After 19 fantastic performances from our young artists in France, 14 year old Maléna of Armenia was crowned winner of Junior Eurovision 2021 in a live broadcast from La Seine Musicale in Paris.
Maléna’s song Qami Qami impressed both viewers and juries, earning a grand total of 224 points, which was enough to finish in first place, with runners-up Poland and hosts France scoring 218 and 187 points respectively.
This is Armenia’s second win, after Vladimir Arzumanyan won in 2010 with Mama.
A total of 4.3 million valid votes were cast.
Junior Eurovision 2021 Results
🇦🇲 Armenia: Maléna – Qami Qami [224 points]
🇵🇱 Poland: Sara James – Somebody [218 points]
🇫🇷 France: Enzo – Tic Tac [187 points]
🇬🇪 Georgia: Niko Kajaia – Let’s Count The Smiles [163 points]
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan: Sona Azizova – One Of Those Days [151 points]
🇺🇦 Ukraine: Olena Usenko – Vazhil [125 points]
🇷🇺 Russia: Tanya Mezhentseva – Mon Ami [124 points]
🇰🇿 Kazakhstan: Alinur Khazim & Beknur Zhanibekuly – Ертегі әлемі (Fairy World) [121 points]
🇲🇰 North Macedonia: Datje Muzika – Green Forces [114 points]
🇮🇹 Italy: Elisabetta Lizza – Specchio (Mirror On The Wall) [107 points]
🇵🇹 Portugal: Simão Oliveira – O Rapaz [101 points]
🇲🇹 Malta: Ike & Kaya – My Home [97 points]
🇷🇸 Serbia: Jovana & Dunja – Oči Deteta (Children’s Eyes) [86 points]
🇦🇱 Albania: Anna Gjebrea – Stand By You [84 points]
🇪🇸 Spain: Levi Díaz – Reír [77 points]
🇧🇬 Bulgaria: Denislava & Martin – Voice Of Love [77 points]
🇩🇪 Germany: Pauline – Imagine Us [61 points]
🇮🇪 Ireland: Maiú Levi Lawlor – Saor (Disappear) [44 points]
🇳🇱 Netherlands: Ayana – Mata Sugu Aō Ne [43 points]
In 2020, Maléna had been internally selected to perform Why at the Contest before Armenia withdrew. She will now fulfil her destiny with a brand new song.
The young musician from Yerevan is a talented cellist, and has dreamed about representing Armenia for many years; she participated in her nation’s selection competition back in 2018.
Maléna spends a lot of time in the studio, experimenting with different music genres and joining in with songwriting workshops… and we’ll soon see the results of her creativity!