AMPTV has confirmed they will compete at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 and Eurovision 2021. The announcement has taken place during an interview with the Armenian Head of Press broadcast on the news’ bulletin.
Armenia is the 13th country confirming participation for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Due to the Covid19 situation, some countries are still considering their participation, so the official list of competing countries hasn’t been published yet.
These are the countries that have officially confirmed they will be in the line-up for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest:
- The Netherlands
Germany is the only debuting country this year, while Wales, North Macedonia, Ireland and Australia have withdrawn from the contest. Have in mind that Belarus has already launched a national final, but hasn’t confirmed participation. They will announce their decision in the next few hours.
Armenia made its debut at Junior Eurovision in 2007 and have participated ever since. They won the 2010 edition and hosted the contest the following year. However, they haven’t been very successful since the introduction of online voting despite being among the fan favourites in 2019. Last year, they achieved the 9th place with Karina Ignatyan performing ‘Colours Of Your Dream’.
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place under the motto ‘Move The World’. It will be the first edition supervised by Jon Ola’s successor Martin Österdahl.
Martin Österdahl, the new EBU Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest and Junior Eurovision Song Contest said: “I couldn’t be more excited to be working with the incredible team at TVP on my first Junior Eurovision Song Contest. They have the skills, creativity and enthusiasm to produce a fantastic show. It’s never been more important to recognize the power of young people to “Move The World” and I’m looking forward to seeing all the talented singers perform later this year.”
The EBU has revealed that they’ll follow the course of events surrounding the Covid-19 crisis. They have stated they will discuss an alternative with its members in a number of different scenarios if needed. Also, they haven’t decided if there will be an audience.
We understand that people are eager to know how the current COVID-19 crisis will affect the organization of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2020. Of course, the health of participants, employees and visitors will always be paramount. The EBU, together with its Polish Member TVP, will work in close collaboration over the coming weeks and months with the Polish health authorities mapping out the impact of COVID-19 on this year’s event. It is our intention to ensure the 2020 Contest can take place in circumstances that protect the health and safety of everyone attending the event.
The current situation across Europe is likely to remain uncertain for the coming months and at this stage, we cannot comment on the final organization for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest later this year., said the EBU.