Georgia is gearing up to host 16 countries participating in the 15th Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Tbilisi. Whilst the country has never won the Eurovision Song Contest, it scored a record third victory in Junior Eurovision last year. Now Georgia is ready to Shine Bright!
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest started in 2003 with Georgia making its debut in 2007, the same year that the country first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2008 the country scored its first victory with the unusual Bzz.. performed by Bzikebi. Georgia repeated this success in 2011 with the song Candy Music performed by Candy. The 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest was won by Mariam Mamadashvilli with Mzeo, providing Georgia with the record of most victories in Junior Eurovision.
Hoping to continue in their success after a win at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Portugal return to the Junior Eurovision stage after a 10-year absence, having last competed in 2007.