Back in May, Tamar Edilashvili earned the right to be Georgia’s 12th representative at Junior Eurovision. Yesterday, Georgian broadcaster revealed that she will sing the song “Your Voice” in Minsk.
Song picked by expert jury
The song “Your Voice” is a composition of Sopho Toroshelidze with lyrics by Aleksandre Lortkipanidze. A 6-member jury featuring Eurovision alumns picked it among 22 possible entries. In fact, the members of the jury were:
- Davit Evgenidze (composer)
- Sopho Khalvashi (singer, represented Georgia at Eurovision 2007)
- Nodiko Tatishvili (singer, represented Georgia at Eurovision 2013 together with Sopho Gelovani)
- Zaza Orashvili (director)
- Manana Morchiladze (vocal teacher)
- Lana Kutateladze (head of the development of the project of the First Channel)
Currently, it in unclear when we will get to her the song. Furthermore, no further information on the genre of the song is currently available.
Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Georgia debuted at Junior Eurovision in 2007, represented by Mariam Romelashvili who came 4th with her entry “Odelia Ranuni“. The country has enjoyed a series of good results at Junior Eurovision, winning three times, in 2008 with Bzikebi, in 2011 with Candy and 2016 with Mariam Mamadashvili. Actually, with 3 victories they hold the record for most wins at the contest. They also came second twice, in 2012 and 2017. Last year, Georgia’s capital Tbilisi was the host of Junior Eurovision, the first time the country hosted a Eurovision-related event. Their representative, Grigol Kipshidze ended up in second place only 4 points shy of victory. If you are interested in reading more about Georgia’s Junior Eurovision history check out our feature here.
What kind of song are you hoping Tamar will sing in Minsk? What is your favourite Georgian entry so far?
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