The running order for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 has been revealed.
Tonight the Opening Ceremony for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 took place in the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi. The sixteen participating artists and their delegations took part in the Ceremony, which saw each participant walk across the red carpet to pose for photos and take part in interviews.
At the end of the red carpet, the running order draw took place. It was then revealed that the host country Georgia had drawn the number 9, meaning that they will be performing 9th in the contest. Cyprus had drawn to start the show, and Italy will be closing it.
The show producers have now worked out the rest of the order. The EBU has officially signed off the running order, and it has now been revealed. The running order for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is as follows:
- The Netherlands
- FYR Macedonia
Last year’s winner Mariam Mamadashvili took part as host of the red carpet tonight, and also performed her winning song “Mzeo”. Former Georgian winners Bzikebi and Candy Music also walked the red carpet tonight. Bzikebi won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2008, and Candy Music won in 2011. This year’s hosts Lizi Japaridze and Helen Kalandadze also made an appearance, with Lizi taking to the stage to sing her Junior Eurovision 2014 song, “Happy Day”.
Sixteen countries will take part in the 15th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year, including returning country Portugal, who haven’t participated since 2007. The contest will take place at the Olympic Palace in Tbilisi, Georgia on Sunday 26th November 2017 at 16:00 – 18:00 CET. This is the first time Georgia has hosted any Eurovision event.