Armenia is spending around 13 million Euros on hosting the 20th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest next month in Yerevan.
The Armenian Government has revealed that the total cost of hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 amounts to 4.998 billion Armenian Drams, which is the equivalent of 13 million Euro. This includes 2.698 billion Drams which are being spent exclusively by Public Television of Armenia on the contest including technical equipment, stage construction and creative design.
The budget for the contest is one of the largest that the Junior Eurovision Song Contest has seen in its history. The last data available for Junior Eurovision was in 2017 when GPB spent a total of 2.2 million Euro on hosting the contest in Tbilisi. In terms of the Eurovision Song Contest, the budget is 500,000 Euros lower than that of the 2013 and 2016 contests in Sweden.
The large budget for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 is expected to be down to the renovation of the venue the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex in time for the contest on December 11. At the time of the announcement of Yerevan hosting the contest Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced that funding would be released to upgrade the complex.
Junior Eurovision 2022
Following Malena’s victory in Paris, the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex in Yerevan will host Junior Eurovision 2022 on December 11. The same venue also hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2011, which was the first Eurovision event in history to be hosted in Armenia. The venue can host between 6,000 and 8,000 people for large concerts. The venue is only the second to have hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest twice, after Minsk Arena in Belarus.
The full list of participating countries is as follows:
- Albania: Kejtlin Gjata – “Pakëz diell”
- Armenia (host country): Nare – “Dance!”
- France: Lissandro – “Oh Maman!”
- Georgia: Mariam Bigvava – “I Believe”
- Ireland: Sophie Lennon – “Solas”
- Italy: Chanel Dilecta – “Bla Bla Bla”
- Kazakhstan: David Charlin – “Jer-Ana”
- Malta: Gaia Gambuzza – “Diamonds in the Skies”
- Netherlands: Luna – “La festa”
- North Macedonia: Lara feat. Jovan & Irina – “Životot e pred mene”
- Poland: Laura Bączkiewicz – “To the Moon”
- Portugal: Nicolas Alves – “Anos 70”
- Serbia: Katarina Savić – “Svet bez granica”
- Spain: Carlos Higes – “Señorita”
- Ukraine: Zlata Dziunka – “Nezlamna”
- United Kingdom: Freya Skye – “Lose My Head”
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