Tbilisi 2017

For all the news about the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest taking place in the Georgian capital city of Tbilisi.

Kazakhstan will broadcast JESC 2017 with hopes of debuting in 2018

Kazakhstan will broadcast JESC 2017 with hopes of debuting in 2018

Over the past few hours, Kazakhstan has been the country on everyone’s minds. Today, Kazakh broadcaster Channel 31 officially announced its brand new status as an EBU associate member. Furthermore, the channel will broadcast the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest according to escportugal.pt. “Proud to become part of Eurovision” The news was announced via a news bulletin on the channel which you can watch below. As translated by ESCKAZ.com, Channel 31 producer Nurzhan Mukhamedzhanova stated: “We’re proud to become part of Eurovision. Our kids will get a chance to meet Junior Eurovision participants from other countries, chat with them and exchange opinions.” Kazakhstan are all aboard for Tbilisi The Kazakh broadcaster will send a delegation to Tbilisi next week for the 2017 contest. Furthermore, a group of young Kazakh performers including Danelia Tulesheva and Muhammedali Zhugunusov are scheduled to perform at Tbilisi’s Euroclub next week as part of a special hour dedicated to Kazakhstan. As stated by ESCKAZ.com, the Junior Eurovision final itself will be broadcast on Channel 31 on a slight delay. The show will begin at 10pm local time on November 26th. Aim is to take part in Minsk However, will this allow Kazakhstan to participate in next year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in …
Budget for Junior Eurovision 2017 revealed

Budget for Junior Eurovision 2017 revealed

Yesterday, GPB held a press conference for the Junior Eurovision to the local press. Among the discussed subjects was the budget spent for the contest. The press conference attendants included Junior Eurovision executive producer, director and presenters. How much did Junior Eurovision 2017 cost? During the press conference, the broadcaster revealed that it has allocated more than €2.2 million (7 million lari) for the contest. Tbilisi has been busy the last few weeks with decorations already appearing throughout the city! The decorations include balloon-shaped promotional stands and loads of colorful flags. Further details revealed! Apart from the budget, the press conference also discussed other topics. Specifically, the Opening Ceremony will take place on 20 November with a red carpet walk from the participants. During the ceremony, a draw will also take place to determine the half in which the countries will perform, as well as the first and last positions. The ceremony will be broadcast live on YouTube. Furthermore, the rehearsals for the contest will commence on 21 November. Aside from rehearsals, GPB has planned several other events including press conferences, interviews and a lot more surprises! The press conference also revealed that the design of the winner’s trophy will remain …
Muireann McDonnell will represent Ireland at Junior Eurovision 2017

Muireann McDonnell will represent Ireland at Junior Eurovision 2017

Muireann McDonnell will represent Ireland at this year’s Junior Eurovision with her song “Súile Glasa” (Green Eyes). Thanks to the Junior Eurovision songs being released on Spotify, we know who is representing Ireland before the pre-recorded national finals have been broadcast. Semi-final four is soon to be broadcast, with the final set for 19th November – a week before Junior Eurovision itself. The JESC 17 lineup is complete Muireann will join the other 15 acts in Tblisi, Georgia for the Junior Eurovision final on 26th November. Albania: Ana Kodra “Don’t Touch My Tree (Mos Ma Prekni Pemën)” Armenia: Misha “Boomerang” Australia: Isabella Clarke “Speak Up” Belarus: Helena Meraai “I Am The One” Cyprus: Nicole Nicolaou “I Wanna Be A Star” Georgia: Grigol Kipshidze “Voice Of The Heart” Ireland: Muireann McDonnell “Súile Glasa” Italy: Maria Iside Fiore “Scelgo (My Choice)” Macedonia: Mina Blažev “Dancing Through Life” Malta: Gianluca Cilia “Dawra Tond” Netherlands: Fource “Love Me” Poland: Alicja Rega “Mój Dom” Portugal: Mariana Venâncio “Youtuber” Russia: Polina Bogusevich “Wings” Serbia: Irina Brodić & Jana Paunović “Ceo svet je naš” (Цео свет је наш) Ukraine: Anastasiya Baginska “Don’t Stop” Could Muireann give Ireland their first Junior Eurovision victory? Le us know in the comments below or on social media @escXtra
How will Junior Eurovision’s online voting work? The EBU reveals all the details!

How will Junior Eurovision’s online voting work? The EBU reveals all the details!

For the first time in Junior Eurovision Song Contest history, fans online from all around the world will have a 50% stake in determining the winner! Last year, juries alone decided that Mariam Mamadashvili would take home the 2016 winner’s trophy for Georgia. However, following mixed fan reaction, the EBU have brought back a form of public voting. Two rounds of voting So how will it work? From November 24th, the final day of individual country rehearsals, previews of all sixteen performances will be uploaded to junioreurovision.tv. After watching the previews, you can vote for three, four or five of your favourite performances. In another Eurovision first, viewers in participating countries can vote for their own country. Will this give an advantage to those countries with larger populations? Time will tell! This first round of voting will then close shortly before the live show on the afternoon of November 26th. Once all 16 songs have been performed during the live show, voting will reopen again for a further fifteen minutes. All of the online votes will then be converted into points on the scoreboard. The online vote will decide 50% of the final vote while juries will determine the other 50%. …
Junior Eurovision Eire 2017: Úna Ní Mhistéil wins Semi-final 3

Junior Eurovision Eire 2017: Úna Ní Mhistéil wins Semi-final 3

Úna Ní Mhistéil has won the third semi-final of Ireland’s selection for Junior Eurovision 2017. This is the third of four semi finals in total to be shown before Ireland’s representative is revealed in the final. TG4 broadcast the third of four pre-recorded Junior Eurovision Eire semi-finals on Saturday. Eight young singers performed two minutes of their songs in front a jury panel. The panel is made up of Fiachna Ó Braonáin, Bláthnaid Treacy and Brian Kennedy (Ireland 2006). The jury chose Una with her song “Álainn” (Lovely) as the winner. The full list of singers were as follows: Úna Ní Mhistéil – “Álainn” (Beautiful) Cúigear Ceolmhar – “I Mo Chroí” (In My Heart) Holly Owens – “Saoirse” (Freedom) Annie Bolger – “Éire Álainn” (Beautiful Ireland) Nutsa Bidzishvili – “An Bháisteach” (The Rain) Logan McConnon – “Slán Leat” (Goodbye) Cathleen Garland – “A Ghrá Mo Chroí” (Love of My Heart) Ciara Doherty – “Tá Mé Anseo” (I Am Here) Úna will join Muireann McDonnell and Gwenaelle Noval from the first two semi finals, along with the winner of the remaining fourth semi-final. TG4 will broadcast the final on 19th November – a week before the Junior Eurovision Contest in Tbilisi, Georgia. Ireland at Junior …
Are you ready for it? Junior Eurovision 2017 tickets go on sale on Sunday!

Are you ready for it? Junior Eurovision 2017 tickets go on sale on Sunday!

Earlier today, the EBU revealed that the first wave of ticket sales for the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will go on sale on Sunday, October 29th. Sales will begin at 7am CET with tickets on sale for the shows at the Tbilisi Olympic Palace from €1. Are you ready for it? (Yes, we’re paying homage to Taylor Swift’s blockbuster video released today!) Set your alarms! According to the official EBU press release, the first wave of ticket sales will be for standing tickets for both the evening dress rehearsal on November 25th and the Grand Final itself on the evening of November 26th. As of 7am on Sunday morning, ticket sales will go live on www.tkt.ge. Tickets will be available at various pricing levels, with the cheapest being available at €1. In total, there will be 1,200 tickets available across the two shows. “The competition keeps proving to be a great platform” The EBU’s Head of Live Events made the following statement in the official press release: “We are excited for people from all over the world to enjoy this year’s show, that is shaping up brilliantly. 16 remarkable acts, a spectacular stage, wonderful hosts and a brand-new voting system …
Armenia’s Misha reveals his entry for Tbilisi: “Boomerang”!

Armenia’s Misha reveals his entry for Tbilisi: “Boomerang”!

A couple of days ago, the moment many Junior Eurovision fans have been waiting for finally arrived. Yes, the Armenian entry for Tbilisi has been revealed! As was previously announced, Misha is representing his nation with the song Boomerang. Now, you can watch the official music video for the entry below! “The music is powerful” Back in mid-July, AMPTV revealed that they had internally selected nine-year-old Misha to sing for the country in neighbouring Georgia. Boomerang was composed by Vahram Petrosyan whilst the lyrics were written by the trio of Arthur Aghekyan, Avet Barseghyan and David Tserunyan. In a statement to junioreurovision.tv, Misha explained his feelings about his entry Boomerang! “I love my song! The music is powerful, while the lyrics carry a strong message: everything we do in life will always come back to us, just like a boomerang! I encourage everyone to believe in their dreams, share their love with the world and most importantly be kind to one another.” A Junior Eurovision superpower Armenia is one of Junior Eurovision’s most successful nations, with one victory and four runner-up placings to their name. Indeed, last year, Anahit & Mary were the latest Armenian act to place second for …
Grigol Kipshidze to sing “Voice of the Heart” for the host country!

Grigol Kipshidze to sing “Voice of the Heart” for the host country!

After revealing their entrant about a month ago, the host country of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 has just unveiled their song!  It’s the … voice of the heart! Grigol Kipshidze was selected last month by five-person professional jury. The young singer will be the first to represent Georgia on home soil! However, this won’t be his first time performing on a stage; he has already competed in several music competitions, including The X Factor Georgia this year. The song that Grigol will be performing was selected internally by the Georgian broadcaster. It is called “Voice of the Heart” and is performed in both Georgian and English. Listen to the song below! Can Georgia make it to four victories? Undoubtly, Georgia is one of the most successful countries in the Junior Eurovision having a total of three victories and another four top 5 results; furthermore, 2014 was their only entry to fail to enter the top 10. Despite winning three times, this will be their first time hosting the competition! What do you think of Grigol’s “Voice of Heart”? Do you like the song and the music video? Do you think Grigol will bring Georgia its ultimate fourth victory?
Ana Kodra will represent Albania with “Mos ma prekni pemën”!

Ana Kodra will represent Albania with “Mos ma prekni pemën”!

On Saturday night, RTSH held Junior Fest 2017 to choose Albania’s entry for the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Following 16 fantastic performances, it was Ana Kodra who won the jury’s hearts and the Albanian ticket to Tbilisi! Ana will represent Albania with her song Mos ma prekni pemën which translates as Don’t Touch the Tree. Ana finally wins the ticket she dreamed of! Back in June, Ana also won Festivali i Këngës për Fëmijë with the same song. Indeed, that competition had been used in the past two select previous Albanian Junior Eurovision entries, including Dambaje and Besoj. At the time, Ana signalled her interest to go to Junior Eurovision. Nevertheless, RTSH chose to relaunch Junior Fest 2017 to select the Albanian entry. Originally due to be held at the end of September, the competition was postponed until October 14th. You can read more about the sixteen entries here. Ana was once again victorious with the same track and will head to Tbilisi after all! Congratulations Ana, you can watch her performance below. What do you think of this year’s Albanian entry? Do you think she could match Mishela Rapo’s top 5 finish from 2015? Let us know in the comments below!
Misha to sing “Boomerang” for Armenia at JESC 2017

Misha to sing “Boomerang” for Armenia at JESC 2017

Armenia’s National Broadcaster – AMPTV to release Misha’s Junior Eurovision entry “Boomerang” in the upcoming weeks. Michael Grigoryan aka Misha is already a well-known star in Armenia despite being only 9 years old. He was internally selected to represent Armenia in early July and ever since we’ve been anxiously waiting for news about his entry. In addition to his incredible talent, Misha makes the stage his playground. Furthermore, his confidence even made him a runner-up at New Wave Junior. Misha’s Junior Eurovision entry – Boomerang Armenia’s will reveal their bid for the win in the upcoming weeks. The young talent will join 15 other acts competing for the JESC trophy in neighboring Georgia. You can also get the sense of Misha’s music style in a video released by the Junior Eurovision YouTube channel here: Armenia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Ten entries in and Armenia already has 7 top three finishes in the contest. Their biggest success is Vladimir Arzumanyan’s 2010 entry “Mamo” which won the contest. In addition to that, Armenia can also show off four 2nd places and two 3rd places in the contest. These stats put the beautiful Caucasus country among the most successful participating countries at JESC. In …
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