Highlights JESC 2022 Junior Eurovision

France won the Junior Eurovision 2022 with the song ‘Oh Maman’, by Lissandro

France won the Junior Eurovision 2022 with the song ‘Oh Maman’, by Lissandro Lissandro, France
Image credits: EBU / Corinne Cumming

Lissandro took France to its the second victory at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) 2022. He performed the song Oh Maman! and scored 203 points.

The summary of the show

Contrary to what has been usual in the last few years, the show began with the common song, performed by the competing artists: Spin The Magic, by Maléna. At the same time, the flag parade took place. Then, the hosts were introduced: Iveta Mukuchyan, Garik Papoyan, Karina Ignatyan and Robin The Robot. After the introductions, the competing performances began.


  • Netherlands: Luna – La Festa
    • The Dutch postcard was filmed at the Armenian Alphabet monument. The running order began with the lively song La Festa, bringing a festive and energetic atmosphere. Luna was accompanied by four dancers.
  • Poland: Laura – To The Moon 
    • Alongside Laura were five dancers. The outfits are reminiscent of astronaut suits, in a danceable pop song that uses (and abuses) the visual effects in the broadcast.
  • Kazakhstan: David Charlin – Jer-Ana
    • The Republic Square at Yerevan served as the scenery for the Kazakhstan postcard. The country’s representative, David Charlin, was alone on stage. The background LED screen and the lighting made the difference in the staging. It was the first ballad of the afternoon.
  • Malta: Gaia Gambuzza – Diamonds in the Sky
    • Malta’s postcard was filmed at Republic Square Metro Station in Yerevan. Gaia Gambuzza had two dancers with her on stage. Diamonds on the Sky was the song and the staging had futuristic lines (including a robot hand shown on the LED screen at one point).
  • Italy: Chanel Dilecta – BLA BLA BLA
    • The Temple of Garni marked Italy’s postcard. Chanel Dilecta sung BLA BLA BLA with four dancers on stage. The comic-like graphics also showed some key words. The song aims for people to move from words to actions to improve the world.

After Italy’s performance there was a short break, with a visit to the green room conducted by the host Karina Ignatyan.

  • France: Lissandro – Oh Maman! 
    • The postcard was filmed at the Mother Armenia monument. Lissandro took the stage for France with four dancers. Oh Maman! is a rock song with a 1960s sound and the staging was in line with the theme, including some fireworks towards the end.
  • Albania: Kejtlin Gjata – Pakëz Diell
    • Albania presented the second ballad of the afternoon. Kejtlin Gjata sung Pakëz Diell, a delicate song, with a dark staging in which the singer was alone on stage.
  • Georgia: Mariam Bigvava – I Believe
    • Georgia’s introductory postcard was filmed at the Yerevan Obelisk. Mariam Bigvava was accompanied by four dancers, dressed in traditional Georgian clothing. An emotional and powerful performance to mark the end of the first eight of the 16 competing.
  • Ireland: Sophie Lennon – Solas
    • Irlanda bet on its recurrent «formula» at JESC, with a song with a Gaelic sound, as well as the language: Solas, by Sophie Lennon.
  • North Macedonia: Lara ft. Jovan & Irina – Životot E Pred Mene
    • Lara, Jovan and Irina had two dancers with them. The song is a mix of pop with a rap-style part. It was a fun and energetic performance, in a colorful staging as well as the contestants’ outfit.
  • Spain: Carlos Higes – Señorita
    • The Spanish postcard features de Cascade complex in Yerevan. Carlos Higes had four dancers with him. Señorita is a song with a Latin sound and the performance had the corresponding energy, with a lot of dance and moves, as well as staging.
  • United Kingdom: Freya Skye – Lose My Head
    • The United Kingdom returned to JESC after a long absence. The postcard was filmed at David of Sassoun statue. Freya Skye, with the pop song Lose My Head, was accompanied by four dancers, in a staging marked by tones of red. The singer began sitting on a throne, then moving around the stage with the dancers before ending up sitting on the throne again.
  • Portugal: Nicolas Alves – Anos 70
    • Portugal was introduced by a postcard filmed at the Yerevan’s Opera House. Nicolas Alves was alone on stage, later picking up a guitar. The rock-sounding song had a corresponding staging and the outfit.
  • Serbia: Katarina Savić – Svet Bez Granica
    • Serbia’s performance was not live: Katrina Savić couldn’t perform due to medical reasons. It was used yesterday’s jury show performance. The singer started alone on stage and later was joined by a dancer, with ballet moves dominating towards the end of the song with a classic sound.
  • Armenia: Nare – DANCE!
    • The host Armenia and Nare followed. The postcard was filmed at Geghard monastery. As the song title suggests, DANCE!, was an energetic performance, matching with a sound that combines pop and k-pop.
  • Ukraine: Zlata Dziunka – Nezlamna (Unbreakable)
    • Ukraine closed the competing performances. Zlata Dziunka sung Nezlmana (Unbreakable), an emotional song that it’s a prayer to God by the pain caused for the war in the country. The staging was enriched by the lighting and by the words shown on the LED screen.


After the competing performances, the online voting was reopened and there was a first recap of the songs. This was followed by Maléna’s performance singing her new song, Can’t Feel Anything.

This was followed by a new recap of the songs and after that Rosa Linn took the stage. Armenia’s representative at this year’s the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) sung a new version of her hit Snap. Then, the online voting was closed.

Then 11 former JESC winners took the stage performing their winning songs. Tavush Diocese Children’s Choir performed the remaining winner songs from the past.

The results were finally presented: first the jury voting, then the public voting. France was the most voted by the juries, while the United Kingdom was the most voted by the public. Overall, Lissandro and the song Oh Maman! scored 203 points and won.


(Click the song titles to watch the performances)

  • 1st France/Lissandro – Oh Maman!: 203 points


Jury results

  • 1st France/Lissandro – Oh Maman!: 132 points
  • 2nd Georgia/Mariam Bigvava – I Believe: 114 points
  • 3rd Armenia/Nare – DANCE!: 110 points
  • 4th Ireland/Sophie Lennon – Solas: 88 points
  • 5th United Kingdom/Freya Skye – Lose My Head: 66 points
  • 6th Spain/Carlos Higes – Señorita: 59 points
  • 7th Netherlands/Luna – La Festa: 58 points
  • 8th Albania/Kejtlin Gjata – Pakëz Diell: 51 points
  • 9th Portugal/Nicolas Alves – Anos 70: 51 points
  • 10th Ukraine/Zlata Dziunka – Nezlamna (Unbreakable): 47 points
  • 11th Italy:/Chanel Dilecta – BLA BLA BLA: 42 points
  • 12th Poland/Laura – To The Moon: 42 points
  • 13th Serbia/Katarina Savić – Svet Bez Granica: 41 points
  • 14th North Macedonia/Lara feat. Jovan & Irina – Životot E Pred Mene: 12 points
  • 15th Malta/Gaia Gambuzza – Diamonds In The Skies: 10 points
  • 16th Kazakhstan/David Charlin – Jer-Ana: 5 points

Public results

  • 1st Albania/Kejtlin Gjata – Pakëz Diell: 94 points
  • 2nd United Kingdom/Freya Skye – Lose My Head: 80 points
  • 3rd France/Lissandro – Oh Maman!: 71 points
  • 4th Armenia/Nare – DANCE!: 70 points
  • 5th Netherlands/Luna – La Festa: 70 points
  • 6th Portugal/Nicolas Alves – Anos 70: 70 points
  • 7th Ukraine/Zlata Dziunka – Nezlamna (Unbreakable): 64 points
  • 8th Ireland/Sophie Lennon – Solas: 62 points
  • 9th Spain/Carlos Higes – Señorita: 78 points
  • 10th Italy:/Chanel Dilecta – BLA BLA BLA: 53 points
  • 11th Serbia/Katarina Savić – Svet Bez Granica: 51 points
  • 12th Poland/Laura – To The Moon: 53 points
  • 13th Kazakhstan/David Charlin – Jer-Ana: 42 points
  • 14th Malta/Gaia Gambuzza – Diamonds In The Skies: 33 points
  • 15th Georgia/Mariam Bigvava – I Believe: 47 points
  • 16th North Macedonia/Lara feat. Jovan & Irina – Životot E Pred Mene: 42 points
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