JESC 2017: Georgia announces details of its national selection contest


Last year the youngest Junior Eurovision contest Mariam Mamadashvili won the day, making Georgia the most successful country at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

And on Tuesday Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) started its quest to find its home representative — who just might become the country’s fourth winner of JESC in 2017 — by making a public call for entries for its Junior Eurovision national selection.

Singers aged 9 to 14 from across the Republic of Georgia can take part. Singers are asked to send in their song submissions, a photo and a CV. They must also submit a song from their own repertoire to [email protected] by 1 September. There will not be a televised selection show — GPB will choose internally.

You can watch the official trailer and application call below.

Shine Bright is the slogan for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

The 15th edition of the kids’ singing showdown will take place on 26 November inside the Tbilisi Sports Palace, as part of the country’s ongoing tourism and cultural project “Check-in Georgia”. The Georgian National Tourism Administration has committed around 2.1 million euros to help make the event a success.

After Mariam Mamadashvili won the 2016 edition in Malta last November, expectations were high that Georgia — a three-time winner of the contest — would finally get to host after being passed up in the past. With Mariam’s victory they’re having their moment in the sun — which is appropriate given that she sang “Mzeo”.

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