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.
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