Georgia wins Junior Eurovision 2016!

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 has just finished and we have a winner: Georgia!

Georgia has won Junior Eurovision 2016 represented by Mariam Mamadashvili and the song Mzeo:

The second place has been awarded to Armenia, while Italy has become the bronze medallist of this year’s edition.

You can watch the full scoreboard below:

scoreboard

Interesting to highlight that this is the third victory of Georgia at Junior Eurovision and the composer Giga Kukhianidzde. Georgia now owns the record of victories now, so does the Georgian composer and head of Bzikebistudio.

17 talented young singers and song competed at today’s show:

  1. Ireland: Zena Donnelly – Bríce Ar Bhríce
  2. Armenia: Anahit & Mary – Tarber
  3. Albania: Klesta Qehaja – Besoj
  4. Russia: Water of Life Project – Water of Life
  5. Malta: Christina Magrin – Parachute
  6. Bulgaria: Lidia Ganeva – Magical Day
  7. F.Y.R. Macedonia: Martija Stanojkovic – Love Will Lead Our Way
  8. Poland: Olivia Wieczorek – Nie zapomnij
  9. Belarus: Alexander Minyonok – Musyka Moih Pobed
  10. Ukraine: Sofia Rol – Planer Craves For Love
  11. Italy: Fiamma Boccia – Cara Mamma – Dear Mom
  12. Serbia: Dunja Jeličić – Uh La La La
  13. Israel: Shir & Tim – Follow My Heart
  14. Australia: Alexa Curtis – We Are
  15. The Netherlands: Kisses – Kisses & Dancin’
  16. Cyprus: George Michaelides – Dance Floor
  17. Georgia: Mariam Mamadashvili – Mzeo

The overall score was be decided by a 50-50 mix of professional jury and kids jury from every participating country. For the first time, however, the competition included a panel of experts that was allocated as an additional country. This panel of judges was made up of  Mads Grimstad of Universal Music, expert show producer, Christer Bjorkman, the man behind the Swedish selection for Eurovision, Melodifestivalen and Jedward, the Irish representatives at Eurovision 2011 and 2012.

The voting time had three different parts, the results from the senior judges of all 17 countries, the results from each member of the jury panel, that made up the vote of three more countries; and the results of the kids’ jury that were announced at the end as the televoting results of this year’s Eurovision.

What do you think about this year’s winner?

Stay tuned to our social accounts for exclusive reports from the Winner’s Press Conference and After Party:

About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)

My name is Belén. I’m a musician and English teacher from Spain.

I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest). I love Eurovision because I love discovering new songs every year.

Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about (Junior) Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos, designing and editing videos, I’m very creative!

I have already traveled to Eurovision and Junior Eurovision a few times and I highly recommend it! =)

6 comments

  1. Truly DESERVED win!

  2. Truly remarkable that GEORGIA even finished dead last (17th) in your Esc+Poll but was the big winner of the Eurovision!

    • The last place on the +Poll makes sense as there were many others better songs than Georgia’s for the Eurofans to vote..
      Even myself didn’t like the georgian song much..

  3. Spectacular amazing performance
    of a good song offered
    the 3rd victory to Georgia.
    Many others countries even
    when they had better songs,
    their live performances were
    either poor or not good enough
    or at least inferior to Georgia’s.

  4. Mariam was good. Not my best but acceptable winner.
    The show however was horrible >>

  5. Mariam is good. She has a bright career ahead of her. I think the girl from Albania deserved to be in the Top 5, at least. I mean, that girl can SING. My favorite was/is Italy. She had the best song. This year we didn’t have to suffer through San Marino’s performance. I am thankful for that.

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