GPB has opened the applications process for singers to apply to compete in Ranina 2022.
The Georgian broadcaster GPB has opened the applications process for singers to compete in the 2022 edition of Ranina. Since its start in 2018 Ranina has been used to determine the Georgian representative at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, GPB has not confirmed whether this will be the case in 2022.
Nikoloz Kajaia will perform “Let’s Count The Smiles” for Georgia at the 19th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The song is performed in both Georgian and French. The song was written and composed by Giga Kukhiandze, he is behind the Georgian entries in the contest from 2007 to 2017, and 2020 onwards.
Last year at Junior Eurovision 2020, ten-year-old Sandra Gadelia was selected to represent her country after winning Ranina, Georgia’s Junior Eurovision selection show. 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.
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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.