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European journalists become introduced with preparation works for 2017 JESC
Publish Time: 2017-10-18 12:28:00
European journalists from Great Britain, Germany, Netherlands, Belarus and Ukraine became introduced with preparation works for 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC). The journalists arrived at the invitation of Tourism National Administration.Georgia is hosting the 15th JESC this year after having won the competition three times. Tbilisi Olympic Palace will host the 15th JESC on November 26.  Young singers from 16 European countries will arrive in Tbilisi on the occasion of the musical competition. Georgia won the right to host the competition after Mariam Mamadashvili won 2016 JESC in Malta. 
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Georgian song of 2017 JESC selected
Publish Time: 2017-10-06 16:16:00
The Georgian song to be performed at 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) by Georgian participant Grigol Kipshidze has been selected. The jury unanimously chose the song by Giga Kukhianidze out of 9 musical compositions.Georgia is hosting the 15th JESC this year after having won the competition three times. Tbilisi Olympic Palace will host the 15th JESC on November 26.Young singers from 16 European countries will arrive in Tbilisi on the occasion of the musical competition.
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Organizational Group of 2017 JESC in Georgia
Update Time: 2017-10-04 16:16:00
The organizational group of Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) arrived in Georgia and is holding a meeting with Georgian organizers of the musical competition. The 2017 JESC will be at Tbilisi Olympic Palace on November 26. Georgia is hosting the 15th JESC this year after having won the competition three times. Young singers from 16 European countries will arrive in Tbilisi on the occasion of the musical competition. 
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Names of hosts of 2017 JESC known
Publish Time: 2017-10-03 13:56:00
Elene Kalandadze, singer, and Lizi Japaridze (Lizi Pop), partisipant of 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) will be the presenters of 2017 JESC at Tbilisi Olympic Palace on November 26, based on up-to-date information. Georgia is hosting the 15th JESC this year after having won the competition three times. Young singers from 16 European countries will arrive in Tbilisi on the occasion of the musical competition. Helen Kalandadze, born in Tbilisi, Georgia. In 2011, finished "Ilia University", in the faculty of Business Administration and Tourism Management.In 2009,she participated in a Reality T.V. show "Star Academy", where she was one of the finalists. Later on, she started working at the "Rustavi 2" Broadcasting Company, inthe marketing and programming department as an assistant.In 2010, Helen participated in the Eurovision Song Contest, as a backing vocalist for Georgian Singer, Sofia Nijaradze. Afterwards, in 2013, Helen won a singing competition: "Your Face Sounds Familiar". The same year, Helen and her friends Sopho Toroshelidze and Nina Tsitlauri established "Teen Club" Studio, a place where teenagers study vocals,choreography and playing musical instruments. The following year, she started working at another broadcasting company "GDS", as hostess of an afternoon show "ShuaDge".In 2015 she was the music producer of a singing contest "Keep your light shining".Helen continues to sing with her band and DJ and in "Teen Club" Studio.Lizi (pop) Japaridze was born in Tbilisi on September 19, 2004. Aged four she began studying at the New School International School of Georgia, Then in 2016 she moved to the French School of the Caucasus. Lizy is fluent in Georgian, Russian, English and French and has just started learning Spanish. In 2014, she participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. She is actively creative, has written several copyrighted songs, made video clips, and takes part in concerts and TV shows.
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Jury prolonged deadline for selecting the entry song for 2017 JESC
Publish Time: 2017-09-28 12:30:00
Jury prolonged deadline for selecting the Georgian entry song for 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC). The applications can be sent till October 25. The regarding decision was made as the winner had not been revealed within the frame of a competition announced from 12 to 25 September.All interested persons, authors and songwriters are encouraged to send the songs composed specially for this contest and biography at E-mail - junioreurovision@gpb.ge.The song must not be more than 3 minutes long and lyrics should be in Georgian language. For additional information view eurovision - georgia.ge; or call 2409110. The jury is composed by invited producers: Zaza Shengelia, singer - Maia Baratashvili, musician - David Evgenidze; from Public Broadcaster: Music Editor - Eliso Shengelia and Sound Director - Giorgi Asanishvili. Grigol Kipshidze will present Georgia at JESC this year. Georgia is hosting 2017 JESC. The 15th competition will be held on November 26 at Tbilisi Olympic Palace. 
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Junior Eurovision 2017 - Accreditation for P and F passes closes on Friday 27th October
Publish Time: 2017-09-13 17:26:00
The media representatives and fans who wish to obtain accreditation for the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) will have to register at the following link: eurovisionfamily.tv no later than 27 October (12:00 CET) (after being registered the user has to follow the instruction and submit application for the relevant accreditation).As a reminder, the press or fan accreditation does not provide direct attendance at Eurovision concert (It is not valid as a concert ticket). Accredited reporters and fans will be able to work / move in the relevant accreditation zones.
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Grigol Kipshidze to present Georgia at 2017 JESC
Publish Time: 2017-09-08 12:48:00
Grigol Kipshidze will present Georgia at 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC). The Georgian contender was revealed by the special jury this afternoon. Open hearing of contenders took place at the pavilion of First Channel. The jury included producer Zaza Shengelia, singer Maia Baratashvili, musician Davit Evgenidze, from GPB - musical editor - Eliso Shengelia and voice director - Giorgi Asanishvili.Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) announced the national competition for selection of 2017 JESC contender on July 17. Children aged 9-14 could apply with the song from their own repertoire.Georgia is hosting 2017 JESC for the first time. The contest will be held on November 26 at Tbilisi Olympic Palace. A new song will be composed for Georgian contender of 2017. Gordon Bonello will be the staging director of 2017 JESC. He has cooperated with European Broadcasting Union (EBU) since 2014. Georgian contender Mariam Mamadashvili won JESC 2016 on Malta with the song "Mzeo" (The Sun).
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Georgia’s 2017 JESC representative to become known today
Publish Time: 2017-09-08 11:43:00
Georgia’s representative of 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) will become known today. The special jury will reveal the participant. Georgia is hosting 2017 JESC for the first time. The contest will be held on November 26 at Tbilisi Olympic Palace. The jury includes producer Zaza Shengelia, singer Maia Baratashvili, musician Davit Evgenidze, from GPB - musical editor - Eliso Shengelia and voice director - Giorgi Asanishvili. A new song will be composed for Georgian contender of 2017 JESC. Open hearing of contenders will take place at pavilion of First Channel. Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) announced the national competition for selection of 2017 JESC contender on July 17. Children aged 9-14 could apply with the song from their own repertoire. 
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Salvador Sobral wins the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest
Update Time: 2017-05-14 12:14:00
Salvador Sobral from Portugal won the 2017 edition of Europe's Favourite TV Show. Portugal will host the Eurovision Song Contest, next year.Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) provided live transmission of the popular musical show.Tamara Gachechiladze, Georgian entrant at 2017 ESC dropped out of the race in the First Semi-final of the 2017 ESC.The 2017 ESC was held in Kyiv, Ukraine. 
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The winning performance of Salvador and Luísa Sobral from Portugal
Publish Time: 2017-05-14 02:49:00
Salvador Sobral from Portugal won the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, with the song Amar Pelos Dois. This is his winning performance together with his sister Luísa.The 2017 ESC was held in Kyiv, Ukraine.
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TONIGHT: The Grand Final of Eurovision 2017
Publish Time: 2017-05-13 10:00:00
The Grand Final of 2017 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) will be held on May 13, at Kyiv's International Exhibition Centre. Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will air the musical event live, starting from 23:00 (local time).26 acts will compete for the trophy and the right to host the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.The List of participants:1. Israel - IMRI, with the song - I Feel Alive 2. Poland - Kasia Moś, with the song - Flashlight 3. Belarus - Naviband, with the song - Story of My Life 4. Austria - Nathan Trent, with the song - Running On Air 5. Armenia - Artsvik, with the song - Fly With Me 6. The Netherlands - OG3NE, with the song - Lights and Shadows 7. Moldova - Sunstroke Project, with the song - Hey Mamma 8. Hungary - Joci Pápai, with the song - Origo 9. Italy - Francesco Gabbani, with the song - Occidentali's Karma 10. Denmark - Anja, with the song - Where I Am 11. Portugal - Salvador Sobral, with the song - Amar Pelos Dois
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Second Semi-Final of 2017 ESC was Held
Publish Time: 2017-05-12 01:11:00
The Grand Finalists of Eurovision 2017 are now known.The Second Semi-Final of 2017 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) was held on May 11, at Kyiv's International Exhibition Centre. 18 countries took part in the Second Semi-final in order to qualify for 10 places available in Saturday's final. And the qualifiers were announced:BelarusBulgariaCroatiaHungaryDenmarkRomaniaIsraelNorwayThe NetherlandsAustriaThe First Semi-Final took place on May 9. The ten qualifiers from First Semi-Final were announced: Moldova, Azerbaijan, Sweden, Greece, Portugal, Poland, Armenia, Australia, Cyprus, Belgium.Based on rules of the competition, the host country Ukraine and the "Big 5" countries Germany, Great Britain, France, Spain and Italy are automatically qualified for the final.Tamara Gachechiladze, Georgian entrant at 2017 ESC dropped out of the race in the First Semi-final of the 2017 ESC.(eurovision.tv)
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Second Semi-Final of 2017 ESC to take place, tonight
Publish Time: 2017-05-11 12:08:00
The Second Semi-Final of 2017 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) will be held on May 11, at Kyiv's International Exhibition Centre. Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will air the musical event live, starting from 23:00 (local time).18 countries will take part in the Second Semi-final in order to qualify for 10 places available in Saturday's final. SerbiaAustriaFYR MacedoniaMaltaRomaniaThe NetherlandsHungaryDenmarkIrelandSan MarinoCroatiaNorwaySwitzerlandBelarusBulgariaLithuaniaEstoniaIsraelThe First Semi-Final took place on May 9. The ten qualifiers from First Semi-Final were announced: Moldova, Azerbaijan, Sweden, Greece, Portugal, Poland, Armenia, Australia, Cyprus, Belgium.Tamara Gachechiladze, Georgian entrant at 2017 ESC dropped out of the race in the First Semi-final of the 2017 ESC.Based on rules of the competition, the host country Ukraine and the "Big 5" countries Germany, Great Britain, France, Spain and Italy are automatically qualified for the final.
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Mariam Mamadashvili was invited in 2017 ESC, as special guest
Publish Time: 2017-05-10 20:48:00
Mariam Mamadashvili winner of the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) has been invited in the 2017 ESC, as a special guest. Georgian contender - Mariam Mamadashvili won the 2016 JESC, with the entry song "Mzeo" (Sun).Georgia has won the JESC, a record three times.Earlier, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) have confirmed that Georgia will host the 15th Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The 2017 JESC will take place on Sunday, November 26. The competition will be held in the Tbilisi Sports Palace.Kyiv is hosting the 2017 ESC. The first semi-final took place on May 9. The Second semi-final will be held on May 11, with the grand final on Saturday May 13.Tamara Gachechiladze, Georgian entrant at 2017 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) will not sing in the final of the musical competition, to be held at Kyiv's International Exhibition Centre on May 13. She dropped out of the race in the First Semi-final of the 2017 ESC on May 9.
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Georgian Contender of 2017 ESC Dropped out of Race
Publish Time: 2017-05-10 01:13:00
Tamara Gachechiladze, Georgian entrant at 2017 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) will not sing in the final of the musical competition, to be held at Kyiv's International Exhibition Centre on May 13. She dropped out of the race in the First Semi-final of the 2017 ESC on May 9. Gachechiladze’s song Keep the Faith was not qualified in the best 10 songs in the 2017 semi-final held at Kyiv's International Exhibition Centre.18 countries took part in the First Semi-final in order to qualify for 10 places available in Saturday's final. The ten qualifiers from the First Semi-Final were announced. And the qualifiers are...MoldovaAzerbaijanSwedenGreecePortugalPolandArmeniaAustraliaCyprusBelgiumThe  second Semi-Final will be held on May 11. 18 countries will compete for 10 places in the Grand Final, as well. Based on rules of the competition, the host country Ukraine and the "Big 5" countries Germany, Great Britain, France, Spain and Italy are automatically qualified for the final.
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Georgian Contender in the First Semi-Final of 2017 ESC - Backstage
Publish Time: 2017-05-10 00:09:00
Tamara Gachechiladze - Georgian participant of 2017 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) performed in the First Semi-Final of the contest at Kyiv's International Exhibition Centre, tonight.Georgian Delegation and Georgian Contender before the performance in the First Semi-Final - Backstage
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Georgian Contender performed in the First Semi-Final of 2017 ESC
Publish Time: 2017-05-09 23:25:00
Tamara Gachechiladze - Georgian participant of 2017 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) performed in the First Semi-Final of the contest at Kyiv's International Exhibition Centre, tonight.18 countries will compete for 10 places in the Grand Final.The running order of the First Semi-Final contenders:1.Sweden2.Georgia3.Australia4.Albania5.Belgium6.Montenegro7.Finland8.Azerbaijan9.Portugal10.Greece11.Poland12.Moldova13.Iceland14.Czech Republic15.Cyprus16.Armenia17.Slovenia18.LatviaThe  second Semi-Final will be held on May 11. 18 countries will compete for 10 places in the Grand Final, as well.Based on rules of the competition, the host country Ukraine and the "Big 5" countries Germany, Great Britain, France, Spain and Italy are automatically qualified for the final.The Grand Final of the 2017 ESC will take place on Saturday 13th May in Kyiv, Ukraine.
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Tamara Gachechiladze performed in the First Semi-Final of 2017 ESC
Publish Time: 2017-05-09 23:17:00
Tamara Gachechiladze - Georgian participant of 2017 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) performed in the First Semi-Final of the contest at Kyiv's International Exhibition Centre, tonight. 18 countries will compete for 10 places in the Grand Final. The running order of the First Semi-Final contenders:1.Sweden2.Georgia3.Australia4.Albania5.Belgium6.Montenegro7.Finland8.Azerbaijan9.Portugal10.Greece11.Poland12.Moldova13.Iceland14.Czech Republic15.Cyprus16.Armenia17.Slovenia18.LatviaThe  second Semi-Final will be held on May 11. 18 countries will compete for 10 places in the Grand Final, as well. Based on rules of the competition, the host country Ukraine and the "Big 5" countries Germany, Great Britain, France, Spain and Italy are automatically qualified for the final.The Grand Final of the 2017 ESC will take place on Saturday 13th May in Kyiv, Ukraine.
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First Semi-Final of 2017 ESC to take place, tonight
Publish Time: 2017-05-09 12:18:00
The First Semi-Final of 2017 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) will be held on May 9, at Kyiv's International Exhibition Centre. Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will air the musical event live, starting from 23:00 (local time). Demetre Ergemlidze and Anri Jokhadze will be the announcers of live broadcast of ESC on First Channel of GPB.Tamara Gachechiladze - Georgian participant of 2017 ESC will take part in the First Semi-Final of the contest. She was qualified as Number 2 to perform on the stage.18 countries will compete for 10 places in the Grand Final. The running order of the First Semi-Final contenders:1.Sweden2.Georgia3.Australia4.Albania5.Belgium6.Montenegro7.Finland8.Azerbaijan9.Portugal10.Greece11.Poland12.Moldova13.Iceland14.Czech Republic15.Cyprus16.Armenia17.Slovenia18.LatviaThe  second Semi-Final will be held on May 11. 18 countries will compete for 10 places in the Grand Final, as well. The Big Five and the host country are directly qualified to the final. The Grand Final of the 2017 ESC will take place on Saturday 13th May in Kyiv, Ukraine.  
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First Semi-Final of 2017 ESC to be held on May 9
Update Time: 2017-05-08 18:30:00
The First Semi-Final of 2017 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) will be held on May 9, at Kyiv's International Exhibition Centre. Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will air the musical event live, starting from 23:00 (local time). Tamara Gachechiladze - Georgian participant of 2017 ESC will take part in the First Semi-Final of the contest, to be held on May 9. She was qualified as Number 2 to perform on the stage.18 countries will compete for 10 places in the Grand Final. The running order of the First Semi-Final contenders:1.Sweden2.Georgia3.Australia4.Albania5.Belgium6.Montenegro7.Finland8.Azerbaijan9.Portugal10.Greece11.Poland12.Moldova13.Iceland14.Czech Republic15.Cyprus16.Armenia17.Slovenia18.LatviaThe  second Semi-Final will be held on May 11. 18 countries will compete for 10 places in the Grand Final, as well. The Big Five and the host country are directly qualified to the final. The Grand Final of the 2017 ESC will take place on Saturday 13th May in Kyiv, Ukraine.  
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