Minsk 2018

Ranina to start on March 2

GPB is kicking off the National Final season for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018, with the start of ‘Ranina’. Ten young performers will fight for the chance to Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk later this year.

More information about Ranina

The list below shows the lucky performers who will be battling it out over the next three months:

  • Giorgi Tsisakadze (13 years old)
  • Tamar Edilashvili (12 years old)
  • Alexander Zazarashvili (11 years old)
  • Nikoloz Gogichaishvili (13 years old)
  • Davit Kimeridze (12 years old)
  • Nita Jakhua (12 years old)
  • Anastasia Togonidze (12 years old)
  • Nikoloz Vasadze (10 years old)
  • Maria-Elene Bezhashvili (12 years old)
  • Mariam Saginashvili (12 years old)

Ranina will consist of eleven shows which will last over three months.  The show will start with the heats, where they will perform with an Orchestra and well-known Georgian singers, which condenses the acts to four semi-finalists and three grand-finalists.

The results each week will be decided by a three-person jury which changes every two weeks.

Georgia at the Junior Eurovision

Georgia has a short history in the contest. Yet, they have proven themselves as one of the strongest contenders in the contest itself.

The country debuted in 2007 with Mariam Romelashvili and her track ‘Odelia’. She was able to achieve a respectable fourth place. In addition to participating in the contest, her participation was also featured in the documentary ‘Sounds Like Teen Spirit‘.

Since debuting in 2007, Georgia became one of the most successful countries in the contest by becoming the country with the most wins. In addition to this, it is also one of the countries who has never finished last in the contest. Mariam Mamadashvili secured Georgia their latest win with Mzeo. Therefore, Georgia was able to bring the contest back to Tbilisi.

In 2017, Georgia was represented by Grigol Kipshidze with the song Voice of The Heart, which finished second on the night.

Are you excited to find out who will represent Georgia at Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year?. Let us know your opinions and thoughts below or at social media @ESCXTRA

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Tim Jumawan

I started watching Eurovision ever since I moved to the UK in 2006, obsessed since 2012 and haven't looked back since.

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