Today rehearsals for the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest kicked off. Countries rehearsing on Day 2 include The Netherlands, Italy, Kazakhstan, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Georgia, and Armenia. Eighth to rehearse today was Georgia’s Mariam Bigvava.
What did we learn about Mariam’s staging?
Disclaimer: Please note that the EBU has not released footage from the first rehearsals, and that the description detailed in this article is mainly based from the pictures and if available footage from the delegations themselves.
Mariam and her dancers are very expressive throughout this performance. This has a very cool vibe to it. There is a black backdrop on the LED. Throughout the performance we see red and white lighting being used to contrast with the dark lighting. Mariam and her dancers are all in white. There seems to be a lot of contemporary dance within this performance, which adds nicely to this performance. Mariam interacts with her dancers well thoughout the performance.
If you are interested in seeing more pictures from Mariam’s first rehearsal today, you can look through them right here.
About Mariam Bigvava
Mariam Bigvava lives in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. She is no stranger to contests, as Mariam won the Georgian talent show Ranina, which earnt her, her ticket to Junior Eurovision 2022. Since the age of 7, Mariam has had an interest in music, particularly music that involved folk instruments. In her free time, Mariam likes to listen to Billie Ellish and play football.
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: GPB