Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016

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Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016
Country Georgia
National selection
Selection processInternal selection
Selection date(s)
  • Artist: 30 September 2016
  • Song: 24 October 2016
Selected entrantMariam Mamadashvili
Selected song"Mzeo"
Finals performance
Final result1st, 239 points
Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
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Georgia participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 which took place on 20 November 2016, in Valletta, Malta. Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) was responsible for organising their entry for the contest. Mariam Mamadashvili was internally selected to represent Georgia with the song "Mzeo". Georgia won the contest with 239 points.

Background[edit]

Prior to the 2016 Contest, Georgia had participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest nine times since its debut in 2007.[1] They have never missed an edition of the contest, and have won twice at the 2008, and 2011 contests.[2]

Before Junior Eurovision[edit]

The Georgian broadcaster announced on 17 August 2016, that they would be participating at the contest to be held in Valletta, Malta. Their entrant and song had to be chosen in a national selection show. However, the national selection was cancelled and the artist was selected through an internal selection.[3] On 30 September 2016, Mariam Mamadashvili was selected to represent Georgia. Her song for the contest, "Mzeo", was presented on 24 October 2016.

Artist and song information[edit]

Mariam Mamadashvili[edit]

Mariam Mamadashvili (born 16 November 2005)[4] is a Georgian child singer who represented Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with her song "Mzeo", which won the contest with a total of 239 points, thus setting a new record for highest winning score at the contest after the 2015 winner Destiny Chukunyere with "Not My Soul".[5]

Mzeo[edit]

At Junior Eurovision[edit]

During the opening ceremony and the running order draw which took place on 14 November 2016, Georgia was drawn to perform last on 20 November 2016, following Cyprus.[6]

Final[edit]

Mariam Mamadashvili after being announced as the winner of the contest.

Mariam Mamadashvili performed in a white dress with the microphone in her right hand against a backdrop of a yellow flower which morphs into the sun.

Voting[edit]

During the press conference for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016, held in Stockholm, the Reference Group announced several changes to the voting format for the 2016 contest. Previously, points had been awarded based on a combination of 50% National juries and 50% televoting, with one more set of points also given out by a 'Kids' Jury'. However, this year, points will be awarded based on a 50/50 combination of each country’s Adult and Kids' Jury, to be announced by a spokesperson. For the first time since the inauguration of the contest the voting procedure will not include a public televote.[7] Following these results, three expert jurors will also announce their points from 1-8, 10, and 12. These professional jurors are: Christer Björkman, Mads Grimstad, and Jedward.[8]

Points awarded to Georgia[edit]

Adult Jury
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Kids Jury
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Expert Jury
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 points
  • Mads Grimstad

Points awarded by Georgia[edit]

Score Adult Jury Kids' Jury
12 points  Australia  Netherlands
10 points  Netherlands  Australia
8 points  Armenia  Armenia
7 points  Malta  Belarus
6 points  Bulgaria  Russia
5 points  Ukraine  Malta
4 points  Italy  Italy
3 points  Russia  Cyprus
2 points  Belarus  Serbia
1 point  Poland  Macedonia

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. 8 December 2007. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  3. ^ Granger, Anthony (17 August 2016). "Georgia Junior Eurovision 2016 participation confirmed". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  4. ^ Participant profile
  5. ^ Georgia wins the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest!
  6. ^ Jordan, Paul (15 November 2016). "Final running order revealed!". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  7. ^ Jordan, Paul (13 May 2016). "Format changes for the Junior Eurovision 2016". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  8. ^ Jordan, Paul (13 May 2016). "Jedward to appear at Junior Eurovision 2016!". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 7 February 2017.