With less than a month to go, we are starting to get the finer details of this year’s contest, including the spokespersons. The first country to reveal their spokesperson this year is Georgia, as they confirm that Niko Kajaia will be presenting the country’s 12 Jury points in Yerevan.
The first spokesperson to be announced
After representing Georgia in Paris with “Let’s Count The Smiles”, Niko will once again be seen on the Junior Eurovision stage in Yerevan to announce the country’s 12 points for the Jury, which makes up half of the votes in this year’s contest.
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022
The 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Yerevan, following Malena’s win in the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with “Qami Qami“, with the competition set to take place on the 11th of December. The competing countries in this year’s competition are as follows:
- Albania – Kejtlin Gjata
- Armenia – Nare
- France – Lissandro
- Georgia – Mariam Bigvava
- Ireland – Sophie Lennon
- Italy – Chanel Dilecta
- Kazakhstan – David Charlin
- Malta – Gaia Gambuzza
- The Netherlands – Luna
- North Macedonia – Lara, Irina & Jovan
- Poland – Laura Bączkiewicz
- Portugal – Nicolas Alves
- Serbia – Katarina Savić
- Spain – Carlos Higes
- Ukraine – Zlata Dziunka
- United Kingdom – Freya Skye
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Georgia’s Junior Eurovision Journey
Georgia is the most successful country to take part in Junior Eurovision, currently with three wins under their belt. The country joined the Junior Eurovision family in 2007 with Mariam Romelashvili sing “Odelia Ranuni”, finishing in 4th place. Georgia would go on to win the competition the following year, with Bzikebi’s “Bzz…”. Georgia would also win the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 and 2016 respectively. Georgia also hosted the Contest in Tbilisi in 2017.
In 2021, Georgia was represented by Niko Kajaia and his song “Let’s Count the Smiles” in Paris. Once the combined scores were revealed, Georgia finished in 4th place – earning 163 points. The online vote gave Georgia 59 points, whilst professional juries awared 104 points to the country.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Credit: EBU/Andres Putting