Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Georgia (country)

Member station GPB
National selection events
Participation summary
Appearances 10
First appearance 2007
Best result 1st: 200820112016
Worst result 11th: 2014
External links
Georgia’s page at
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016

The participation of Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contestfirst began at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2007which took place in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Georgian Public Broadcaster(GPB), a member organisation of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), have been responsible for the selection process of their participants since their debut. The first representative to participate for the nation at the 2007 contest was Mariam Romelashvili with the song “Odelia Ranuni” (ოდელია რანუნი), which finished in fourth place out of seventeen participating entries, achieving a score of one hundred and sixteen points. Since their debut, Georgia have never missed an edition of the contest and are the only country to have won three times, in 20082011 and 2016. They will host the contest at the Tbilisi Sports Palace in 2017.


Georgia’s first entry was Mariam Romelashvili with the song “Odelia Ranuni”, which finished fourth of 17 entries at the contest in Rotterdam in 2007. Georgia was represented in 2008 by Bzikebi with the song “Bzz..”, performed in an imaginary language. The song went on to win the contest, receiving 154 points and a total of eight 12-point votes out of 14 countries, the second-highest proportion of 12 points received by a winner in either Eurovision Contests, just beaten by Anastasiya Petryk in 2012.

In 2009 Georgia sent the group Princesses with the song “Lurji prinveli”. It placed 7th being the third worst Georgian result so far. In 2010, the broadcaster selected Mariam Kakhelishvili to represent Georgia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Minsk with the song “Mari-Dari”. Being one of the favourites she finished at 4th place with 109 points.

In 2011, Georgia won the contest again with the band Candy who performed the song “Candy Music”. The song won the competition with 108 points making Georgia, along with Belarus and Malta, the only countries to win the contest twice.

In 2012 in Amsterdam, the Funkids took part with their song “Funky Lemonade” and came second after Ukraine. For the 2013 contest, the Smile Shop carried the Georgian flag in Kiev with “Give Me Your Smile”, placing 5th with 91 points.

On 24 April 2014, it was announced that Georgia will participate in the 2014 contest.[1][2] Lizi Pop was chosen internally, but gave Georgia their worst results so far: an 11th place. However the official video of the song uploaded in the Junior Eurovision Song Contestyoutube channel is the most viewed video, counting more than 8 million views.

In 2015 in Bulgaria, The Virus took part with their song “Gabede” and came tenth.

In 2016, Georgia once again won the contest with the song “Mzeo” performed by Mariam Mamadashvili, making Georgia the first, and so far only country, to win the contest three times. Georgia will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 on 26 November at the Tbilisi Sports Palace.[3]


Table key

 1st place   2nd place   3rd place   Last place

Year Artist Song Language Place Points
2007 Mariam Romelashvili Odelia Ranuni” (ოდელია რანუნი) Georgian 4 116
2008 Bzikebi Bzz.. Imaginary 1 154
2009 Princesses “Lurji prinveli” (ლურჯი ფრინველი) Georgian 7 68
2010 Mariam Kakhelishvili Mari-Dari” (მარი-დარი) Imaginary 4 109
2011 Candy Candy Music Georgian, English 1 108
2012 Funkids Funky Lemonade Georgian, English 2 103
2013 The Smile Shop Give Me Your Smile Georgian, English 5 91
2014 Lizi Pop Happy Day Georgian, English 11 54
2015 The Virus Gabede” (გაბედე) Georgian 10 51
2016 Mariam Mamadashvili Mzeo” (მზეო) Georgian 1 239


Broadcasts and voting[edit]

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

The contests are broadcast online worldwide through the official Junior Eurovision Song Contest website and YouTube. In 2015, the online broadcasts featured commentary in English by editor Luke Fisher and 2011 Bulgarian Junior Eurovision Song Contest entrant Ivan Ivanov.[4] The Georgian broadcaster, GPB, sent their own commentators to each contest in order to provide commentary in the Georgian language. Spokespersons were also chosen by the national broadcaster in order to announce the awarding points from Georgia. The table below list the details of each commentator and spokesperson since 2007.

Year(s) Commentator Spokesperson
2007 Temo Kvirkvelia Nino Epremidze
2008 Ana Davitaia
2009 Sofia Avtunashvili
2010 Temo Kvirkvelia Giorgi Toradze
2011 Elene Makashvili
2012 Candy
2013 Natia Bunturi and Giorgi Grdzelishvili Elene Megrelishvili
2014 Mero Chikashvili & Temo Kvirkvelia Mariam Khunjgurua
2015 Tuta Chkheidze Lizi Pop
2016 Demetre Ergemlidze Elene Sturua

Voting history[edit]

The tables below shows Georgia’s top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2016 and takes into account the new voting system which allows the adult and kids juries each to award a set of points, introduced by the European Broadcasting Union from the 2016 contest onwards.[5]


Year Location Venue Presenters
2017 Georgia (country) Tbilisi Tbilisi Sports Palace TBA