Georgia have started their search to find their Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 entrant.
Georgian broadcaster GPB have launched their search for their entrant for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, held in the Georgian capital Tbilisi. The broadcaster is accepting submissions from children aged between 9 and 14 years old from now until September 1st. Entrants can be soloists or groups, and can submit their applications to email@example.com. The applications must include a photo, biography, contact number and a recording of the song. A professional jury will then decide on the winner, who will represent host country Georgia at the contest on November 26th.
Georgia have won the contest on three occasions, making them the country with the most victories throughout the history of the contest. Georgia debuted in JESC in 2007 with Mariam Romelashvili and her song “Odelia Ranuni”, where she placed 4th with 116 points. Their first win was just a year later in 2008, with the trio Bzikebi and their song “Bzz”. Their second win was in 2011 with the group Candy and their song “Candy Music”. Most recently in 2016 eleven year old Mariam Mamadashvili performed her song Mzeo in JESC 2016 host city Malta, and took the victory with 239 points. This will be the first time that Georgia will host any Eurovision event.
To date the following countries have confirmed their participation in Junior Eurovision 2017:
The 15th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest later this year in Tbilisi, Georgia. The contest is to be held at the Tbilisi Sports Palace on November 26. It is the first time that the three-time winners of the contest have hosted Junior Eurovision.
Changes have been made to the rules of this years contest. The amount of a song that can be performed in English has been increased to 40% of the lyrics. While the number of voices on the backing track has been increased from five to six singers.