Over the course of November and on the lead up to the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, we will be celebrating the countries that have participated at the Contest. Today, we celebrate Georgia.
Georgia debuted at the Contest in 2007, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Mariam Romelashvili finished in fourth place with her entry “Odelia Ranuni”, scoring 116 points. This included two sets of twelve points – from Armenia and the EBU.
The most successful entry from Georgia was in 2008, 2011 and 2016. In 2008, when the Contest took place in Limassol, Cyprus, Bzikebi finished in first place with their entry “Bzz..”, scoring 154 points. This included nine sets of twelve points – from Armenia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Lithuania, Russia, The Netherlands, Ukraine and the EBU.
In 2011, when the Contest took place in Yerevan, Armenia, Candy finished in first place with their entry “Candy Music”, scoring 108 points. This included four sets of twelve points – from Armenia, Belarus, Lithuania and the EBU.
In 2016, when the Contest took place in Valletta, Malta, Mariam Mamadashvili finished in first place with her entry “Mzeo”, scoring 239 points. This included eight sets of twelve points – from Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland, The Netherlands and Ukraine.
The most recent Georgian entry was in 2019, when the Contest took place in Gliwice, Poland. Giorgi Rostiashvili finished in fourteenth place with his entry “We Need Love”, scoring 69 points.
This year, Georgia will be represented by Sandra Gadelia with her song “You Are Not Alone”. Will Sandra take Georgia to their fourth victory?
Join us tomorrow for the final time, as we celebrate the countries that have participated at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland