Netherlands: AVROTROS confirms dates of auditions Junior Eurovision 2022

The Dutch Public Broadcaster AVROTROS has announced the dates for the auditions of the Dutch preselection of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022. This year’s edition of Junior Eurovision will be held in Yerevan, Amenia. AVROTROS made the announcement of the auditions on their children’s channel, Zapp.

Song and artist applications

After the announcement that applying with a song would end on February 14th 2022, a jury started to review all the song applications. The chosen songs need to be performed during auditions, leading up to actually choosing several young artists who will be part of the live television program during which the entrant for this year’s Junior Eurovision will be chosen. This TV Final will be broadcast in September of 2022.

The dates of the auditions are the following:

  • March 13th 2022
  • March 26th 2022
  • March 27th 2022

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021

The Dutch TV broadcaster AVROTROS organized the Dutch national final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in September, as is tradition in the Netherlands. Young singer Ayana won the Dutch national final with the song “Mata sugu aō ne”, and went to Paris where the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 was held last December. Unfortunately Ayana came in last (19th).

The road to Junior Eurovision 2022

In the first half of February 2022 the Armenian government announced that the host city of this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be the capital of Armenia, Yerevan. The event will be held in the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concert Complex, just like the 2011 edition of the junior version of the Eurovision Song Contest. The preparations for this Eurovision event are in full swing in Armenia; members of the EBU and the Armenian broadcaster AMPTV gathered last week to talk about the preparations of the Junior Eurovision event.

“Probable” issues

There might be some issues concerning the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022, since it might coincide with the World Cup Soccer, which will be held in Qatar around the same time. In this regard, there might be some problems with television rights.

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