On Sunday Georgia watched Mariam Mamadashvili obtain a record number of points en route to winning Junior Eurovision 2016.
And on Tuesday celebrations continued in Tbilisi as the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) held a press conference with its rising star.
The singer — who is the talk of the town in Georgia and Faifield, Connecticut, where she attends the Broadway Method Academy — has GPB on a high, and its acting director Tinatin Berdzenisvili made it clear she wants to keep the good vibes coming.
”Georgia has the first suggestion of hosting Junior Eurovision 2017,” she said during the press conference. “We talked about it in Malta with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). We’re discussing this issue and we hope Georgia will host this contest.”
Prior to flying to Malta, young Mariam caught up with wiwiblogger Rezo in Tbilisi.
Prepared to party and wearing a delightful wig and hat, she revealed her ambitions to win the contest while seated inside her music studio.
“Yes, I want to win, but not, like, in a bad way,” she said.
And young Mariam made her dream come true, delivering a pitch-perfect performance of Mzeo on Sunday.
Earlier in the week, during the running order draw, she drew 17th position, allowing her to close the show.
That worked well with her number, which had a distinctly “closing curtain” feel.
And now, owing to her victory, the curtain may open on Tbilisi next November.
Are you ready to pack your bags for Georgia? Do you think that Tbilisi will be calling?
Let us know in the comments box below!
Georgia will be exellent host. Tbilisi is beautiful city, Georgian food and drinks are yummy and people are friendly.
georgia can actually host, and it’s their third jesc victory, so they should
I would like love it if that duet that represented Georgia in ESC 2013 could present the show 🙂
Georgia would make a fantastic host nation. We’ve seen what countries like Armenia and Malta can produce (countries yet to win ESC) so let’s not stick it in a country that has hosted it before. Hopefully might attract Azerbaijan back into the contest…
Let’s not forgot that Georgia’s neighbor, Armenia, hosted Junior Eurovision in 2011, wherein Georgia also won. If Georgia hosts Junior Eurovision 2017, then Armenia could win in hopes of hosting the following year! (2018)
I hope Georgia hosts it! It would be nice to have it there.
I hope Georgia does host, not only cause they won but so we can see that Georgia can host events, show off the country, and more.
I’m sure Tbilisi could produce a better show with a $5 budget than Malta did this year 🙂
Hopefully they do host it, and if they do, please let Nina Sublatti host it!
I hope Georgia does host, it’s such a gorgeous country & they have a venue, the Tblisi Sports Palace. All they need is to secure the funds.