Niko Kajaia - Georgia

It’s the single most successful country at Junior Eurovision with a record three wins. And for its 15th appearance, Georgia is hoping to extend its winning ways with Niko Kajaia and “Let’s Count The Smiles”.

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Georgia in Junior Eurovision 2021: Niko Kajaia with “Let’s Count The Smiles”

For the third year in a row, Georgia used an original children’s talent show format — Ranina — to select its junior Eurovision artist. The competition took place over six rounds, with ten-year-old Niko winning out in a three-act final.

His song “Let’s Count The Smiles” was internally selected.

Niko was born and raised in the capital city of Tbilisi, where he spends his free time learning to sculpt, watching cartoons and practicing his singing.

The 10-year-old singer hopes to become either a famous pop star or the President of Georgia.

What do the “Let’s Count The Smiles” lyrics mean?

Sung in Georgian, English, and French, Nikoloz’s song is a funky dream-pop number, with singing and dancing in various styles. The lyrics of “Let’s Count The Smiles” sends a message of smiles, love and friendship. The chorus of the song is delivered primarily in French – “Si tu me crois, je te crois / Allez tu rêve je te crois”.

Giga Kukhianidze is behind the composition. He’s no stranger to the Junior Eurovision family. He is responsible for ten Georgian entries, winning the contest three times.

“Let’s Count The Smiles” lyrics — Niko Kajaia (Georgia JESC 2021)

Written and composed by: Giga Kukhianidze

Georgian text

English translation

La la la
Am dgem gimili mascavla
Me shen shen sxvas
Dges cas vachukot bevrio,
Sikvarulis perio       

Si tu m’crois je te crois
Allez tu reves et je te crois   
Si tu m’crois je te crois.       

Me shentan ertad vmgerio
Dgea mshvenierio
La la la – am dgem gimili mascavla
Da shenc albat 
Cnob megobris gimils da gimilian tvalebs
Vtvale vtvale vtvale
Lamazi gimilebi davtvale
Cade cade shenc cade
Amkevi gaimeore
Shen ickeb vimeoreb mec

 

Si tu m’crois je te crois
Allez tu reves et je te crois   
Si tu m’crois je te crois.       

Me shentan ertad vmgerio
Dgea mshvenierio
Ase vin imgerebs chven tu ara
Rodis unda vcadot dges tu ara
Moige dro dro ar dakargo
ou ou ou ou

Sing with me if you feel a bit down
When you smile, we love, you be just the way you are
Show me all the dance moves, maybe some crazy moves
Tonight we are celebrating every good thing with you

ou ou imitom rom
ou ou imitom rom 
ou ou imitom rom
ou ou imitom rom
Gaigime ou ou

Si tu m’crois je te crois
Allez tu reves et je te crois   
Si tu m’crois je te crois.       

Shentan ertad vmgerio
Dgea mshvenierio

Nara narara nana ou ou
Nara narara nana
Nara nana nana
lala lala lalala lala
Shen me migimi, mec gigimi
bevri gimili


La La La
This day taught me a smile
Smile to me; Smile to you
Give the sky a lot of colours
Colour of love.

If you believe me I believe you
Come on you dream and I believe you
If you believe me I believe you.

La La La – This day taught me a smile
And you probably do too
You recognize a friend’s smile and smiling eyes
I counted I counted
I counted the beautiful smiles
Try it, try it yourself
You start and I am repeating too


If you believe me I believe you
Come on you dream and I believe you
If you believe me I believe you.


I will sing with you
The day is wonderful
Who will sings like this if not us
You should try today not tomorrow
Win time, do not waste time
Oh oh oh oh

Sing with me if you feel a bit down
When you smile, we love, you be just the way you are
Show me all the dance moves, maybe some crazy moves
Tonight we are celebrating every good thing with you

Oh oh because oh
Oh oh because oh
Oh oh because oh
Smile oh oh oh

If you believe me I believe you
Come on you dream and I believe you
If you believe me I believe you.

I will sing with you
The day is wonderful


Nara Nara Nana Oo Oo Oo
Nara Nara Nana
Nara Nana Nana
Lala Lala Lalala Lala
You make me smile, I smile too
Many smiles

Does “Let’s Count The Smiles” leave you smiling? Let us know in the comments.

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Addie
Addie
1 month ago

Georgia has done it again! I like most of their entries, and they’re quite successful in jesc too. This song reminds me of Georgia’s 2019 entry, which was so criminally underrated. I hope this year they won’t have the same fate!! Now all that is left is to hope that Circus Mircus have an entry good enough to qualify…

Micky
Micky
1 month ago

It does make me smile! Count on my vote, and smile 😀

Valery
Valery
1 month ago

My favourite this year <3

Ted
Ted
1 month ago

Dear wiwi web editor.
Can we have a filter added to the website pretty please? .
I don’t really want to scroll past endless junior esc postings. I’m just not interested in this part of eurovision

yompa
yompa
1 month ago
Reply to  Ted

you mean… like the categories and tags present in each post???

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
1 month ago

Doubt it’s gonna win, but definitely a dark horse!

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

This is SO charming, I believe Georgia is a strong contender.

Max
Max
1 month ago

I just loooove his song!!!

Jesper Hjellnes
Jesper Hjellnes
1 month ago

Georgia is my second place this year. I love Niko and his amazing song

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago

Charming performer, nice and funny song, I bet on a boy’s victory this year, would it be him? He could be, and I will probably vote for him. Good luck Niko!

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
1 month ago

Great song !! I like it very much. Good Luck for Georgia and Niko. I will vote for him !!