Today GPB will broadcast the first show of its national selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Ten candidates and ten shows will make up Ranina 2020, which will be aired pre-recorded.
After the auditions, the Caucasian public broadcaster selected ten artists between the ages of 8 and 14 to compete in the children’s talent show that will decide who will represent Georgia at the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest:
- Sesili Turmanidze (სესილი თურმანიძე) 10 years old
- Veronika Shamugia (ვერონიკა შამუგია) 12 years old
- Sandra Gadelia (სანდრა გადელია) 9 years old
- Rati Gelovani (რატი გელოვანი) 10 years old
- Gio Gogiashvili (გიო გოგიაშვილი) years old
- Marita Khvedelidze (მარიტა ხვედელიძე) 11 years old
- Nikoloz Maghradze (ნიკოლოზ მაღრაძე) 10 years old
- Shio Kavsadze (შიო კავსაძე) 10 years old
- Nia Khinchikashvili (ნია ხინჩიკაშვილი) 12 years old
- Lela Kveniashvili (ლელა კვენიაშვილი) 10 years old
The recordings of Ranina 2020 started at the beginning of the year and were later interrupted due to the Covid19 situation. The format consists of four rounds, each divided into two different shows. A total of five contestants will reach the semifinals, but only three of them will go through to the final.
At each gala, the jury panel, whose members will change every week, will give each contestant different marks according to four skills rated during the participant’s performances: voice, acting, artistic and collaborative skills. In the end, there will be a ranking based on the average of all four marks of each candidate.
The ones in charge of conducting each show are the renowned pianist David Aladashvili, whose training was held at the Juilliard music school and is a winner of many international awards, also known for participating in campaigns to help children learn skills musicals; and Lika Evgenidze, a well-known Georgian actress and host.
The winner of Ranina will work on the song with a team selected by GPB and will go on to represent Georgia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
You can watch Ranina every Friday until 13th November at 20.00 CET on GPB.