Tbilisi calling! Georgia — the country of big voices, eccentricity, major attitude and some of JESC’s most memorable acts — has announced the application process for Junior Eurovision 2016.

Singers aged 9 to 14 from across Georgia can take part in the national contest. The singers are asked to send in their song submissions, a photo and CV to [email protected] by September 25. The winner of the contest will represent Georgia at JESC 2016. Details about that selection are forthcoming.

You can watch their official trailer and application call below.

GEORGIA AT JUNIOR EUROVISION 2015

The Virus represented Georgia at Junior Eurovision 2015 with the song “Gabede”, ending up in tenth place with 51 points.

The high-energy number may not have finished near the top, but it stayed on-brand to Georgia at JESC. As we wrote after their first rehearsal in Malta:

Georgia balances crazy and cute better than any country at Junior Eurovision and they did it again during their first rehearsal this afternoon. The Virus spread its unique brand of electro-funk by relying not on LEDs or funky costumes, but instead the natural charisma of its young performers.

Much of this hinges on the lead singer Data. His schizophrenic performance, which is filled with exaggerated facial expressions and unpolished dance moves, sees him morph from naughty child to Elvis impersonater. He’s clearly having fun and it’s simply perfect. The three girls in the group bend and snap and clap on cue and their harmonies blow away every other group in the contest.

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Edwin
Edwin
5 years ago

Return Lizi Pop <3

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
5 years ago

Rezo may be handsome but he is so weird. In the wiwi reviews he always gives scores like 4/10 or less…

Paul
Paul
5 years ago

yay!

Kris
Kris
5 years ago

@WilliamLeeAdams Tell to Rezo call me :**

John
John
5 years ago

Send the solo

Alice
Alice
5 years ago

Author is such a cutie!

Mei International
Mei International
5 years ago

The Virus was the WORST act at Sofia. I hope they do something better (and pick a better name for their band!)

Georgia gets very lucky at JESC.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
5 years ago

@Cecilie

I expected this reaction! 😀

beccaboo1212
5 years ago

I understand why some people want more boys in Junior Eurovision, so maybe there’ll be mostly boys in Georgia’s national selection…as long as they’re aged 9-14. Who knows? Whatever song Georgia chooses COULD lead to Tbilisi 2017. Let’s find out! 🙂

Darren
Darren
5 years ago

Okay…14 countries, it’s a start.
Still hoping for:
Germany
France
Spain
Sweden
To make a participation at the upcoming contest.

Nick
Nick
5 years ago

Send something special

Cecilie
Cecilie
5 years ago

so handsome contributor :*

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
5 years ago

We now have 14 countries!!! I’m still hoping for:

-Serbia
-Montenegro
-Germany (debut)
-Estonia (debut)