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Georgia: Giorgi Rostiashvili to sing “We Want to Love” at Junior Eurovision 2019

Giorgi was the first artist selected for the contest

Back in May, mere weeks after the conclusion of the 2019 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, Georgia selected their entrant for Junior Eurovision. Giorgi Rostiashvili won Ranina, and therefore the right to represent Georgia in Gliwice, Poland. Since then, details of his entry have been kept rather quiet. Now, Eurovision INFE Georgia has revealed the title of his entry.

As a number of JESC countries continue to reveal and select their songs and entrants for the contest, we have the title of Georgia’s entry. Giorgi Rostiashvili will sing “We Want to Love” (Gvinda Gvikvardes in Georgian) in Gliwice, Poland in November.

Having been developed since his Ranina win, it is expected that the song will be released in the coming weeks, perhaps as early as next week.

Who is Giorgi Rostiashvili?

13-year-old Giorgi Rostiashvili, from Tbilisi, was the first artist selected for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. A mere two weeks after Tel Aviv 2019 concluded, Ranina – Georgia’s national final for Junior Eurovision – took place. The show saw three young singers compete for the ticket to represent their country at this year’s contest in Gliwice, Poland. The result comprised of a 100% jury vote, who could score participants a maximum of 10 points. In a field of three, Giorgi came out top, winning the golden ticket to JESC.

Junior Eurovision 2019

This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the Gliwice Arena, Poland, on the 24th November 2019. Excitingly, it marks the first time Poland will host a music-based Eurovision event! Last year, Roksana Węgiel brought Poland its first Eurovision-adjacent win with “Anyone I Want To Be”. Roksana has since been announced to be hosting the contest, along with Ida Nowakowska and Aleksander Sikora.

The following nineteen countries have confirmed their participation:

Georgia at the Eurovision Song Contest

Georgia debuted at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 which took place in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Their debut entry, “Odelia Ranuni” by Mariam Romelashvili finished in 4th, with 116 points. They have since competed every year and are arguably the most successful country in the contest. Georgia have won the contest three times (in 2008, 2011 and 2016). 

Following their most recent victory in 2016, they hosted the 2017 contest. This marked the first time a Eurovision-adjacent contest has been hosted on Georgian soil. Last year, they were represented by Tamar Edilashvili with “Your Voice”, finishing in 8th place. Will Georgi bring Georgia another top 10 JESC finish? We will find out on November 24th. 

Are you looking forward to Junior Eurovision this year? Are you excited to hear “We Want to Love”? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates!

Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.

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