Georgia has confirmed its participation in Junior Eurovision 2020, with auditions for the national selection beginning days after Junior Eurovision 2019.
Junior Eurovision’s most successful nation, Georgia, has confirmed its participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. GPB confirmed today that Ranina will be used for a third year running as the nations selection process for the competition.
Singers aged between 8 and 14 years old are being invited to apply to take part in the Georgian selection. Auditions will be held on November 30 and December 1 at the GPB studios in Tbilisi.
Georgia is being represented by Giorgi Rostiashvili at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “We Need Love£.
Who is Giorgi Rostiashvili?
Giorgi Rostiashvili is thirteen years old and comes from the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. He was selected to represent Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 after winning Ranina in May. Ranina has been used to select the Georgian representative at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest since 2018. The format sees young singers perform a variety of styles with Georgian singers and musical icons.
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.