It has been announced that Georgia’s selection for Junior Eurovision 2022, Ranina will begin on April 16th at 10 pm local time. This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place on December 11th, 2022. Armenia will host this year’s edition of the contest after Malena’s win with her song “Qami Qami”. The contest will take place in the capital of Yerevan. Georgia will be hoping to better their 4th place finish in last year’s contest.
How does Ranina work?
Ranina has 10 contestants typically. They will have four “tours” all of which will have different themes. There will then be a semi-final round, by which point ten contestants will have been cut down to five. There is then a Grand Final which usually has three contestants. Last year’s winner was Niko Kajaia, he represented the country with his song “Let’s Count The Smiles”. The audience votes for the artist while the song is internally selected.
During the Ranina tours, the children are marked out 10 in four separate categories. These categories are Vocal Performance, Stage Presence, Artistic interpretation, and collaboration.
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 2021. The contest took place in France.. At that Contest, Niko Kajaia sang for Georgia with his song “Let’s Count The Smiles”. At the end of the show, Niko finished in 4th position in a field of 19, receiving 163 points.
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News Source: 1tv.ge/ ESC United
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