Junior Eurovision news waits for nothing and no one, not even Eurovision national final season.

This week, during a cabinet meeting in the Armenian government, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan confirmed what had long been suspected: Yerevan, the country’s capital and largest city, will be hosting this year’s Junior Eurovision in December. It will be held in the Karen Demirchyan Complex, the same venue where the 2011 edition took place.

This will be Armenia’s second time hosting Junior Eurovision. The country scored its second win ever at the contest last year with Maléna‘s performance of the song “Qami Qami”, beating out 2nd place finisher Poland by eight points. (Watch her winning performance below.)

No exact dates or host announcements have been made as of time of writing, though recent precedent suggests Maléna may take on co-hosting duties. Nine countries so far have confirmed their intention to compete.

Are #YOU still listening to ‘Qami Qami’ every day? Are #YOU excited for the contest to return to Armenia after more than a decade? ‘Supernova’? Are #YOU still mad that The Netherlands came last at JESC 2021? Just me? Sound off in the comments below, in our forum, or on social media @ESCUnited.

Source: ESCXTRA, 1 Lurer

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