The broadcast of the Georgian Junior Eurovision selection has been delayed until Thursday due to the collapse of an apartment building in Batumi.
As a sign of respect, GPB has delayed the broadcast of the fifth episode of the Georgian selection until October 14. The broadcast has been deferred due to the collapse of an apartment building in the coastal city of Batumi, which has left 9 people dead and a number of others injured.
Ranina has made it through four episodes so far with six remaining until the Georgian representative for Paris is known. 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 Eurovoix team would like to express our condolences to the victim’s family and friends at this difficult time.
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.