Georgia: Mariam Bigvava selected for Junior Eurovision 2022
Mariam Bigvava is the winner of Ranina 2022 and will be representing Georgia at Junior Eurovision 2022 in Yerevan, Armenia on December 11.
After seven shows among which four thematic competing rounds, four acts managed to make it to the finals with the ambition to win the one ticket that will give them the right to represent Georgia at Junior Eurovision 2022 in Yerevan, Armenia on December 11, 2022.
The four acts took for the last time the stage last evening at the final show of Ranina 2022, the show that has been selecting the Georgian Junior Eurovision acts over the last four years. Namelt the four finalists were:
- Mariam Bigvava
- Nikoloz Kharati
- Vache Ghviniashvili
- Oto Bazerashvili
Like in the qualifying rounds, the finalists performed before a jury formed by three members who voted for the performance by awarding up to 40 points to each performance. The points were based on four criteria taken in mind: vocal, Staging/performance, artistry, collaboration. For each category the jurors could award up to 10 points.
With all points added Mariam Bigvava was the young act to win the final and will be fly to Yerevan next December representing the nation at the 20th edition of Junior Eurovision.
Georgia in Junior Eurovision
Georgia participated first time in Junior Eurovision in 2007 and is one of the most successful nations in the competiton. The country has won the contest 3 times , namely in 2008, 2011 and 2016. Out of 12 participations it has finished in a top 10 placing 11 times while the worst result came in 2014 when Georgia finished 11th. In 2018 Tamar Edilashvili represented the country with the song Your Voice, which came 8th with a total of 144 points.
In 2019 Giorgi Rostiashvili won the ticket to represent Georgia in Poland with the song entitled We Need Love that finished 14th with 69 points, the worst result up to date. In 2022 Sandra Gandelia won the show "Ranina" and represented Georigia in Warsaw with the song "You are not alone" which finished 6th with 111 points.
Last year Niko Kajaia represented Georgia in Paris, singing “Let’s Count The Smiles" finishing in the honorable 4th place with 163 points.
News Source: GPB