Tbilisi 2017

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

Albania: RTSH reveals the line-up for Junior Fest 2017

Albania: RTSH reveals the line-up for Junior Fest 2017

Yesterday, RTSH unveiled all the final details in regards to Junior Fest 2017. The winner of the competition will go on to represent Albania in the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The Junior Fest final will take place on September 30th at the Palace of Congresses which also plays host to Festivali i Këngës. The sixteen acts taking part! The deadline for submissions closed on September 1st. Now, RTSH has chosen 16 entries to take part in the live final. Therefore, find out all about the sixteen finalists below! Ajla Buzi – DJ Pom (Music and lyrics: Amela Buzi, Klodian Qafoku) Alina Jani – Yjet (Music and lyrics: Anxhela Llana, Armenda Gashi, Griseld Biçaku) Amela Agastra – Dance Up (Music and lyrics: Eriona Rushiti, Enis Mullaj) Ana Kodra – Mos ma prekni pemën (Music and lyrics: Jorgo Papingji, Kristi Popa) Argisa Sako – Ola (Music and lyrics: Adrian Hila) Auron Ismaili – Shkolla e vjetër (Music and lyrics: Florent Boshnjaku, Yll Limani) Diana Tahiri – Një sekret (Music and lyrics: Artan Kastrati, Avni Qahili) Jana Shala – Si një melodi (Music and lyrics: Enis Mullaj, Eriona Rushiti) Klaudia & Eliza Thartori – Garderoba (Music and lyrics: Altin Goci) Kleanca Susaj – Melodi …
Isabella Clarke will represent Australia at Junior Eurovision 2017!

Isabella Clarke will represent Australia at Junior Eurovision 2017!

The Australian broadcaster has just announced that Isabella Clarke will represent the country in the upcoming Junior Eurovision 2017! Her song is expected to be revealed in the following weeks. About Isabella Isabella Clarke, originating from Victoria, is a 13 years-old singer whose singing career started already four years ago! The singer has performed at multiple singing competitions and managed to receive multiple accolades. At the moment, she holds a coveted principal vocalist role in the Victorian State Schools Spectacular. She is a self-confessed foodie who enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Isabella cites superstars such as Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige as her biggest influences. Her biggest dream is to become an international recording artist in the future and hopes to join her idols! When asked about the contest, Isabella said: “I’m so honoured to be given the opportunity to represent Australia at such an amazing event. I can’t wait to start rehearsals and film the music video! I’m also looking forward to visiting Georgia for the first time and meeting all the other performers. It’s a dream come true and I hope I do my family and Australia proud.” ABC and Blink TV working together ABC and its …
Mina Blažev is chosen to represent F.Y.R. Macedonia in Tbilisi!

Mina Blažev is chosen to represent F.Y.R. Macedonia in Tbilisi!

It’s a busy day in the Junior Eurovision world today! Now, Macedonia has revealed that Mina Blažev will represent her country at the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The news was revealed just a few minutes ago on junioreurovision.tv! A round of auditions was held MKRTV held a round of auditions “earlier this month” in order to find the perfect artist to send to Tbilisi. Following the auditions, the Macedonian broadcaster chose 14-year-old Mina Blažev to represent them at this year’s Junior Eurovision! Her song will be unveiled “in the coming weeks”. You can see a video of Mina performing below. Will it be lucky 13 for Macedonia? Overall, Macedonia’s best result at the contest came in 2007 and 2008 with Rosica Kulakova & Dimitar Stojmenovski and Bobi Andonov respectively finishing in 5th place. Last year, MKRTV chose Martija Stanojković to represent them in Valletta. Indeed, she immediately became a fan favourite with her tropical-pop anthem Love Will Lead Our Way and eventually finished in 12th place. Remarkably, it was Macedonia’s sixth 12th place finish in 12 Junior Eurovision appearances! Are you pleased with Macedonia’s decision to send Mina Blažev to Tbilisi? Furthermore, could she earn her country their first podium finish on their 13th appearance? Let us …
Grigol Kipshidze will represent Georgia in Junior Eurovision 2017!

Grigol Kipshidze will represent Georgia in Junior Eurovision 2017!

GPB has revealed that Grigol Kipshidze will represent Georgia in the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Indeed, it’s a special honour for Grigol as he will be the first artist to represent Georgia in a Eurovision on home soil. The decision was made by a five-person professional jury. Chosen by a five-person jury Back in July, GPB launched an open call for artists to submit their applications. Then, a chosen few were shortlisted and took part in a live audition process in front of a five-person jury. As we revealed yesterday, the jurors responsible for selecting the Georgian representative were as follows: Davit Evgenidze (Musician) Eliso Shengelia (Music Editor) Giorgi Asanishvili (Sound Director) Maia Baratashvili (Singer) Zaza Shengelia (Producer) Grigol is heading to the Olympic Palace! Therefore, we now know that Grigol was the jury favourite! As a result, he will represent Georgia in the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest which will take place in Tbilisi’s Olympic Palace on November 26th. Furthermore, GPB has revealed that the hosts of the contest will be revealed in the coming days. Are you pleased with Georgia’s selection? Moreover, perhaps they could secure a victory on home ground? Let us know in the comments …
Georgia’s 2017 Junior Eurovision representative to be revealed tomorrow

Georgia’s 2017 Junior Eurovision representative to be revealed tomorrow

Eurovision Georgia has revealed that the 2017 Georgian Junior Eurovision representative will be revealed tomorrow (September 8th). Indeed, the lucky act will be given the honour to become the first artist to represent Georgia on home soil. Nevertheless, the song will be revealed at a later date. The process began in July Back in July, GPB launched a call for interested artists to submit an application. A number of artists were then shortlisted. Furthermore, these then auditioned in front of a five-person professional jury consisting of the following: Davit Evgenidze (Musician) Eliso Shengelia (Music Editor) Giorgi Asanishvili (Sound Director) Maia Baratashvili (Singer) Zaza Shengelia (Producer) A song submission process to take place Following the revelation of the 2017 Georgian representative tomorrow, composers will be given the chance to submit a song for the chosen act. The entry will then be released in a few weeks time. The 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place in the Georgian capital city of Tbilisi on 26th November. So far, 16 countries have confirmed their participation in the contest. Nevertheless, it is possible that this number could increase in the coming weeks. Who would you like to see follow in Mariam Mamadashvili’s victorious …
Sezina wins 1st semi-final of Junior Songfestival 2017

Sezina wins 1st semi-final of Junior Songfestival 2017

The first semi-final of the Junior Songfestival selection for Junior Eurovision 2017 kicked off last Saturday. Three semi-finalists each sang a cover song, with Sezina selected as the winner by the juries. Last year The Netherlands selected their JESC entry internally. This year however they have revived the Junior Songfestival format. A 100% jury vote decides the winner. The first semi-final had the three acts performing the following songs in front of the juries and an audience.  Sezina – “Symphony” by Clean Bandit & Zara Larsson Montana – “Hold My Hand” by Jess Glyne Dreamz – “Chained To The Rhythm” by Katy Perry Sezina was chosen as the winner, with Montana and Dreamz eligible to be chosen as a wildcard entry for the grand final. Next Saturday is the second semi final, with the wild card being chosen adding a third person to the grand final. History of The Netherlands in Junior Eurovision The Netherlands have participated in every edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest since it began! They even won the contest in 2009 with Ralf Mackenbach’s ‘Click Clack‘. Last year, Kissescame 8th in Valletta, Malta, with their song ‘Kisses and Dancin‘. What do you think of Sezina and the other acts? Do you have high …
“Surprise announcements” coming soon for JESC 2017: more countries?

“Surprise announcements” coming soon for JESC 2017: more countries?

Early last month, the EBU revealed the 16 countries that will participate in the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. This earlier than usual reveal frustrated some broadcasters who were not on the list. Indeed, a number of countries stated they were still considering whether to take part in Tbilisi. However, in an article posted by junioreurovision.tv today, it seems some “surprise announcements” are on the way! A number of broadcasters announced frustration Following the reveal of the participants’ list, we reported that Bulgaria, Croatia and Israel were among a number of countries who were surprised by the announcement. In particular, Bulgaria was due to make their Junior Eurovision decision following the election of a new board at the broadcaster. Indeed, Konstantin Kamenarov was elected as the new director general on August 23rd with Eurovision believed to be top of the agenda. “So far” 16 participants are heading to Tbilisi Interestingly, today’s article also states that “so far” 16 participants have confirmed participation in the contest. Therefore, this suggests that there may be more to come. It would certainly make sense that the promised “surprise announcements” could include announcements of further participating countries! Perhaps equalling the record of 18 participants could still be …
Selection details revealed for “Junior Eurovision Éire”

Selection details revealed for “Junior Eurovision Éire”

The Irish broadcaster TG4 has announced details about this year’s selection process to find the singer, who will represent Ireland in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The first show of Junior Eurovision Éire will be broadcast on October 22nd while the winner will be announced in the show which will be aired on November 19th. Junior Eurovision Éire Just like in recent year’s, five shows will be broadcast, in order to find a winner out of 32 participants. A jury will select the best two of each heat to battle it out in a duel. The winner of each show will go on to the final. The jury will also select two wildcards to compete in the final together with the semifinal winners. DJ Eoghan McDermott will host the show again. The jury Fiachna Ó Braonáin (Hot House Flowers – Eurovision Interval Act in 1988 with Don’t Go) and Bláthnaid Treacy will make the decisions each week as part of the resident jury, together with guests judges from Irelands Eurovision past. Dustin the Turkey (2008), Jedward (2011, 2012), Brian Kennedy (2006), Niamh Kavanagh (1993, 2010 – pictured below), Linda Martin (1984, 1992) and Brendan Murray (2017) will be part of the show as guests …
Helena Meraai will represent Belarus at JESC 2017 with “Ya Samaya”

Helena Meraai will represent Belarus at JESC 2017 with “Ya Samaya”

Last night, ten acts were in, to fight for the right to represent Belarus at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017! Helena Meraai won with her song “Ya Samaya” (I am The Most), scoring the highest points from the public and the jury! She will now fly to Tbilisi to represent her country. The winner was chosen by a 50/50 mix of televoting and jury! The performance of Helena Meraai Even though she had to kick off the competition, Helena delivered a flawless performance of her entry. A song that starts as a traditional ballad and turns into a modern, faster ballad with a strong bass, when the second chorus kicks in! Helena’s movements during the song make it more dramatic and the entry even stronger. The show For the second year in a row, Teo, who represented Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014, hosted together with his wife Olga Ryzhykova. Helena will follow last years entry from Belarus “Muzyka moikh pobed” (Music is my only way) by Alexander Minyonok. He opened the show yesterday. What do you think of the Belarussian entry for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest? Do you think Helena Meraai could be in the race to win it? Check …
Ukraine picks Anastasiya Bahinska for Junior Eurovision 2017!

Ukraine picks Anastasiya Bahinska for Junior Eurovision 2017!

After a 3-hour long show, Ukraine have picked their representative for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Tbilisi, Georgia. Anastasiya Bahinska will sing Ne Zupyniay for Ukraine! Ten singers from all around Ukraine took part in the Ukrainian national final in Kyiv. The competitors had previously qualified from a semi-final earlier this month, with a variety of different musical styles. After all the acts had performed, the viewers had voted, and the juries chose their favourite, the hosts revealed the winner. Anastasiya Bahinska’s Ne zupyniay, meaning ‘Do not stop’ will represent Ukraine in this year’s Junior Eurovision. The national final Ukraine selected their winnerusing a 50/50 combination of televoting and jury voting. The jury of musical professionals included: Vadym Lysytsya, Svitlana Tarabarova, Iryna Shvaydak, EL Kravchuk, and ROZHDEN. The audience at the national final was made up of children from across Ukraine, proportional to the population of each oblast. So, the audience was a real representation of all of Ukraine! The 10 finalists were: Veronika Kovalenko – In My Dream Polianna Ryzhak – On Your Way Duet “Hlamurchyk” – De ti i ya Sofia Lozina – Ya Viryu Sofia Bondarenko – Muzika tvoze dushi Anastasiya Bahinska – Ne zupyniay …
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