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EBU representatives pay a visit to Georgia
Update Time: 2017-02-23 20:57:00
The representatives of European Broadcasting Union (EBU) are paying a working visit to Georgia.Jon Ola Sand, EBU Supervisor and Gert Kark, EBU TV project manager have arrived in Tbilisi to discuss the organizational issues for Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC). The meeting has been held with the representatives of the Georgia’s Public Broadcaster (GPB), including the project manager Sergi Gvarjaladze and with the Tourism Department Head Giorgi Chogovadze.Talks focused on organizational and technical issues. Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia this year.
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Running Order for the Georgian National Final Revealed
Update Time: 2017-01-10 16:00:00
The Running order of Georgian National Final participants revealed. See the result of the draw which took place in the Press Centre of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB).1. Giorgi Chikovani, with the song - Make it Right 2. Brandon Stone & Eteri Beriashvili, with the song - Heyo Song 3. Rati Durglishvili, with the song - Why 4. Andria Gvelesiani, with the song - Revolutionise 5. Alisa Danelia, with the song - We Are Eternity 6. Nutsa Buzaladze, with the song - White Horses Run 7. Maliibu, with the song - We Live Once 8. Group EOS, with the song - Urban Signs 9. Dima Kobeshavidze, with the song - Scream 10. Trio Mandili, with the song - "Me da Shen" (You and Me)11. Tamara Gachechilad
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Media Accreditation for Georgian National Final Starts
Publish Time: 2017-01-10 13:39:00
Georgian National Final will be held on January 20 at 20:00 in Tbilisi Concert Hall. Media Accreditation is available until January 15. Representatives of Media can apply via email - info@gpb.ge. 25 Participants will take part in the contest. Winner of the upcoming National Final will be chosen by professional juries and televoters. The winner in the National Final will represent Georgia at 2017 Eurovision Song Contest ( ESC). The Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Kiev this year.
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National Final of Georgia to be held on January 20
Publish Time: 2016-12-19 18:54:00
Georgian National Final of the the Eurovision Song Contest will be held on January 20 in Tbilisi Concert Hall. 25 Participants will take part in the contest. Winner of the upcoming National Final will be chosen by professional juries and televoters. The winner in the National Final will represent Georgia at 2017 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC). The Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Kiev this year.
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Submission Period for Georgian National Selection Ended - 28 Applications Received
Publish Time: 2016-12-09 12:50:00
Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) announced national selection process to choose a Georgian representative for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The submission period for the Georgian National Selection ended. 28 applications have been received. Professional Singers - Soloists and Groups from across Georgia were encouraged to apply from November 7 until December 7.28 participants instead of 27 - Sabina Chantouria sent aplication before the deadline of National selection terms, however, for some reasons, GPB received it late. Contenders list is as follows:1. Nanuka Giorgobiani 2. Giorgi Chikovani3. Davit Shanidze4. Trio Mandili5. Ancho Dolidze6. Elene Mikiashvili7. Andria Gvelesiani8. Group The Mins9. Alisa Danelia10. Rati Durglishvili11. Brandon Stone & Eteri Beriashvili12. Tornike Kipiani 13. Group EOS14. Dima Kobeshavidze 15. Maliibu16. Group Asea Sool17. Natia Bidzinashvili18. MISHO19. Ani Kekua20. Tamara Gachechiladze21. Oto Nemsadze & Group Limbo22. Mariam Chachkhiani23. Nutsa Buzaladze24. Group Sparkle25. Nino Basharuli
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Accepting Applications has Completed in Georgia
Publish Time: 2016-12-08 17:10:00
Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) announced national selection process to choose a Georgian representative for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The submission period for the Georgian National Selection ended.Professional Singers - Soloists and Groups from across Georgia were encouraged to apply from November 7 until December 7.27 applications have been received. Contenders list is as follows:1. Nanuka Giorgobiani  2. Giorgi Chikovani3. Davit Shanidze 4.  Trio Mandili5. Ancho Dolidze6. Elene Mikiashvili 7. Andria Gvelesiani 8. Group The Mins9. Alisa Danelia 10. Rati Durglishvili 11. Brandon Stone & Eteri Beriashvili 12. Tornike Kipiani 13. Group EOS14. Dima Kobeshavidze  15. Maliibu16. Group Asea Sool17. Natia Bidzinashvili 18. MISHO19. Ani Kekua20. Tamara Gachechiladze21. Oto Nemsadze & Group Limbo22. Mariam Chachkhiani 23. Nutsa Buzaladze24. Group Sparkle25. Nino Basharuli26. Temo Sajaia 27. Mariko Lejava
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Winner of 2016 JESC Back to Georgia
Publish Time: 2016-11-22 04:53:00
Mariam Mamadashvili, winner of the 2016 JESC and Georgian Delegation are back to Tbilisi from Valletta, Malta. Friends hosted the winner at Tbilisi International Airport upon return.Immediately after Mariam Mamadashvili returned GPB caught up with the young singer for an exclusive interview live at Tbilisi International Airport. Mariam Mamadashvili has won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) 2016, held in Valletta, Malta on 20 November, with the song Mzeo (Sun). It's the 3rd time Georgia have won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest following wins in 2011 and 2008, all with the same songwriter, Giga Kukhianidze.
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Mariam Mamadashvili Back to Tbilisi
Publish Time: 2016-11-22 04:22:00
Mariam Mamadashvili, winner of the 2016 JESC and Georgian Delegation are back to Tbilisi from Valletta, Malta. Friends hosted the winner at Tbilisi International Airport upon return. Mariam Mamadashvili has won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) 2016, held in Valletta, Malta on 20 November, with the song Mzeo (Sun).17 countries took part in the 14th edition of the annual singing competition for children between the ages of 9 and 14.It's the 3rd time Georgia have won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest following wins in 2011 and 2008, all with the same songwriter, Giga Kukhianidze.
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Georgia wins Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016
Update Time: 2016-11-21 20:55:00
Mariam Mamadashvili from Georgia has won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) 2016, held in Valletta, Malta on 20 November, with the song Mzeo (Sun).17 countries took part in the 14th edition of the annual singing competition for children between the ages of 9 and 14, hosted by Maltese Member PBS in the Mediterranean Conference Centre.It's the 3rd time Georgia have won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest following wins in 2011 and 2008, all with the same songwriter, Giga Kukhianidze.
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Georgia won 2016 JESC, with 239 points
Update Time: 2016-11-21 12:19:00
Georgian contender - Mariam Mamadashvili won the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC), with the entry song "Mzeo" (Sun).Georgia scored a total of 239 points from the international expert and the kids juries plus the result from the Expert Panel. Armenia's Anahit and Mary finished second with 232 points with Italy's Fiamma Boccia in third place with 209 points.It's the third time that Georgia has won the competition, setting a new record for Junior Eurovision. Georgia won the contest in 2008 and in 2011.The 14th edition of JESC was held in Malta. The final took place in Valletta’s Mediterranean Conference Centre on November 20. Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) provided live transmission of the popular musical show.
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Georgia wins 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Publish Time: 2016-11-21 10:00:00
Georgian contender - Mariam Mamadashvili won the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC), with the entry song "Mzeo" (Sun).Georgia scored a total of 239 points from the international expert and the kids juries plus the result from the Expert Panel. Armenia's Anahit and Mary finished second with 232 points with Italy's Fiamma Boccia in third place with 209 points.It's the third time that Georgia has won the competition, setting a new record for Junior Eurovision. Georgia won the contest in 2008 and in 2011.The 14th edition of JESC was held in Malta. The final took place in Valletta’s Mediterranean Conference Centre on November 20. Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) provided live transmission of the popular musical show.
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Giorgi Kvirikashvili Congratulated the Winner of 2016 JESC
Publish Time: 2016-11-20 22:42:00
Giorgi Kvirikashvili, acting Prime Minister congratulated the winner of 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest Mariam Mamadashvili. Mariam Mamadashvili has won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) 2016, held in Valletta, Malta on 20 November, with the song Mzeo (Sun).17 countries took part in the 14th edition of the annual singing competition for children between the ages of 9 and 14, hosted by Maltese Member PBS in the Mediterranean Conference Centre.It's the 3rd time Georgia have won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest following wins in 2011 and 2008, all with the same songwriter, Giga Kukhianidze.
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An Emotional Entry of Mariam Mamadashvili - Winner of Junior Eurovision 2016
Publish Time: 2016-11-20 22:37:00
Georgian contender - Mariam Mamadashvili won the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC), with the entry song "Mzeo" (Sun). Georgia scored a total of 239 points. The winner of Junior Eurovision 2016 Mariam Mamadashvili sang once again, together with the other participants of JESC 2017. Immediately after Mariam Mamadashvili's winning reprise, the young singer gave an  interview live on the Junior Eurovision stage. "I feel really great, I don't have any words", said an emotional Mariam. She sent her love and best wishes to the people of Georgia; "thank you all, I love you all, thank you!"When asked if she had anything to say to the other participants she was visibly moved. "I love you all, you have beautiful voices, all of you and you have great songs", she said before having a group hug on the stage.
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Interview with Mariam Mamadashvili - Winner of Junior Eurovision 2016
Publish Time: 2016-11-20 22:27:00
Georgian contender - Mariam Mamadashvili won the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC), with the entry song "Mzeo" (Sun). Georgia scored a total of 239 points. Immediately after Mariam Mamadashvili's winning reprise, the young singer gave an  interview live on the Junior Eurovision stage. "I feel really great, I don't have any words", said an emotional Mariam. She sent her love and best wishes to the people of Georgia; "thank you all, I love you all, thank you!"When asked if she had anything to say to the other participants she was visibly moved. "I love you all, you have beautiful voices, all of you and you have great songs", she said before having a group hug on the stage.Right after the live broadcast of the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest a press conference took place.The winners' Press Conference started with the Awards Ceremony for the top three acts in this year's Junior Eurovision Song Contest: Georgia's Mariam, Armenia's Anahit & Mary and Italy's Fiamma. Mariam Mamadashvili from Georgia talked about the Junior Eurovision Song Contest: "I've been watching this contest since I was 6 and I couldn't imagine that this would happen to me one day". It took some time for the news that she had won to sink in. "It took me a lot of time to realise, they told me to go up on stage and there the presenters asked me to sing my song again, and when I started is the moment when I realised I had won so I cried!". Mariam then sent a message in Georgian to everyone that accompanied her through this journey.The floor was opened to questions from the press and Mariam was asked Did she dream of winning the contest? "I actually didn't think about that. I've been thinking about all those people I'm gonna meet here, the great experience it would be and, only for one minute I thought "what if...?" and that's it"! As the winner, what would Mariam like to tell the other kids in the contest? "That I love their songs, I love them all ...I really love you guys! You're my best friends!".Mariam Mamadashvili thanked the writer of the song Mzeo (Sun), Giga Kukhianidze and the lyricist Maka Davitaia.(junioreurovision.tv)
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Mariam Mamadashvili wins 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Update Time: 2016-11-20 21:25:00
Georgian contender - Mariam Mamadashvili won the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC), with the entry song "Mzeo" (Sun).Georgia scored a total of 239 points from the international expert and the kids juries plus the result from the Expert Panel. Armenia's Anahit and Mary finished second with 232 points with Italy's Fiamma Boccia in third place with 209 points.It's the third time that Georgia has won the competition, setting a new record for Junior Eurovision. Georgia won the contest in 2008 and in 2011.The 14th edition of JESC was held in Malta. The final took place in Valletta’s Mediterranean Conference Centre on November 20. Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) provided live transmission of the popular musical show.
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2016 JESC to be held on November 20
Publish Time: 2016-11-20 13:28:00
The 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) will be held on November 20. Malta is hosting JESC this year. Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will air the musical event live, starting from 19:00 (local time).Mariam Mamadashvili, Georgian contender of 2016 JESC, will perform on the stage as Number 17. Mariam will sing "Mzeo"(Sun).JESC proved successful for GPB. Georgia won the contest twice in 2008 and in 2011. 
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Mans Zelmerlöw from Sweden won 2015 ESC
Publish Time: 2015-05-24 21:06:00
Mans Zelmerlöw from Sweden won the 2015 edition of Europe's Favourite TV Show with the song Heroes. Sweden will host the eurovision song contest, next year.The final outcome was decided by a 50:50 split between professional juries and televoting from all 40 participants. In second place was Polina Gagarina from Russia with A Million Voices. In third place was Il Volo from Italy with Grande Amore. The First Channel of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) provided live transmission of the popular musical show.Nina Sublati, Georgian contender of 2015 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) ranked the 11th place in the final of the popular musical event, which was held at Wiener Stadthalle of Austria’s capital Vienna on May 23. Sublati performed the song Warrior.Georgia took part in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2007, when Sopho Khalvashi ranked the 12th with her song “My Story”. In 2008 Diana Ghurtskaya improved that accomplishment by one position, reaching the 11th place with “Peace Will Come.” In 2009 "Stephane & 3G “with the play on words song “Put In Disco” were selected to represent the Georgian entry to the ESC through Georgia’s national competition. Georgia announced its decision to withdrawal from ESC 2009. Sofia Nizharadze, Georgian contender at the 2010 ESC ranked the 9th place in Oslo, Norway. Eldrine, band representing Georgia at Eurovision Song Contest 2011 ended the contest with the 9th place in Düsseldorf, Germany. Anri Jokhadze, Georgian participant of 2012 Eurovision Song Contest dropped out of the contest. Anri’s entry 'I'm a Joker' was not qualified in the best 10 songs in the second semi-final held at Crystal Hall in Baku.Sophie Gelovani and Nodiko Tatishvili, Georgian contenders of the 2013 ESC ranked the 15th place, with the song "Waterfall".The Shin & Mariko, Georgian entrants of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) dropped out of the contest from semi-final which was held held in Copenhagen, Denmark.(eurovision.tv)
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Georgian contender of 2015 ESC Nina Sublatti in finals
Publish Time: 2015-05-23 20:40:00
Nina Sublatti, Georgian contender of 2015 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) will perform in finals of the popular musical event which will take place tonight in Vienna, Austria. A Fan Club to support Nina Sublatti is opened at Turtle Lake in outskirts of Tbilisi. The First Channel of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will provide live transmission of the show starting 23:00 Tbilisi time. Georgians living abroad will have the opportunity to support Nina Sublatti.  Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili commented about the finals of 2015 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) which will take place tonight in Vienna, Austria.  On his Facebook page Gharibashvili requested Georgians living abroad to support Nina Sublatti, Georgian contender of 2015 ESC. He said support expressed to Sublatti served as support of Georgia.  Sublatti performed in the first semi-final on May 19 and qualified for the best ten performers based on results of voting of European audience and assessments of competent jury. Sublatti appeared on stage with the song “Warrior.” The message of Georgia to Europe was the element of Georgian female warrior. The 60th jubilee competition of ESC is being held at Wiener Stadthalle of Austria’s capital Vienna. A total of 40 countries are taking part in 2015 ESC. The second semi-final was held on May 21. Based on rules of the competition, the host country and G5 (Germany, Great Britain, France, Spain and Italy) automatically qualify for the final.
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Nina Sublatti to sing in finals of 2015 ESC
Update Time: 2015-05-23 16:57:00
Nina Sublatti, Georgian contender of 2015 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) will perform in finals of the popular musical event, which will take place tonight. A Fan Club to support Nina Sublatti is opened at “Otium” Club in Tbilisi.Sublatti performed in the first semi-final on May 19 and qualified for the best ten performers based on results of voting of European audience and assessments of competent jury. Sublatti appeared on stage with the song “Warrior.” The message of Georgia to Europe was the element of Georgian female warrior. The 60th jubilee competition of ESC is being held at Wiener Stadthalle of Austria’s capital Vienna. The First Channel of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will provide live transmission of the show starting 23:00 Tbilisi time. Georgians living abroad will have the opportunity to support Nina Sublatti.  A total of 40 countries are taking part in 2015 ESC. The second semi-final was held on May 21. Based on rules of the competition, the host country and G5 (Germany, Great Britain, France, Spain and Italy) automatically qualify for the final.
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Georgian PM comments about Eurovision final
Publish Time: 2015-05-23 12:38:00
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili commented about the finals of 2015 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) which will take place tonight in Vienna, Austria.  On his Facebook page Gharibashvili requested Georgians living abroad to support Nina Sublatti, Georgian contender of 2015 ESC. He said support expressed to Sublatti served as support of Georgia.  
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