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They’re the most successful country at Junior Eurovision with a record three victories. And for their 17th appearance, Georgia is hoping to extend its winning ways with Anastasia & Ranina and “Over The Sky”.

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Georgia in Junior Eurovision 2023: Anastasia & Ranina with “Over The Sky”

Anastasia earned the right to represent Georgia in this year’s contest after winning Ranina, the long-running children’s talent show the country has used to pick their Junior Eurovision entrant for six years.

The 12-year-old singer is from Tbilisi, Georgia. She has been singing since she was four years old. Outside of music, Anastasia goes to ballet class and enjoys playing football.

Her song, “Over The Sky”, was internally selected. She’ll be joined by her fellow finalists from that competition, Nikoloz Kharati and Oto Bazerashvili, who will perform as “Ranina”.

What do the “Over The Sky” lyrics mean?

The song serves as an uplifting anthem, inspiring individuals to embrace their inner strength and take control of their own destinies. The song’s lyrics underscore the significance of self-confidence and the capacity to enact positive transformation.

“You’re the hero you’ve been always looking for / You’re the hero you’ve been always waiting for” — The text conveys that the person referred to in the song has the ability to overcome obstacles and attain greatness within themselves, underscoring the value of self-exploration and self-dependence.

The first verse mentions nothing can alter the person’s desires and ambitions. It emphasises that they alone wield the ability to realize their aspirations and aim for the highest peaks. The lyrics also imply the person singing is supporting and encouraging the listener, stating, “I will always be by your side / Today, tomorrow, forevermore”.

The second verse suggests the listener is a memorable and admirable figure, destined to be remembered as a hero.

“Over The Sky” lyrics — Anastasia & Ranina (Georgia JESC 2023)

Written and composed by: Mebo Nutsubidze & Betkho

Georgian text

Gjerodes!
You’re the hero you’ve been always looking for
Gesmodes!
You’re the hero you’ve been always waiting for

Shens otsnebebs ver shetsvlis khval
Shebs survilebs miatsvden tsas
Me shen gverdit migule
Dghes, khval, zeg
“Ranina, hey!”

Shens ambebs shen tviton datser
Skhva veravin shegishlis khels
Sul gakhsovdes rom am
Ambis gmiri shen khar
“Ranina, hey!”

Gjerodes!
You’re the hero you’ve been always looking for
Netai Chitad makcia, he!
Gesmodes!
You’re the hero you’ve been always waiting for

Me shentan migule
Dghes, khval
Vimgerot
“Ranina, hey!”

Me shentvis davkhatav,
mtebs, gzebs, zgvebs!
“Ranina, hey!”

Gjerodes!
You’re the hero you’ve been always looking for
Avprindebodi velada, he!
Gesmodes!
You’re the hero you’ve been always waiting for

We will find a way to shine and be bright
“Ranina, hey!”
All the changes we will make will bring the light
“Ranina, hey!”

We will find a way to shine and bright
Just believe in yourself
And start to shine

Gjerodes!
You’re the hero you’ve been always looking for
Netai Chitad makcia, he!
Gesmodes!
You’re the hero you’ve been always waiting for
Avprindebodi velada, he!

We will find a way to shine and be bright

English translation

Believe it!
You’re the hero you’ve been always looking for
Hear it!
You’re the hero you’ve been always waiting for

No one can change your dreams
Your longings will reach the sky
I will always be by your side
Today, tomorrow, forevermore.
“Ranina, hey!”

You will write your own stories
Nobody can stop you
Never forget
You are the main hero of this tale!
“Ranina, hey!”

Believe it!
You’re the hero you’ve been always looking for
I wish I could become a bird, hey!
Hear it!
You’re the hero you’ve been always waiting for

I am always by our side
Today and tomorrow
Let’s sing together
“Ranina, hey!”

I will paint for you
Mountains, roads, and seas!
“Ranina, hey!”

Believe it!
You’re the hero you’ve been always looking for
I would soar over a meadow, hey!
Hear it!
You’re the hero you’ve been always waiting for

We will find a way to shine and be bright
“Ranina, hey!”
All the changes we will make will bring the light
“Ranina, hey!”

We will find a way to shine and be bright
Just believe in yourself
And start to shine

Believe it!
You’re the hero you’ve been always looking for
I wish I could become a bird, hey!
Hear it!
You’re the hero you’ve been always waiting for
I would soar over a meadow, hey!

We will find a way to shine and be bright

What do you think of Georgia’s song for Junior Eurovision 2023? Could Anastasia & Ranina give the country a fourth win with “Over The Sky”? Let us know in the comments below.

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ThePointsMan
ThePointsMan
3 months ago

I am absolutely impressed by her voice!

Vivian
Vivian
3 months ago

Just like in adult Eurovision, you can NEVER tell what Georgia’s gonna do next. I think this is a fascinating song with (at least in the studio cut) great vocals. It does sound a bit processed so I hope there’s no Yer-Ana effect to this entry.

The progression of the songwriting is a little stale and little stuff happens instrumentally, but I believe it intentional since it highlights the kids’ vocals.

It’s a 7/10 for me. I can’t fully connect with the song, but I still think it’s a really good effort!

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
3 months ago

Makes me think of Keiino a bit when the boys join it’s very cool, a very atmospheric entry if performed well it will forcefully do very well. Don’t mess with the outfits this time please! Good luck Georgia!

Yankee
Yankee
3 months ago

This is my favorite to win JESC 2023.

Westerholt
Westerholt
3 months ago

What does the word “Ranina” mean at all? The preselection and Anastasia’s band name are called that, and it is used in the songtext. Any idea of translating it?

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

Like a mini iriao

Such a lovely entry, georgia keeps serving quality

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
3 months ago

I like the song very much.

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago

Yet another full package, well done Georgia! Nicoloz’ and Oto’s vocals are a WOWZA addition. Anastasia seems to be talented and professional. Excellent costume and set designers too. All of it looks so so so so good! Good luck in Nice!