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Giorgi Rostiashvili wins Ranina to Represent Georgia at Junior Eurovision 2019!

It’s Independence Day in Georgia, and at a large concert event in Tbilisi’s First Republic Square, 12-year-old Giorgi Rostiashvili has been selected to represent Georgia at Junior Eurovision 2019 in Gliwice, Poland. Rotiashvili’s victory caps a marathon eleven week selection process on the talent show Ranina, which was also used in 2018 to select Tamar Edilashvili. Georgia has the most …

Junior Eurovision: Three Advance to Ranina Final!

Ana Berishvili, Anastasia Garsevanishvili, and Giorgi Rotiashvili are the three young hopefuls going forward to next Sunday’s Final of Ranina, the TV talent show being used to select Georgia’s representative for Junior Eurovision 2019 in Gliwice, Poland. There will no doubt be some controversy on social media tonight and throughout the week regarding the elimination of Nika Petriashvili, who had …

Eurovision 2019: Here are YOUR qualifiers for Semi-Final 1!

Yesterday, we asked #YOU to vote for which ten songs you’d predict to qualify for Saturday’s Eurovision final, and #YOU certainly didn’t dissapoint! We had a massive response to the poll and we are now finally ready to reveal your results! First in the readers’ poll went to Greece’s Katerine Duska, who was predicted as the team’s runner-up in this …

ESC United Semi Final 1 predictions: Australia & Greece to battle for first place

The ESC United team in Tel Aviv have watched the rehearsals many, many times and we are finally ready to reveal our predictions on who is going to qualify tonight. This was not an easy task, but Matt, Sean, Zack, David, and Fernando ranked all songs from first to last place and we then combined the results for an overall …

Tel Aviv Today: Monday, May 13 (Day Ten)

The rubber hit the road today as we embarked on the very first set of jury rehearsals for Semi-Final 1. 50% of the act’s score was determined by the performances in the Jury Rehearsal tonight, and the acts went up in the exact order they will at tomorrow night’s Semi-Final 1: 🇨🇾 Cyprus: Tamta – “Replay” 🇲🇦 Montenegro: D mol …

Eurovision 2019: Who do #YOU think will qualify from Semi-Final 1? (Poll)

The first full dress rehearsal of the first semi-final has now taken place in Expo Tel Aviv, Israel. With seventeen countries taking part, but only ten spots in the final up for grabs, we now have to start asking the difficult questions. Which ten countries are going to make it to Saturday’s show? Vote in our poll below for who …

ESC United Eurovision 2019 Rehearsals Live Stream – Semi-Final 1 1st Dress Rehearsal

Photo: Thomas Hanses (EBU)   Good afternoon, Tel Aviv. We are in the press center after taking the morning off to sleep off the late night at EuroClub and an early morning visit to the beach to kick off the very first full-length Dress Rehearsal of Semi-Final 1. Today, we will see the first run-through of the show, including the …

Junior Eurovision Roundup: Five Eliminated from Ranina, Destiny Backs Michela, and More!

The first cut is always the cruelest, and five young aspiring singers hoping to represent Georgia at Junior Eurovision 2019 in Gliwice, Poland, were eliminated, and five progressed into next week’s Semi-Final Round. This week’s episode of Ranina, the eighth after four two-day tours of musicals, Shavnabada, Quintessence, and a capella, was the first to see contestants eliminated. Ana Berishvili, …

Tel Aviv Today: Thursday May 9 (Day Six Roundup)

Firstly an apology for the somewhat delayed posting of the Day Six roundup! I’d love to claim that it was a bank holiday to blame, but in all honesty it was mere forgetfulness! Anyway, here is your roundup from yesterday so you can relive the excitement already! Day Six’s rehearsals that went underway today were for all of the performers …

Junior Eurovision Roundup: Ranina’s Final Tour Begins; Restless Spirit Jelusić; Nevena and ZENA Impress!

It has come down to this round. After three tough rounds where a lot was asked of ten young aspiring Georgian performers, we head into the fourth and final “tour” where five of the ten Junior Eurovision 2019 potential contestants will face elimination from Ranina, the reality television contest used to select their representative in Gliwice, Poland. After a musical …

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