Lizi Tavberidze will announce the results of the Georgian jury vote at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Lizi Tavberidze has been revealed as the Georgian spokesperson at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Lizi previously represented Georgia at the 2015 contest in Sofia, as part of The Virus, alongside Elen Kezhrishvili, Tako Gagnidze and Data Pavliashvili. The group performed the song “Gabede” and finished in tenth place with 51 points. The Virus will also perform during the live broadcast as part of the interval act.
Grigol Kipshidze will represent Georgia on home ground at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Tbilisi. His song “Voice of the Heart” will be sung in Georgian.
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 in 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. The sixteen countries taking part are:
Source: Natia Mshvenieradze
Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Georgia has 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.