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Anastasia Vasadze wins Ranina and will represent Georgia at Junior Eurovision 2023

The artist has been selected among more than half a thousand artists who applied for the casting of the program.

Anastasia Vasadze has been crowned the winner of Ranina 2023 and will represent the nation at Junior Eurovision. The song with which she will try to bring the crystal microphone home will be selected internally by the GPB in the coming months and will be announced soon. With tonight’s selection, Georgia joins North Macedonia as the only other countries to have chosen their representatives for the Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place on Sunday 26 November at the Palais Nikaïa in Nice.

You can watch the performance with which the artist beat the other finalists at the gala below:

The decision was made entirely by a three-member jury composed of Sopho Toroshelidze, Nato Metonidze and Dato Tsintsadze. The panel of experts judged each of tonight’s five competing performances in four different categories: vocals, artistry, collaboration and acting. Unlike in previous stages of the pre-selection, the total breakdown of scores for each contestant was not made public.

The final gala of the sixth edition of the talent show was marked by Georgian folklore and traditional songs of the country. The 5 finalists have honoured the wide and rich musical range of the Caucasian nation by demonstrating their great artistic and vocal talents on stage and earning the applause of the audience on the set. It was also a historic event, as all the artists who participated in last Sunday’s semi-final have made it through to the final. The jury of the last semi-final forced this decision after an unusual tie due to the abysmal quality of this year’s contestants.

The full list of finalists and the songs they performed during the final gala is as follows:

Anastasia Berishvili

Chems Simgheras Vin Gaigebs

Soso Chachua


Tako Tomashvili

Isev Is Baghi

Gabriel Lomsadze


Anastasia Vasadze

Ram Shemkmna Adamianad

You can relive the thrilling finale of the show below:

Photo: GPB

The television project Ranina lands on Georgian TV screens as a method to select the national representative for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018, after 6 consecutive years of internal elections by the delegation between 2012 and 2017.

The programme, which is now in its seventh edition given its remarkable acceptance among the public, maintains the same mechanics as in previous editions. 10 young artists between the ages of 9 and 13 perform the greatest Georgian and international musical hits over 10 televised broadcasts: 4 thematic rounds consisting of 2 programmes, a semi-final with the 5 best-rated contestants after the qualifying rounds, and a final, where the overall winner of the format and eventual representative of the nation at Junior Eurovision is revealed. Traditionally, the runner-up receives the privilege of being the spokesperson for the country’s points at the festival.

The burden of judging the performers falls on a panel of 3 judges who rotate round after round. Judging is done individually in 4 different categories (vocal, acting, artistry and collaboration) on a scale of 1 to 10 points.

The young hopeful who wins this new season of the children’s talent show will become the next Georgian representative at Junior Eurovision, succeeding Mariam Bigvava and her powerful I Believe, which lifted the Caucasian country to third place in the standings at the last festival in Yerevan. Do you have your favourite contestant yet?


Georgia made its debut at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 just a few months after making its debut at the adult Eurovision Song Contest. This first entry by Mari Romelashvili and her pop-folk song Odelia Ranuni, which took a fantastic fourth place, laid the foundations for probably one of the best runs of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest that continues to this day, with 3 wins and 2 second places.

The country’s first gold medal came just a year after they first stepped on the festival stage, with the musical trio Bzikebi and their song Bzz..., sung entirely in the imaginary language. Despite this victory and the one that would come a few years later with the group Candy andthe song Candy Music, it would not be until 2017 and after Mariam Mamadashvilli ‘s triumph at the 2016 festival that Georgia would be in charge of organising an edition of Junior Eurovision.

This edition will mark the country’s seventeenth participation in the competition. Will they manage to beat the bronze medal won by Mariam Bigvava on the Yerevan stage?



The magic of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest returns to screens across Europe to unite an entire continent through music, culture, friendship and excitement for its 21st edition. A yet-to-be-determined number of young talents will take to the stage to win the coveted crystal microphone, the award for winning the Eurovision Song Contest, which was created in 2003.

Photo: EBU

The venue has been chosen as Nice, which hosts a Eurovision event for the first time from the imposing Palais Nikaia event venue following the victory of the charismatic young Lissandro on Armenian soil this December. This is the second time that France will host the music event, having done so in 2021, just two years ago. The date chosen for this new edition of the Eurofestival is Sunday 26 November, which means that the contest will no longer be held in December after two consecutive editions during the Christmas holidays. Many more details about the organisation of the festival, such as the logo and slogan, will be revealed soon.


Although it is only a few months since the last festival, many countries have confirmed their presence in this new edition, which will take place at the end of the year. Some of them have already set the wheels in motion for the selection mechanisms of their candidatures with the aim of shining brightly on stage. Who will win the crystal microphone and join the prestigious family of Junior Eurovision winners?

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