As we get closer to this year’s Junior Eurovision, we are starting to get the final details of this year’s contest, including the spokespersons. The first country to reveal their spokesperson this year is Georgia, as GPB confirms that Mariam Bigvava will be presenting the country’s 12 Jury points.
A return after a successful participation in Yerevan
Mariam’s appointment as Georgia’s spokesperson for Junior Eurovision 2023 was revealed on GPB’s social media accounts, in the midst of the delegations preparations for its participation in Nice.
In 2022, Mariam represented Georgia with her entry “I Believe” in Yerevan. Once the combined scores were revealed, Georgia finished in 3rd place.
All about Junior Eurovision 2023
Junior Eurovision 2023 landed in Nice after France won the competition for a second time in Yerevan, represented by Lissandro with “Oh Maman”. This year’s competition will take place on the 26th of November at 16:00CET, at the Palais Nikaïa.
The competing countries and their representative (where applicable) are as follows:
- 🇦🇱 Albania – Viola Gjyzeli
- 🇦🇲 Armenia – Yan Girls
- 🇪🇪 Estonia – Arhanna Sandra Arbma
- 🇫🇷 France (Host Country) – Zoé Clauzure
- 🇬🇪 Georgia – Anastasia Vasadze, Nikoloz Kharat and Oto Bazerashvili
- 🇩🇪 Germany – FIA
- 🇮🇪 Ireland – Jessica Mckean
- 🇮🇹 Italy – Melissa & Ranya
- 🇲🇹 Malta – Yulan Law
- 🇳🇱 Netherlands – Sep & Jasmijn
- 🇲🇰 North Macedonia – Tamara Grujeska
- 🇵🇱 Poland – Maja Krzyżewska
- 🇵🇹 Portugal – Júlia Machado
- 🇪🇸 Spain – Sandra Valero
- 🇺🇦 Ukraine – Anastasia Dymyd
- 🇬🇧 United Kingdom – STAND UNIQU3
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 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 awared 110 points to the country.
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News Source: GPB
Photo Credit: Corinne Cumming/EBU