Eurovision 2018

#JESC: Looking Back – 2007 to 2010

Junior Eurovision

Today we carry on with our brief look back at the Contest we are all celebrating this week – the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. This year, Tbilisi is hosting the 15th edition  of the Contest after winning the competition a record third time.

Rotterdam 2007

Rotterdam set the scene for the fifth edition of the Contest back in 2007. The Contest took place in the Ahoy on Saturday 8th December – hosted by Sipke Jan Bousema and Kim-Lian van Der Meij. Seventeen countries took to the stage in the Ahoy – Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia and Lithuania debuted this year, while Croatia and Spain withdrew.

Belarus took the victory with the song “S druz’yami” and was performed by Alexey Zhigalkovich. He scored 137 points – only 1 ahead of Armenia who scored 136.

Source: YouTube/EBU

Georgia’s entry was performed by Mariam Romelashvili with her entry “Odelia Ranuni” and scored 116 points and finished 4th place.

Source: YouTube/JuniorEurovisionTV

Limassol 2008

Limassol set the scene for the sixth edition of the Contest back in 2008. The Contest took place in the Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Centre on Saturday 22nd November – hosted by Alex Michael and Sophia Paraskeva. Fifteen countries took to the stage in the Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Centre – Portugal and Sweden withdrew.

Georgia took the victory with the song “Bzz..” and was performed by Bzikebi. They scored 154 points – only 19 ahead of Ukraine who scored 135.

Source: YouTube/EBU

Kyiv 2009

Kyiv set the scene for the seventh edition of the Contest back in 2009. The Contest took place in the Palace of Sports on Saturday 21st November – hosted by Ana Lorak, Timur Miroshnychenko and Dmytro Borodin. Thirteen countries took to the stage in the Palace of Sports – Sweden returned this year, while Bulgaria, Greece and Lithuania withdrew.

Netherlands took the victory with the song “Click Clack” and was performed by Ralf Mackenbach. He scored 121 points – only 5 ahead of Armenia who scored 116.

Source: YouTube/EBU

Georgia’s entry was performed by Princesses with their entry “Lurji prinveli” and scored 68 points and finished 6th place.

Source: YouTube/Iridessa22

Minsk 2010

Minsk set the scene for the eighth edition of the Contest back in 2010. The Contest took place in the Minsk Arena on Saturday 20th November – hosted by Denis Kourian and Leila Ismailava. Fourteen countries took to the stage in the Minsk Arena – Moldova debuted this year, Latvia and Lithuania returned, while Cyprus and Romania withdrew.

Armenia took the victory with the song “Mama” and was performed by Vladimir Arzumanyan. He scored 120 points – only 1 ahead of Russia who scored 119.

Source: YouTube/EBU

Georgia’s entry was performed by Mariam Kakhelishvili with her entry “Mari Dari” and scored 109 points and finished 4th place.

Source: YouTube/Dmytro Novashok

Author: Richard Taylor – LIVE in Tbilisi

Source: Eurovision Ireland

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