Georgian broadcaster GPB has recently confirmed its participation in Junior Eurovision 2020 and auditions for their national selection will begin just days after Junior Eurovision 2019 has concluded.
All Georgian singers between 8 and 14 years are invited to audition for their place in the Georgian selection. Auditions will take place on November 30 and December 1 in Tbilisi.
Junior Eurovision 2019
This year, Georgia will be represented by 13-year-old Giorgi Rostiashvili from Tbilisi with the song “We Want To Love”. 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.
Georgia’s Junior Eurovision journey so far
Since debuting in 2007, Georgia hasn’t missed out on a single contest and has enjoyed great results. In fact, the country holds the record for most victories, being the only country that won three times. Georgia first won in 2008 with Bzikekb and their song “Bzz..“, then again in 2011 with Candy’s “Candy Music” and finally in 2016 with Mariam Mamadashvili and her song “Mzeo“. Besides, they also came second twice in 2012 with Funkids and 2017 with Grigol Kipshidze. They also only missed out on being in the top 10 once in 2014 with 2017’s host Lizi Pop. Georgia also hosted the Junior Eurovision in 2017 in its capital Tbilisi, the first time the country hosted a Eurovision-related event. Their entrant, Grigol Kipshidze, narrowly missed out on giving Georgia its fourth victory, finishing second just 4 points shy of the trophy. Most recently, in Belarus, Tamar Edilashvili represented the country with her song “Your Voice”. This went on to finish 8th with 144 points.