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Georgia: Giorgi Rostiashvili to perform “We Need Love” at Junior Eurovision 2019!

For all those Junior Eurovision fans who were complaining that the contest was being inundated by slickly produced songs appropriate for adult performers, Giorgi Rostiashvili has just the song for you – a fun, jazzy, kid-friendly number titled “We Need Love.” (Or “We Want Love,” or “We Need a Love,” depending on translation.) “We Need Love” was written by famed …

Eurovision This Decade: Georgia

All opinions expressed in this article are those of the editor quoted and do not necessarily represent those of ESC United as a whole. Hello and welcome back to Eurovision This Decade! The series where we as a team here at ESC United look back at the decade just gone and review each country’s Eurovision journey and the great entries …

Georgia: Idol Jury announced for upcoming Eurovision 2020 selection!

Last week, Georgian Public Broadcasting (GPB) outlined its rules for the forthcoming season of საქართველოს ვარსკვლავი (Star of Georgia), the Georgian franchise of the Idol series. And this morning, TV-1 announced the four jury members who will be overseeing the three episode audition phase, and who will be critiquing and mentoring the ten finalists for Georgian Idol, the method of …

Wales: Junior Eurovision 2019 National Selection Preview

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. Yesterday was a traumatic day for a household such as mine where both Wales and Georgia are represented. In their Pool D game in the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Wales crushed Georgia 43 …

Final Junior Eurovision 2019 Lineup Announced by EBU!

[AdSense-B] With Polish public broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP) formally, though expectedly, inviting Kazakhstan, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has finalized and announced the nineteen countries that will participate at Junior Eurovision 2019 in Gliwice, Poland on Sunday, November 24, 2019. EBU’s Executive Supervisor of Eurovision Jon Ola Sand said in a statement, “We are delighted to welcome talented young performers …

Georgian Idol Seeking Entries for Eurovision 2020

[AdSense-B] Before Oto Nemsadze was announced the winner of Georgian Idol and sent to Tel Aviv for Eurovision 2019, Georgia’s TV-1 announced that Georgian Idol was a ratings bonanza. So it comes as no surprise that Georgian Idol will again be used as the method of selection for the artist to represent Georgia at Eurovision 2020 in [as-yet-undetermined-city-but-we-are-doing-tours-of-these-cities], the Netherlands. …

Ranina 2018 Semi-Finalist Wins The Voice Kids of Ukraine!

[AdSense-B] With the likes of Natia Todua, the brothers Nemsadze (Eurovision 2019 entrant Oto Nemsadze and his talented brother and Georgian Idol 2019 co-participant Beso Nemsadze), and more winning the Idols, X-Factors, Voices, and [Insert Country Here] Got Talent, Georgians have yet another reason to boast as another native son or daughter has crushed the talent contest of another country. …

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

[AdSense-B] 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 …

Junior Eurovision: Three Advance to Ranina Final!

[AdSense-B] 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 …

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