Armenia confirmed to host Junior Eurovision 2022

Virgin Radio

21 Dec 2021, 16:25

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It's the 20th anniversary edition of the junior version of the song contest.

Following the success of Maneskin in Eurovision, the main contest will be held in Italy in 2022.

Now it's been confirmed that the junior version will be in Armenia.

Maléna won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'Qami Qami' this weekend in Paris.

The victory means Armenia will be hosting. It's the first time since 2011, when the event was held in Yerevan when Vladimir Arzumanyan won with 'Mama' at the 2010 contest in Minsk, Belarus.

More than a decade later, ARMTV will now be organising the 20th anniversary edition of Junior Eurovision next year.

Watch the winning performance below:

Maléna was selected to represent Armenia in 2020 too, but the broadcaster later withdrew her entry.

At the weekend Armenia topped the scoreboard with 224 points, and it was a closely fought contest with Poland’s Sara James.

Poland finished in second place with 218 points.

It was later revealed that Armenia beat Poland in the online vote by approximately 27,000 votes.