The seventh episode of Ranina was aired on Friday evening with five singers taking on the theme of ‘World Musical Tour’.
Georgia’s Junior Eurovision search continued on Friday with five acts returning to the stage to perform songs from World Musicals. As ever three judges awarded scores of up to 40 points to each singer. This is the final thematic round before the semi-finalists are selected. The results of the show were as follows:
- Sesil Turmanidze – 40, 38, 33 – 111 points
- Rati Gelovani – 40, 39, 39 – 118 points
- Nia Khinchikashvili – 40, 40, 40 – 120 points
- Gio Gagiashvili – 38, 38, 37 – 113 points
- Lela Kveniashvili – 40, 40, 39 – 119 points
Each of the thematic rounds will be held featuring two episodes on each theme, all ten competing acts will be judged by a three member jury during these shows, the jury will change for each theme. The five acts that score the highest points total during these eight shows will then progress through to a semi-final. In the semi-final three acts will be chosen to compete in the final, the winner will represent Georgia in Warsaw.
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.