Georgia has confirmed their participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
GPB will use Ranina for the second time to select the next Georgian Junior Eurovision participant. Auditions for Ranina 2019 will be held at GPB Studios, 68 Merab Kostava Street at 12:00 on December 8 and 9. Applicants must be between 8 to 14 years old. The top ten finalists will get the chance to perform with a live orchestra and famous singers.
Tamar Edilashvili represented Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with “Your Voice”. She finished in eighth place with 144 points; 39 points from the jury and 105 points from the online vote.
Who is Tamar Edilashvili?
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.
Tamar will be performing “Your Voice”. The composer of the song is Sopho Toroshelidze, and the lyrics were written by Aleksandre Lortkipanidze.
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.