With the Junior Eurovision season in full swing, participating broadcasters are now in the search for their next Junior Eurovision representative, for the 19th edition of the competition, which is taking in Paris. For Georgia, it’s business as usual, as they will be selecting its 15th representative through Ranina, which will be taking place for the fourth time.
Georgian broadcaster GPB has now confirmed that the fourth season of the competition will commence on September 11, with a teaser being released on social media.
The participants of Ranina 2021 are revealed
In the lead-up to the new season of Ranina, GPB has revealed the ten participants of this year’s competition and has released introduction videos (in Georgian) of the children participating. The youngest participant is 9 years old, whilst the oldest is 13 years old.
- Nini Orkoshneli (10 Years Old)
- Gega Shonia (11 Years Old)
- Andria Beridze (13 Years Old)
- Barbare Makhatadze (9 Years Old)
- Nikoloz Kajaia (10 Years Old)
- David Luarsabishvili (12 Years Old)
- Guga Nadiradze (9 Years Old)
- Keso Russia (12 Years Old)
- Ioana Navadze (9 Years Old)
- Mariam Bukhnikashvili (12 Years Old)
Ranina 2021, will commence at 22:00 (GMT+4) and is set to conclude on the 13th November, well ahead of its participation in Paris on December 19.
What we currently know about the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Junior Eurovision 2021 will take place in Paris, France following Valentina’s victory in JESC 2020 with “J’imagine”. The contest will be held in La Seine Musicale on December 19th. 19 countries will be competing in the 19th edition of the competition:
- France (Host)
- The Netherlands
- North Macedonia
You can keep up with our JESC 2021 coverage here.
Georgia’s Junior Eurovision Journey
In 2007, Georgia made its debut in the competition with Mariam Romelashvili, and the song “Odelia Ranuni” (ოდელია რანუნი). Since their debut, Georgia has participated in Junior Eurovision 14 times, and has won the competition 3 times (2008, 2011, and 2016).
Georgia’s recent participation saw them being represented by Sandra Gadelia who represented them with the song “You Are Not Alone” which managed to place 6th overall, after receiving 111 points from the juries, and the online voters combined.
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News Source: GPB
Photo Source: GPB