, the United Kingdom will be returning for the first time since 2005. The full list of competing countries are:
Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, had the following to say:
“We’re delighted to be welcoming talented young artists from 16 countries this year to Yerevan for the 20thJunior Eurovision Song Contest.
It’s exciting to be returning to the Armenian capital for the first time in over a decade to “Spin The Magic” on this special anniversary – and welcoming back the United Kingdom to the competition, our host country for Eurovision 2023.
There’s so much energy, passion and creativity from our colleagues at AMPTV and we can’t wait to see a spectacular show in December.”
“Spin The Magic” has been revealed as this years slogan, accompanied by a spinning toy as the theme art. Hovhannes Movsisyan, CEO of Public TV of Armenia, had the following to say:
“It was very important for us to choose a symbol that would reflect the magic of the competition, and the 20th spin of Junior Eurovision that would unite all the children taking part.
I am convinced that everyone has fond memories about this toy. While developing the idea, we realised that a lot of countries have spinning tops, each of them unique. This perfectly reflects the values of Junior Eurovision – everyone is united around the idea of magic, music and joy, and at the same time presenting a different song and performance.”
A promo for this year’s Contest in Yerevan has also been released:
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Author: Richard Taylor
Categories: EBU, Eurovision 2021, Junior Eurovision 2022
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