Today, eight participating countries of the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest were scheduled to have their second rehearsal. These are The Netherlands, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Spain, France, Georgia, and Armenia. The United Kingdom missed their second rehearsal due to illness. The sixth country to complete their second rehearsal was Georgia’s Mariam Bigvava.
In today’s rehearsal, the attending Press had the opportunity to watch the full rehearsals from these participating countries at this year’s Junior Eurovision. Before we find out what happens in Georgia’s rehearsal today, you can find out how their first rehearsal went right here.
What happens during Mariam’s performance?
On the performance we see Mariam being joined by four backing dancers. They dancers joining Mariam are wearing skirts, whilst Mariam is wearing a pantsuit with the performance going for a red and white theme, whilst taking on the modern take on the traditional Georgia headress.
For the lighting and LED backgrounds, the Georgian performance uses red splashes, in addition to using monochrome geometric shapes.
*We will add a preview of the performance once it has been made available*
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: Corinne Cumming/EBU