Auditions are taking place this weekend in Tbilisi, as Georgia’s search for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 begins.
Georgia is already looking forward to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019, as auditions take place this weekend for their national selection. Young singers between the ages of 8 and 14 are taking part in auditions in Tbilisi, today and yesterday for Ranina, all hoping to represent Georgia next year.
The top ten singers at the auditions will get the chance to perform with a live orchestra and famous singers. Ranina lasts around 15 weeks, with the winner being selected by GPB to represent Georgia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
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.
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.