Gega Shonia and Nikoloz Kajaia won the third episode of Ranina last night scoring maximum points from the jury.
For the second show in a row, Gega Shonia and Nikoloz Kajaia impressed the juries scoring the maximum number of points available. For the first time, this series the remaining acts failed to score the maximum points from each juror with Andria Beridze now sitting in the last place.
A jury formed of three people votes after each performance awarding up to 40 points each. They score each act based on four categories: vocal, performance, artistry, collaboration, up to 10 points can be awarded for each category.
The results from episode three were as follows:
- Nini Orkoshneli – 38+38+38 – 114 points
- Gega Shonia – 40+40+40 – 120 points
- Andria Beridze – 39+38+36 – 113 points
- Barbara Makatadze – 40+39+39 – 118 points
- Nikoloz Kajaia – 40+40+40 – 120 points
You can watch the full show on YouTube:
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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.