Junior 2012 in Amsterdam on December 1

Junior 2012 in Amsterdam on December 1
HMH will be the proud venue in 2012. Photo: Highprofile.nl
Amsterdam, The Netherlands -

It was announced last fall that the Netherlands will be hosting the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. Now, we can confirm the date and location of the event!

Today, the Host Broadcaster of the 2012 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, AVRO, and the European Broadcasting Union announced the contest will take place on the 1st of December at the HMH concert venue.

The arena is known for its excellent acoustics and the so-called black box concept. Its capacity is between 3000-4000 people. Tickets will go on sale in summer.

"We are very proud to host this international event, with talent at its heart, in the Netherlands this year. A great event deserves a great location!" Peter Lubbers, Media Director at AVRO commented.

And we have the hosts!

We also have the great opportunity to introduce you the hosts of the 2012 contest in Amsterdam.

It will be Kim-Lian van der Meij (hosted also the 2007 contest) and Ewout Genemans. Ewout has also hosted the Dutch national selection shows for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

"Just like in 2007, AVRO is bringing together an amazing group of talented people to produce the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. It is a tribute to the talent of young people and a celebration that brings the next generation of Europeans together under the Eurovision flag," says Sietse Bakker, Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of the EBU.

The 2012 contest will be the 10th edition of the popular event. For the second time in its history, AVRO will be the Host Broadcaster.


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  • Posted on 29/February 2012 at 14:03
    Yeah ! :D I go report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/February 2012 at 14:12
    @Blue Knight: Read the other reactions, that you'll figure out why. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/February 2012 at 00:43
    Why The Netherlands again? Candy won so their country, Georgia, should host it instead... =/ report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/February 2012 at 23:41
    Who is the real winner Georgia or Netherland ???? I don't understand !!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/February 2012 at 22:03
    This is a really small venue isn't it? JESC is a great contest, but it's so underrated, What about last year? There wasn't even a big screen, it was really dark and with no Eurovision felling at all :S, but at least I'm happy that The Netherlands will host the show and try to keep it alive.........I hope Spain can come back this year :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/February 2012 at 20:59
    I'd like the choice. It's not far away from me! :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/February 2012 at 20:58
    @ DAVID BALFOUR & @ Music-Production:

    It's a rule in the JESC that a country who will host the comptetition, makes a bidbook. And not that the winning-country host the next-years show.

    But, in 2010 Armenia won and their broadcaster would also host it... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/February 2012 at 17:56
    THIS YEAR`S WINNER WAS GEORGE.WASN`T IT ??? WHY AMSTERDAM WILL BE HOSTING ??? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/February 2012 at 16:55
    Amsterdam is so far away from me ;x
    well, i will go anyway ;d report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/February 2012 at 15:55
    THE BEST JUNIOR EUROVISION SONG CONTEST WAS IN CYPRUS IN LIMASSOL 2008!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/February 2012 at 14:32
    Wow..Good luck The Netherlands..miss it report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/February 2012 at 14:16
    it's just a pity Germany don't take part -.- report to the moderator

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