Georgia’s broadcaster GPB, has announced that ‘Ranina’; the show used to select their Junior Eurovision Song Contest representative, is due to begin in September.
The show, which was due to begin in March; was delayed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ten Finalists vying to fly the flag for Georgia in Warsaw
As we have previously reported, ten contestants will fight for the chance to represent Georgia, at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Warsaw at November.
- Sandra Gadelia
- Rati Gelovani
- Gio Gogiashvili
- Shio Kavsadze
- Nia Khinchikashvili
- Marita Khvedelidze
- Lela Kveniashvili
- Nikoloz Maghradze
- Veronika Shamugia
- Sesili Turmanidze
Junior Eurovision 2020 – what we know so far
Junior Eurovision 2020 is to be held on November 29 in the Polish capital of Warsaw. The slogan for the show is ‘Move The World’. Following Viki Gabor’s victory on home soil in 2019, this will mark TVP’s second consecutive time hosting.
Note, unlike previous years, the show is due to be held in a TV studio, rather than an arena. The venue itself is yet to be confirmed, and will either be ATM Studio or Transcolor Studio.
To date, the following countries have confirmed participation in the contest:
Georgia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
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.
For their recent attempt in 2019, Georgia opted to select Giorgi Rostiashvili for Gliwice-Silesia, with the song ‘We Need Love’. During his participation at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Giorgi managed to place 14th with 69 points from the juries and online viewers.
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