This follows Maléna’s sensational win in Paris with the whirlwind of a song that is Qami Qami.
It is Armenia’s second victory in the Contest and 2022 will see the country host Junior Eurovision for the second time after AMPTV staged the competition in Yerevan in 2011 following their triumph the previous year.
Martin Österdahl, the Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, said:
‘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 wants 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.’
EBU Director General Noel Curran added:
‘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 members for hosting the 20th Junior Eurovision Song Contest and are anticipating a great collaboration between the EBU and AMPTV over the coming months.’
Hovhannes Movsisyan, CEO of Armenian Public Television said:
‘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!’
The date and the venue for the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be confirmed in the coming months.