The fifth season of Ranina, the preselection used by Georgian broadcaster GPB to decide its artist for Junior Eurovision 2022 will begin shortly.
After the auditions, the Caucasian public broadcaster has selected ten artists between the ages of 9 and 14 to compete in the children’s talent show that will decide who will represent Georgia at the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Yerevan.
These are the ten candidates willing to represent Georgia in Junior Eurovision 2022:
- Alisa Parulava (ალისა ფარულავა) 13 years old
- Ana Kereselidze (ანა კერესელიძე) 11 years old
- Barbare Kokashveli (ბარბარე ქოქაშველი) 11 years old
- Vache Ghviniashvili (ვაჩე ღვინიაშვილი) 11 years old
- Paro Chkareuli (პარო ჩქარეული) 12 years old
- Mariam Bigvava (მარიამ ბიგვავა) 11 years old
- Nino Gazdeliani (ნინო გაზდელიანი) 12 years old
- Oto Bazerashvili (ოთო ბაზერაშვილი) 12 years old
- Sandro Kvachadze (სანდრო კვაჭაძე) 11 years old
- Nikoloz Kharati (ნიკოლოზ ხარათი) 11 years old
Ranina’s format lasts approximately three months. It consists of four rounds, each divided into two different shows. A total of five contestants will reach the semifinals, and then three of them will be the finalists.
The winner of the final will be, as expected, the Georgian representative at the 20th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which is expected to take place in December at the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex in Yerevan, Armenia.
At each gala, the jury gives a series of scores under four categories to each contestant: voice, acting, artistic and collaborative skills. The classification of each show is based on the average of the scores of each candidate.
GEORGIA AT JUNIOR EUROVISION
Georgia’s debut in Junior Eurovision was in 2007, the year of their Eurovision first participation. A national final determined that Mariam Romelashvili would be in charge of carrying the Georgian flag with ‘Odelia ranuni,’ song that earned her the fourth place in the contest. Since then, they have won the contest three times: in 2008, 2011 and 2016, which means they’re the most successful country until the date.
Last year Nikoloz Kajaia represented the country with her song “Let’s Count The Smiles”, finishing 4th with 163 points.