With less than six mnths to go until Junior Eurovision 2023, the countries participating are now in the midst of selecting their representatives. The country next to select their representative is Georgia, where their selection show Ranina will have its final on Saturday.
Five finalists competing for the win
The five finalists who made the final of Ranina and competing to be Georgia’s Junior Eurovision 2023 representative are:
- Anastasia Berishvili
- Soso Chachua
- Gabriel Lomsadze
- Tako Tomashvili
- Anastasia Vasadze
As with the past seasons of Ranina, Georgia’s Junior Eurovision 2023 representative will selected by the jury.
About Junior Eurovision 2023
Junior Eurovision 2023 landed in ‘Nice’ after France won the competition for a second time in Yerevan, where its 2022 representative Lissandro won the competition with “Oh Maman”. This year’s competition will take place on the 26th of November at 16:00CET in Nice, at the Palais Nikaïa in Nice, which can accomodate up to 9,000 spectators.
At the time of writing the following countries have been confirmed for this year’s contest:
- 🇫🇷 France (Host Country)
- 🇬🇪 Georgia
- 🇩🇪 Germany
- 🇮🇪 Ireland
- 🇮🇹 Italy
- 🇲🇹 Malta
- 🇳🇱 Netherlands
- 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
- 🇵🇱 Poland
- 🇪🇸 Spain
- 🇺🇦 Ukraine
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. They 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 2022, Georgia was represented by Mariam Bigvava and her song “I Believe” in Yerevan. Once the combined scores were revealed, Georgia finished in 3rd place – earning 161 points. The online vote gave Georgia 47 points, whilst professional juries awarded 110 points to the country.
Are you excited for the exciting conclusion of this year’s Ranina? Who do you think will represent Georgia in Nice? Do you think Georgia can maintain their status as a Junior Eurovision powerhouse? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!
News Source: GPB
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