Our “Who Is” series is back for the Junior Eurovision 2018 season! Kicking off the series is Tamar Edilashvili from Georgia.
Tamar Edilashvili was chosen to represent Georgia at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk, Belarus after she won Ranina, the Georgian national final show. Let’s get to know a bit more about her.
Thirteen-year-old Tamar Edilashvili was born in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi in 2005. The young singer currently studies at the NK School-Lyceum and the E. Mikeladze Central Music School. Tamar is no stranger to music competitions, having participated in the X Factor Georgia in 2017 and reaching the semi-final.
In October of last year, the three-month-long competition Ranina had begun, which saw Tamar and nine other entrants participate in multiple rounds of the show. During one of the shows, Tamar performed with Ethno-Jazz Band Iriao, the group that represented Georgia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
It was revealed in May of this year that Tamar would represent her country in Minsk, after Ranina drew to a close. A few months later, her song, “Your Voice”, was revealed.
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.