Junior Eurovision 2011

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WELCOME TO ARMENIA: YEREVAN GETS READY TO HOST JUNIOR EUROVISION By Gohar Abrahamyan

ArmeniaNow 10.11.11 | 16:02

The preparatory works for the Junior Eurovision International Song Contest 2011 to be held in Yerevan in December continue, and the video clip of Armenia's representative 12-year-old Dalita who will perform 'Welcome to Armenia' has been posted on the Internet since Wednesday.

Last year the representative of Armenia won in the Junior Eurovision, however unlike (Senior) Eurovision International Song Contest, the Junior Eurovision usually does not take place in the winner country (whereas in case of Eurovision, it is usually held in the country, the representative of which won the previous year), but rather in a country which has submitted a winning bid and meets certain requirements.

Armenia submitted a bid and was chosen as host for the December 2-3 competition, at Karen Demirchyan Hall.

Gohar Gasparyan, head of the Armenian delegation in Junior Eurovision says that Yerevan is preparing for the Junior Eurovision 2011 with big steps, becoming a "Eurovision City."

Currently the stage is being constructed along with other preparations to "combine Armenian and European innovations" Gasparyan says.

This year, representatives (10-15-year-old children) from14 countries participate in the contest. Turkey and Azerbaijan did not submit entries.

Tickets for Junior Eurovision 2011 have been on sale since October 26, at price from 9-55 Euros (about $12-74).