Countries are continuing to release their entries to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Paris in December. The most recent song comes from Georgia, as Nikoloz Kajaia releases his entry, called “Let’s Count The Smiles”.
Listen to “Let’s Count The Smiles” here!
Sung in Georgian, English, and French, Nikoloz’s song is a funky dream-pop number, oozing with lush bass riffs and strings, with Nikoloz singing and dancing in various styles and rooms. As well as this, the lyrics of “Let’s Count The Smiles” talk about the singer in love with someone and trying to make the relationship work. The chorus of the song is delivered primarily in French – “Si tu me crois, je te crois / Allez tu rêve je te crois”.
Giga Kukhianidze composed the song, and has been instrumental in producing all three previous Junior Eurovision winners for Georgia. However, the style of song is somewhat similar from other entries from Georgia, most similarly in 2017 and 2019.
Who is Nikoloz Kajaia?
Nikoloz is the penultimate artist to be confirmed to take part in the 2021 Junior Contest. His participation came with his victory in the two-month long selection Ranina yesterday (November 13th). The song Nikoloz would represent Georgia with in Paris was recorded in the previous week.
In addition to his musical career, the 10-year-old loves going to school and being creative. Speaking to JuniorEurovision.tv, Nikoloz said he likes to sculpt, sing and watch cartoons in his spare time.
Georgia’s history at Junior Eurovision
Georgia is officially the most successful country at Junior Eurovision, with three victories at the Contest. The nation debuted in the Contest in 2007, with Mariam Romelashvili’s “Odelia Ranuni”. Since then, Georgia has gone on to win the Contest in 2008, 2011 and 2016 respectively.
The last time Georgia took part in Junior Eurovision was in 2020, performing remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. At that Contest, Sandra Gadelia sang for Georgia with her song “You Are Not Alone”. At the end of the show, Gadelia finished in 6th position in a field of 19, receiving 111 points.
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News Source: EBU
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