The ten young singers who will be competing in the 4th series of Ranina have been revealed by GPB.
GPB has revealed the ten singers that are competing to represent Georgia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021. The youngest participants in this year’s contest are 9 years old, while the oldest is 13 years old. The full list of participants are:
- Nini Orkoshneli, 10 years old
- Gega Shonia, 11 years old
- Andria Beridze, 13 years old
- Barbara Makatadze, 9 years old
- Nikoloz Kajaia, 10 years old
- David Luarsabishvili, 12 years old
- Guga Nadiradze, 9 years old
- Keso Russia, 12 years old
- Ioana Navadze, 9 years old
- Mariam Boukhnikashvili, 12 years old
Ranina kicks off on September 11 with the first of ten weeks of competition to determine the Georgian representative for Junior Eurovision 2021. The show will culminate in a final on November 6 when three singers will compete to be the Georgian entrant for Paris.
Last year at Junior Eurovision 2020 ten-year-old Sandra Gadelia was selected to represent her country after winning Ranina. She sang the song “You Are Not Alone”, a song written and composed by Giga Kukhianidze and Temo Sajaia. She came 6th out of 12 acts in Poland.
Image Source: GPB | Source: Eurovision-Fr.net
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.