Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Georgia
Georgia (country)
Member station GPB
National selection events Internal selection
Appearances
Appearances 7
First appearance 2007
Best result 1st: 2008, 2011
Worst result 6th: 2009
External links
Georgia's page at Eurovision.tv

Georgia has competed seven times at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest (including 2013), debuting at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Rotterdam.

Georgia's first entry was Mariam Romelashvili with the song Odelia Ranuni, which finished fourth of 18 entries at the contest in Rotterdam in 2007. Georgia was represented in 2008 by Bzikebi with the song Bzz.., performed in an imaginary language. The song went on to win the contest, receiving 154 points and a total of eight 12-point votes out of 14 countries, the second-highest proportion of 12 points received by a winner in either Eurovision Contests, just beaten by Anastasiya Petryk in 2012.

In 2009 Georgia sent the group Princesses with the song Lurji prinveli. It placed 6th being the worst Georgian result so far. In 2010 the broadcaster selected Mariam Kakhelishvili to represent Georgia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Minsk with the song Mari-Dari. Being one of the favourites she finished at 4th place with 109 points. In 2011 Georgia won the contest again with the band Candy who performed the song Candy Music.The song won the competition with 108 points making Georgia along with Belarus the only countries to win the contest twice. In 2012 in Amsterdam, the Funkids took part with their song Funky Lemonade and came second after Ukraine.

For 2013 the Smile Shop carried the Georgian flag in Kiev with Give Me Your Smile, placing 5th with 91 points.

Georgia has never hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, although it has won the competition in 2008 and 2011, tied with Belarus for the most wins.

On 24 April 2014, it was announced that Georgia will participate in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014.[1][2]

Contestants[edit]

Table key
  Winner
  Second place
  Third place
  Last place
Year Artist Title Place Points
2007 Mariam Romelashvili "Odelia Ranuni" (ოდელია რანუნი) 4 116
2008 Bzikebi "Bzz.." 1 154
2009 Princesses "Lurji prinveli" (ლურჯი ფრინველი) 6 68
2010 Mariam Kakhelishvili "Mari-Dari" (მარი-დარი) 4 109
2011 Candy "Candy Music" 1 108
2012 Funkids "Funky Lemonade" 2 103
2013 Smile Shop "Give Me Your Smile" 5 91
2014

Voting history[edit]

As of 2013, Georgia's voting history is as follows:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "#Georgia will participate in #JESC2014!". Official JESC Twitter account retweet(@JuniorESCPress). 2014-04-22. 
  2. ^ Granger, Anthony (5 February 2014). "Georgia: JESC 2014 Participation Confirmed?". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 5 February 2014.