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GPB the Georgian national broadcaster has today confirmed they will be competing in Junior Eurovision 2016 with the launch of a national selection process.

Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) has launched a national selection procedure to select the Georgian representative at 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Soloists aged 10 to 15 from across Georgia can take part in the National Contest. The singers are asked to send in their songs, a photo and CV, from August 17 until September 25. Submissions must be sent to the following address’:

Address: #68 Kostava Street
Tel: 2 409 110

The use of a national selection to pick the countries participant comes after Georgia has internally selected their participant for Junior Eurovision since 2012. The date of the national final has not yet been announced. Georgia is now the 14th country to confirm their participation in Junior Eurovision 2016.

Georgia is the joint most successful country in Junior Eurovision Song Contest history, having won twice in 2008 and 2011. At the 2015 contest in Sofia, Bulgaria the country finished in 10th place with 51 points, their second worst result in the countries history.

Watch the selection advert below:

Source: GPB


20 thoughts on “Georgia: Junior Eurovision 2016 Participation Confirmed”

      1. I have 100% hope that these countries will be in Valletta:

        * Australia
        * Montenegro
        * Serbia

        And yeah, it would be great if France returns. But if that doesn’t work, then it’s always possible for any of these countries to be #18 on the list. First for returning countries:

        * Azerbaijan (2012-13)
        * Belgium (2003-12) with RTBF as the only option
        * Denmark (2003-05) with TV2 as the only option
        * Lithuania (2007-08; 2010-11)
        * Spain (2003-06)
        * Sweden (2003-07; 2009-14)
        * United Kingdom (2003-05) with BBC, Channel 4, STV, or Sianel Pedwar Cymru as the only options

        And if those don’t work, there’s always a possibility for countries that never participated at JESC and are interested in making a debut:

        * Austria
        * Bosnia & Herzegovina
        * Estonia
        * Finland
        * Germany
        * Hungary
        * Iceland
        * Luxembourg
        * Monaco
        * Slovakia
        * Turkey

        Let’s find out!

        1. I contacted the Australian and the Estonian broadcaster, and they both said they had no plans to join this years contest. 🙁

          1. It doesn’t come as a surprise if Australia won’t compete. They had a well-produced song in Sofia but ended up 8th with low scores from especially the viewers but also from the juries. An Australian participation in Eurovision is acclaimed by us, the fans. But when it comes to voting, Australia seem to fail with especially the televoters.

          1. Oh I just gotta say that Agnete really deserved to qualify this year! It’s a shame you guys didn’t make it trough the semi finals, you deserved a good result. Greets from Sweden!

  1. Georgia I think will be the second last or even last country to confirm participation. But since Cyprus surprisingly returned anything can happen!

      1. Nah, I’d say that around 15-16 countries will be in Malta. I’m not sure about neither Montenegro nor Serbia, even less Australia. But you’re right anyway: the contest itself will be alive!

  2. Caught one! Now only one of my possible top 4 countries that are still waiting to confirm participation.

    United Kingdom
    Finland (debut)

  3. Did anybody notice in the Georgian advert video that they are looking for children aged between 10 to 15?! Seems that GBP haven’t noticed yet that the EBU has lowered the age limit to 9 to 14 years … Hope they won’t pick a 15 years old child in the end and will be disqualified for that. Would be a shame!

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