Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
|National selection events|
|Best result||1st: 2008, 2011, 2016|
|Worst result||11th: 2014|
|Georgia's page at Eurovision.tv|
| For the most recent participation see|
Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018
The participation of Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest first began at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 which took place in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB), a member organisation of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), have been responsible for the selection process of their participants since their debut. The first representative to participate for the nation at the 2007 contest was Mariam Romelashvili with the song "Odelia Ranuni" (ოდელია რანუნი), which finished in fourth place out of seventeen participating entries, achieving a score of one hundred and sixteen points. Since their debut, Georgia have never missed an edition of the contest and is the only country to have won three times, in 2008, 2011 and 2016. They hosted the contest for the first time in 2017 at the Olympic Palace in Tbilisi.
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Georgia's first entry was Mariam Romelashvili with the song "Odelia Ranuni", which finished fourth of 17 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 sixth. 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 and Malta, 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 the 2013 contest, the Smile Shop carried the Georgian flag in Kiev with "Give Me Your Smile", placing 5th with 91 points.
On 24 April 2014, it was announced that Georgia will participate in the 2014 contest. Lizi Pop was chosen internally, but gave Georgia their worst results so far: an 11th place. However the official video of the song uploaded in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel is the second most viewed video, only behind Roksana Węgiel’s “Anyone I Want To Be”, counting more than 8 million views.
In 2016, Georgia once again won the contest with the song "Mzeo" performed by Mariam Mamadashvili, making Georgia the first, and so far only country, to win the contest three times. Georgia hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 on 26 November 2017. In 2018,Tamar represented country with song "Your Voice" came 8th.
- Table key
|2007||Mariam Romelashvili||"Odelia Ranuni" (ოდელია რანუნი)||Georgian||4||116|
|2009||Princesses||"Lurji prinveli" (ლურჯი ფრინველი)||Georgian, English||6||68|
|2010||Mariam Kakhelishvili||"Mari-Dari" (მარი-დარი)||Imaginary||4||109|
|2011||Candy||"Candy Music"||Georgian, English||1||108|
|2012||Funkids||"Funky Lemonade"||Georgian, English||2||103|
|2013||The Smile Shop||"Give Me Your Smile"||Georgian, English||5||91|
|2014||Lizi Pop||"Happy Day"||Georgian, English||11||54|
|2015||The Virus||"Gabede" (გაბედე)||Georgian||10||51|
|2016||Mariam Mamadashvili||"Mzeo" (მზეო)||Georgian||1||239|
|2017||Grigol Kipshidze||"Voice of the Heart"||Georgian||2||185|
|2018||Tamar Edilashvili||"Your Voice"||Georgian, English||8||144|
Broadcasts and voting
Commentators and spokespersons
The contests are broadcast online worldwide through the official Junior Eurovision Song Contest website junioreurovision.tv and YouTube. In 2015, the online broadcasts featured commentary in English by junioreurovision.tv editor Luke Fisher and 2011 Bulgarian Junior Eurovision Song Contest entrant Ivan Ivanov. The Georgian broadcaster, GPB, sent their own commentators to each contest in order to provide commentary in the Georgian language. Spokespersons were also chosen by the national broadcaster in order to announce the awarding points from Georgia. The table below list the details of each commentator and spokesperson since 2007.
|2007||Temo Kvirkvelia||Nino Epremidze|
|2010||Temo Kvirkvelia||Giorgi Toradze|
|2013||Natia Bunturi and Giorgi Grdzelishvili||Elene Megrelishvili|
|2014||Mero Chikashvili and Temo Kvirkvelia||Mariam Khunjgurua|
|2015||Tuta Chkheidze||Lizi Pop|
|2016||Demetre Ergemlidze||Elene Sturua|
|2018||Helen Kalandadze and George Abashidze||Nikoloz Vasadze|
The tables below shows Georgia's top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2018 and takes into account the new voting system which allows the adult and kids juries each to award a set of points, introduced by the European Broadcasting Union from the 2016 contest onwards.
|2017||Tbilisi||Olympic Palace||Helen Kalandadze and Lizi Japaridze|
- Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest – Senior version of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
- Georgia in the Eurovision Young Musicians – A competition organised by the EBU for musicians aged 18 years and younger.
- Georgia in the Türkvizyon Song Contest – A contest for countries and regions which are of Turkic-speaking or Turkic ethnicity.
- Georgia in the Bala Türkvizyon Song Contest – Junior version of the Turkvision Song Contest.
- "#Georgia will participate in #JESC2014!". Official JESC Twitter account retweet(@JuniorESCPress). 22 April 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- Granger, Anthony (5 February 2014). "Georgia: JESC 2014 Participation Confirmed?". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
- "Junior Eurovision 2017 to take place on 26th November!". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. 16 March 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- Fisher, Luke James (21 November 2015). "Tonight: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015!". Junior Eurovision Song Contest – Bulgaria 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
- Granger, Anthony (22 November 2018). "Georgia: Helen Kalandadze Moves From Junior Eurovision Host to Commentator". Eurovoix. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
- Jordan, Paul (13 May 2016). "Format changes for the Junior Eurovision 2016". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
- Jordan, Paul (9 August 2017). "16 Countries to dazzle on stage in Tbilisi in 2017!". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
- Jordan, Paul (3 October 2017). "Meet the hosts of Junior Eurovision 2017!". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
- Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Official EBU Page