As the country with the most victories to date, Georgia has constantly been one to watch when it comes to Junior Eurovision. In this 2022 edition, all eyes are on Mariam Bigvava, who will represent the Caucasus nation with her song “I Believe”.
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Georgia in Junior Eurovision 2022: Mariam Bigvava with “I Believe”
Ever since debuting in 2007, Georgia has never put their foot off the pedal, including winning the whole contest the following year. With two more victories in 2011 and 2016, the country has cemented itself as a dedicated Junior Eurovision powerhouse.
Mariam earned the right to represent Georgia in this year’s contest after winning Ranina, the long-running children’s talent show that the country has used to pick their Junior Eurovision singer for five years. From big Disney numbers to traditional Georgian songs, and even songs in completely foreign languages, Mariam excelled and impressed a number of judges to claim a stunning victory.
Mariam has been singing since she was very little, and has worked in mastering the arts of traditional Georgian folk songs and instruments since she was seven. She enjoys playing football and lists Billie Eilish as one of her inspirations.
What do the “I Believe” lyrics mean?
“I Believe” is an avant-garde pop number written by Giorgi Kukhianidze, Beni Kdagidze, and Iru Khechanovi.
Mariam sings about what the world needs for a fruitful, calm future — peace. She comments on how we should all come together as one to deliver this: “All together soon / Hoping for peace / We will be in one house”.
The punchy, futuristic instrumental with fraying hooks and a rock edge creates an interesting fusion with the more acoustic, organic parts of the music. This offers some very interesting layering to the song, carried over with a mix of Georgian verses and an English-language chorus to drive the point home.
“I Believe” lyrics – Mariam Bigvava (Georgia JESC 2022)
Lyrics: Beni Kdagidze, Iru Khechanovi; Music: Giorgi Kukhianidze
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What do you think of Georgia’s song for Junior Eurovision 2022? Could Mariam Bigvava give the country a fourth win with “I Believe”? Let us know in the comments below.