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Ukraine Confirm Participation at Junior Eurovision 2019, Azerbaijan withdraw! [July 1, 2019 Update!]

The announcements of contestants for Junior Eurovision 2019 are coming in thick and fast, and after last week’s announcement by North Macedonia and Ukraine joined the fray with announcements this weekend, bringing the total number of entrants to 13 thus far. In a posting on Instagram, Inakshi Casting announced a casting call for Ukrainian performers age 9 to 14 to upload …

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: Albania Announces Participation!

Albania’s Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH) announced that they will be sending an entry to Junior Eurovision 2019 in Gliwice, Poland. In an announcement on Eurovision Albania’s Facebook page, RTSH said that they will again be using the Junior Fest national selection format to select their entrant. RTSH organizon përzgjedhjen e këngës përfaqsuese në Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 i cili …

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 …

Share the Joy: Junior Eurovision 2019 Slogan and Logo Revealed!

At the Junior Eurovision press conference held today in Tel Aviv, the European Broadcasting Union and Junior Eurovision 2019 host broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP) revealed this year’s slogan and logo. The press conference, with Project Manager Gert Kark, TVP Creative Director Konrad Smuga, TVP Project Coordinator Marta Piekarska, and Junior Eurovision 2018 winner Roksana Węgiel, revealed that “Share the Joy” …

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, …

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 …

Who are the juries for Eurovision 2019?

The EBU have revealed the list of juries that each country have put forward to give their points in Tel Aviv. This is of course a big deal, since 50% of the score is given by these exact same jury members. Time to do some digging and give you the facts about this year’s judges! There are a lot of …

Junior Eurovision Roundup: The Quintessence of Georgian Youth Continues, Malta Stuns the UK (again)!

It’s the second week of the Georgian movie tour this week on რანინა (Ranina), as the ten contestants are this time asked to sing songs from famous Georgian movies with the assistance of Georgian jazz sextet The Quintessence. The three female, three male sextet from Tbilisi, each possessing a unique classical singing voice, performed backup for the second batch of …

Quintessentially Georgian: Movie-themed Third Tour of Ranina kicks off

It’s the Georgian movie tour on this week and next week’s რანინა (Ranina), as the ten contestants are this time asked to sing songs from famous Georgian movies with the assistance of Georgian jazz sextet The Quintessence. The three female, three male sextet from Tbilisi, each possessing a unique classical singing voice, led five of the ten contestants this week. …

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