Georgia: GPB unveils the contestants of the Junior Eurovision 2023 selection show 'Ranina'

Georgia: GPB unveils the contestants of the Junior Eurovision 2023 selection show 'Ranina'
Wednesday, 01 February 2023

  • The Georgian broadcaster, GPB, has unveiled the contestants of the Georgian Junior Eurovision 2023 selection which is held through the show 'Ranina'.

    A total of 10 acts will compete in the 6th season of Ranina, the show that will determine which act will represent Georgia in Junior Eurovision 2023 in France. 




    The 10 young acts that will compete in this year's national selection for Junior Eurovision are: 

    • Anaroza (9 yo) 
    • Anastasia (9 yo) 
    • David (11 yo)
    • Mariam (12 yo)
    • Anastasia (11 yo)
    • Demetre (13 yo)
    • Soso (13 yo)
    • Anastasia (11 yo)
    • Gabriel (11 yo)
    • Tako (12 yo)


    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. 

    In 2021 Niko Kajaia represented Georgia in Paris, singing “Let’s Count The Smiles" finishing in the 4th place with 163 points.

    Last year Mariam Bigvava with her song “I Believe” achieved the honorable 3rd place with 161 points.

    News Source/ Image: GBP