Junior Eurovision is marking its 20th anniversary in 2022. Young singers from 16 countries will perform at the contest in Yerevan, Armenia, on 11 December. And now we know all of the songs they’ll be singing.
Before the professional jury and public have their say on the live performances, we want to know who your early favourites are.
If you haven’t yet listened to all the songs, or you need a refresher, click on the links below to do just that. You’ll also be able to read more about all the competing entries of this year’s contest as our lyric posts are published over the next few weeks.
Then, once you’re ready, head down to the poll and vote for your favourites.
JESC 2022 participants
Click on the song titles to listen to each entry.
- Albania: Kejtlin Gjata – “Pakëz Diell”
- Armenia: Nare – “DANCE!”
- France: Lissandro – “Oh Maman!”
- Georgia: Mariam Bigvava – “I Believe”
- Ireland: Sophie Lennon – “Solas”
- Italy: Chanel Dilecta – “BLA BLA BLA”
- Kazakhstan: David Charlin – “Jer-Ana (Mother Earth)”
- Malta: Gaia Gambuzza – “Diamonds In The Skies”
- The Netherlands: Luna – “La Festa”
- North Macedonia: Lara feat. Jovan & Irina – “Životot E Pred Mene”
- Poland: Laura – “To The Moon”
- Portugal: Nicolas Alves – “Anos 70”
- Serbia: Katarina Savić – “Svet Bez Granica”
- Spain: Carlos Higes – “Señorita”
- Ukraine: Zlata Dziunka – “Nezlamna (Unbreakable)”
- United Kingdom: Freya Skye – “Lose My Head”
Poll: Which is your favourite song from Junior Eurovision 2022?
You can vote for as many countries as you like, including your own country (just as the public will be able to do at this year’s contest). However, remember that you can only vote once, so make it count!
The poll will close at 23:59 GMT on Monday 28 November.
Which countries are you rooting for in Junior Eurovision 2022? Who did you vote for in the poll? Let us know who your favourites are in the comments below.
But, remember to keep things positive. With such young artists competing in the competition, there will be a strict moderation of the comments.
There are many good songs and it’s great, but Armenia is just perfect, and most probably it will win.
Forgot to list along my comment that I am a little concerned over the live performance the Georgian singer will deliver as there’s a fair amount of autotune in the song (especially in the first chorus you can hear it well, as the instrumentals haven’t built up and for some reason I think it gets more obvious when she sings in English) but I think they will deliver as always.
Ireland, Georgia, North Macedonia
Armenia and Spain ard the best
Netherlands 100% winner!
I can see why people from other countries like it, but as a Dutch person myself I hear this kind of music on the Dutch kids pop music scene all the time so it’s pretty uninteresting to me
Armenia is too good not to win.
Armenia, Italy, UK
Wow, Armenia is very popular with the fans it seems.
I mean, it’s a good song, but 27%? Come on guys, that’s a little overrated
Exactly, the song is good but so overrated guys it’s not even in The 5 best songs
Top 10 okay but Seriously 1st with more than 25% of the voting is a joke
Agree. I personally don’t really like that EDM/club-ish sound and it gets a little repetitive to me. I can see why people like it though.
It’s a fantastic song, it has everything and it will win.
it is rather underrated, it’s a great song, and if 27% liked it, what’s your problem.
Geotgia, The Netherlands, Ireland, Portugal and Spain.
?? georgia is the best! ????
I love Armenia
I actually like North Macedonia for a pure child-friendly song. It’s uplifting and incredibly catchy. Georgia has raised the bar this year…..their song is easily good enough to be entered into the adult version. Armenia is also very good, even though many may think that it’s a little grown-up for a junior contest…..I disagree !!
Definitely agree on North Macedonia here, it is child-friendly while still staying true to the country and as far as I can estimate it probably won’t get older fans to cringe either 🙂 Very unique (Georgia too)
UK is hugely overrated. When I heard a snippet I thought it was good, but on hearing the whole song, I thought it was very ordinary and typical of the soul-less up-tempo sons that litter the UK charts at the moment. Top 10 for sure but no way the winner.
I agree. It is so typical and the lyrics don’t make sense in a junior contest.
Ireland just gets better with each listen. The performer has an amazing voice and presence. If the staging is magical along the lines of the video it could be a winner.
Apparently she won a singing competition in her country so the only thing they have to get right is the actual staging as they already have vocals and song 😀
Why is only Albania’s music video in this article and none of the others?
Ireland is my favorite thus far.
I don’t know why Italy is being so brushed off , it’s very age appropriate with a catchy chorus and an important message , I’d reckon it’s gonna do better than its doing on the youtube tops and fan polls.
It gives a bit of an oldschool vibe in a good way (nostalgic, not dated) but dang it’s so catchy
France, UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland
Im taking Georgia as the Quality entry to the first place and Armenia as fun act to the second spot. -For now- i hope they deliver live
Reminds me of JESC 2016
caucasus takeover 🙂
I’ll be honest, I don’t know who’s going to win at this point, But I’m excited to see next month.
I’ll tell you: Uk
Don’t count on it. Songs that sound like the previous winner don’t tend to win the next year.
It doesn’t sound like Qami Qami imo. The lyrics however, feel incredibly out of place in a kid’s competition.
I usually don’t watch or get involved with JESC, but I have listened to all 16 songs this year. All I can say, I am happy that there are so many good songs, which I would not mind to listen a few times more! My TOP-5 would be (though the battle between the first and second places is very tight):
I think there are a lot of good entries, will be interesting to see how they come alive on stage. My personal favourite is Freya Skye.
I must admit I haven’t listened to JESC before and I am impressed with the standard of performance by all the entrants but at the moment the Polish song is stuck in my head so I will vote for that one.
I can’t get over how stunning Georgia’s entry is. It’s too good for JESC and I don’t think it’ll be appreciated there as much as it would be in Liverpool.
Ireland’s song is amazing too. I think TG4 should do joint collaborations with RTE for Eurovision. TG4 constantly bring Celtic ballads that would dominate normal Eurovision.
The UK & Armenia are also deserving winners, but not as much as Ireland & Georgia.
What’s so stunning about it? She’s sining a tragic song in a pelican costume. It’s pretentious and too mature for JE. Hilarious too.
I think Kazakhstan and Georgia will be the top 2 with the juries, probably with a landslide.
Armenia might get massive results in online voting since the contest is extremally popular in Armenia after Malena’s victory. I think the UK will also get a lot of online votes.
The winner will probably be the one getting a landslide victory in either jury votes or in online voting. Let’s see. It will be an exciting voting sequence!
I think Kazakhstan and Georgia are the two clear quality songs and deserve to be in their own tier at the top. However, I think seven songs are in with a realistic chance of winning and I actually really like ALL the songs in my current top ten.
Should be a great year!
Completely agree, its Georgia and Kazakhstan by a mile for me
What are the seven songs in mind for you to win Junior Eurovision?
Those two for sure. Armenia, UK, Netherlands and Spain will be in with a shout, too.
I also don’t think Ireland can be completely counted out either.
One of those songs will have to be a terrific live performance to beat La Festa though. That is going to get a load of points.
Wait, because someone hasn’t discovered voting here yet… Soon there will be +2000 votes and other countries the numbers won’t even budge…
I think “solas” is absolutely fantastic but more suitable for the esc. ireland could even win the esc.
Ireland is the best this year for me. Enchanting and beautiful. However, I said this about Ireland in 2019 that had a similar sounding ballad. Very good studio version, but her live performance was very bad and I instantly knew it wasn’t going to win.
People forget that in the jury of this contest there are 2 KIDS per country each years and what is the kind of songs that is jury winner 3 years in a row, kid friendly songs, so before coming to say that the children don’t listen and don’t like this kind of song, only to justify your own mature taste, check the facts.
If the live is as good as the studio version, then Kazakhstan is my winner.
I’m alone but… PORTUGAL. Love his Nirvana vibes, and a song with personality.
I also like Uk, Netherlands and Spain. A bit Armenia.
I like it quite a lot too (I think it’s my 4th-7th-ish place)
Is pretty obvious than UK is going to win
It’s an early favorite and was my favorite at first, but the more I listened to it the more I disliked it.
Hard to choose! Early on the year’s selection was pathetic, but later releases really elevated the year’s overall quality. I’m personally rooting for Serbia since I think her song is extremely underrated
As per usual since 2019 I waits for all songs to be released and listen to them blindly [let the YouTube playlist plays in the background on shuffle], and here’s my ranking, Armenia 1 Spain 2 Kazakhstan 3 UK 4 Ireland 5 Netherlands 6 Poland 7 Italy 8 Serbia 9 Georgia 10 Ukraine 11 Portugal 12 Malta 13 Albania 14 France 15 Macedonia 16 it’s 3 horses race between Armenia, Spain and UK. [Poland was not on their standards so I doubt they’ll do well this year; but self-voting is still here so you won’t know]. Kazakhstan and Ireland are… Read more »
Recent years top 5 show that the kid friendly songs have still their place sorry. And deservingly.
Armenia is the only country that is already organizing mass voting for itself. In addition, the vote will skip the favorites, which you can be sure of! So maybe look around what’s going on – you’re looking at the Poles when the Armenians took over the baton!
I don’t like to be argumentative online, but believe me I didn’t see any JESC related news till now, so what I wrote was purely a first reaction and based on my subjective taste in music; so of course i will go for an upbeat song over a sleepy balled at any day. As for Armenia or Poland mass voting that the last thing I care about, knowingly how hard I go for a supporting a song I won’t be “disappointed” when it flops. I have been watching the contest since 2016 and it was just for fun and nothing… Read more »
Difficult question. I don’t have a clear favorite and I don’t think there is a clear winner compared to last year when Malena and Sara James were clearly the only two strong contenders for the win. This year I would say that at least 5 countries could make it to the top. -United-Kingdom come back with a strong song but it doesn’t fit the junior spirit. This being said, Malena’s song didn’t fit the junior spirit either. I think UK result this year will depends on how they manage to make the performance kid/teenage friendly (hope we won’t have a… Read more »
Would be great seeing Netherlands as winner. Great song, kid-friendly and great live performance. Besides that, NL is the only country to have participated in all 20 editions. Luna deserves it.
I also really love Spain and Kazakhstan. They have been sending a-ma-zing songs these last years, could they take the win?
UK is a great song and you see Freya is a great live performer. But it misses something for me.
Overall a really strong year!
My favourites are the ones which have actually been written with children in mind. Others have just been taken down off the dusty adult shelf and polished off. It’s not hard to tell the difference.
yeah, UK’s lyrics are a bit…hum
My favourites are the UK, Georgia and Ireland. But good luck to all participants!
What about the hosts??
Were less than a month to jesc and we still dont know who they are…..
What are the two reasons?
3. united kingdom
georgia is my winner hands down, if only they could pull this kind of entry out at the real esc. every time georgia has sent a mariam to jesc, they win, so my money is on mariam the 4th to continue the tradition