Georgia — a perennial contender at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest — knows how to mix music and wackiness. Their two previous victories involved kids dressed as bumble bees and living candy canes. For 2015 they’ve leaned toward crazy again with their act The Virus and their song “Gabede,” which means “dare.” We’re totally willing to accept their dare, so our Georgia correspondent Rezo Mamsikashvili recently caught up with them in Tbilisi. Here are the highlights.

12170574_983042238408526_1363243068_nHello! What does representing Georgia at JESC mean to you?

We’re happy! It’s a big responsibility. We’re working hard so that we will represent our country suitably.

Your video looks like it was a lot of fun to make. Tell us the story. And will you be wearing similarly bold clothes on stage in Sofia?

In the video we are in big trouble. Data, our male singer, has a crazy idea and he wants to carry it out with all of us. He steals his father’s music store key and you know what happens then! As for our clothes on the Junior Eurovision stage, we can’t disclose that just yet.

What is your song “Gabede” about?

This is our message to people: don’t be lazy and dare to change tomorrow what you don’t like about today.

With just five weeks until Junior Eurovision, how are you feeling??

We’re feeling really good! We hope to win.

What are you doing when you aren’t singing?

We’re learning our lessons, because we won’t have much time for our school.

What do you expect from Junior Eurovision 2015?

First of all, it’s a great experience for us — it’ll play a big role in our future careers. We think we have already won because we have an opportunity to represent ourselves in front of such a huge audience.

Have you already listened to the other songs? Do you have any favourites and who do you see as your biggest competitor?

We like several songs, especially Australia and Armenia.

Georgia has sent many groups in the past. What makes them different from the others?

They differ from one another because of their diversity.

What is your favourite song from Georgia’s history at JESC?

It’s difficult to highlight all the songs—we like every single one! But especially ”Bzz” by Bzikebi, ”Funky Lemonade” by The Funkids and ”Happy Day” by Lizi Pop.

Do you have a special message for your fans and followers on wiwibloggs?

We want to say thank to everyone who read this interview. We wish good luck to all the countries. We are happy that we will have the opportunity to get to know the participants, organizers, journalists and of course the fans.We promise that we will raise your spirits on November 21!

Thank you!


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8 years ago

Jesc 2016 in TBilisi