Junior Eurovision 2022: Georgia
This year Georgia is being represented at Junior Eurovision 2022 by Mariam Bigvava with the song 'I Believe'.
You can find details on the entry, the artist, ranking and comments from the Aussievision team and history of Georgia at Junior Eurovision below.
The artist: Mariam Bigvava
Mariam Bigvava is 11-years-old and has been singing since she was 7-years-old. Not only is she a singer, but she also plays some folk instruments.
The young singer has revealed that she enjoys playing football and listening to Billie Eilish, but is less of a fan of cauliflowers and tomatoes.
Mariam lives in Tbilisi with her pet parrot Shako, and a dog named Maze. She describes them as ‘funny but restless.’
Georgia once again used 'Ranina' as the selection show to choose their 2022 Junior Eurovision entry. Ten entries competed across four rounds and the six with the highest points progressed to a semi-final, and then four to a final. Jury votes determined the winner and Mariam was crowned the winner of 'Ranina' 2022.
The entry: 'I Believe'
'I Believe' was composed by Giorgi Kukhianidze with lyrics by Beni Kadagidze and Iru Khechanovi. The lyrics are in both Georgian and English languages.
Aussievision team ranking
The Aussievision team have voted for their top 10 favourite Junior Eurovision 2022 songs from 12 points to 1 point.
They have ranked Georgia as their third favourite song from this years Junior Eurovision!
'I Believe' got 12 points from Dale, Josh and Tim, 10 points from Fleur and Hayley and 8 points from Colleen, Cooper, Estelle and Stef.
Comments from the Aussievision team
"This is a really impressive entry. A well-constructed song with a powerful chorus sung by what seems a strong young performer. It may be a little mature for Junior and actually reminds me of something I might find at a Scandi national final but I am here for this." ~ Dale
"Why can’t Georgia serve as many bops in Adult Eurovision as they do in Junior?? This is my winner. Such a mature composition and great song. Catchy and the beat/melody stays with you. This would probably be a better fit for adult Eurovision and maybe they could qualify for once if they submitted this! The final 30 seconds of the song is a cut above the rest." ~ Josh
"Firstly, the music in this song is fantastic. There's a real heaviness to this song that really carries it along. It's hard to describe but it's almost eerie in its music and the way that its produced. Mariam's vocals sound incredible, and I really enjoy the tone of the song. The song has a memorable hook with its inflection on certain words in the chorus, which will help win it some votes." ~ Tim
"This is a fun song. I really like it." ~ Fleur
Georgia at Junior Eurovision
Georgia has competed at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 15 times and is one of the most successful countries at Junior Eurovision, winning three times (2008, 2011 and 2016).
Georgia has finished in the top 10 an impressive 13 times. Last year, Georgia finished in 4th place with the very catchy 'Count the Smiles'.
Junior Eurovision 2022 will be held in Yerevan on December 11, 2022 (December 12, 2022 in Australia).
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