Euroweek 2011 is here! All the delegations have arrived in Yerevan and rehearsals have begun! Here are our “expert” reviews of all the songs.. I present you the official junioreurosong.net jury 2011 – Sara, Dara & introducing Nikara!
The “viewer vote” is the result of our poll.
9 September 2011 – Good news today everyone! It has been
announced at junioreurovision.tv that Latvia will become the 14th country in Junior Eurovision 2011! We started with 12, then Bulgaria and Latvia joined, so now at 14 this will no longer be the smallest JESC ever!
“It is great to see another broadcaster expressing its confidence in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest,” said Sietse Bakker, the Executive Supervisior of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The EBU and Host Broadcaster AMPTV have made a strong effort this year to reunite the ‘family’.
We do not yet know the details of the Latvian selection but they should emerge soon.
A group of volunteers from Armenia have taken the initiative to promote the Junior Eurovision 2011 themselves. This is the first ESC event to be helf in Armenia and the fans are proving to be very dedicated, which is great for the contest. They are running a JESC blog (http://jescarm.blogspot.com/) and a Facebook group promoting the concert in Yerevan (click here) The group has filmed a movie throughout June, featuring the sites and history of Yerevan and showing footage into the arena that will be used for JESC. The spokespersons are Ani Shahoyan and Andranik Shirinyan.
18 January 2011
After a competitive bid procedure, the event’s Steering Group elected Public Television Company of Armenia (AMPTV) as Host Broadcaster of the 2011 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. It will be the 9th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest’s ‘younger brother’. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced that today.
Despite Armenia’s victory at the last contest in Minsk, Belarus, it was not at all sure if the nation would get the honor of hosting the competition. Traditionally, the Host Broadcaster of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest is being appointed through a bid procedure.
AMPTV plans to hold the contest at the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex in Yerevan, which was recently renovated.
“Together with AMPTV, we are eager to put together the coolest Junior Eurovision Song Contest that Europe has seen so far. The event is extremely popular in Armenia and their strong bid gave us the confidence they will be capable to put together a great show,” says Sietse Bakker, Supervisor of the contest on behalf of the EBU.
The preliminary date for the 2011 Junior Eurovision Song Contest is Saturday, 3rd of December.