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Junior Eurovision 2020 Round-Up: Ranina kicks off, Soleá for Spain, Oleksandr for Ukraine

It’s been a very busy week in the world of Junior Eurovision with the 13 final countries named (though that is subject to either increase or decrease), the format of the contest being fleshed out for a world still coming to grips with economic and viral calamity, Spain announcing their entrant and Ukraine’s national selection winner being announced five days …

The Junior Eurovision Contest 2020 has been “reimagined” due to Covid-19 pandemic.

WARSAW, 8 September 2020 After months of silence, the EBU has finally unveiled their plans for the Junior Eurovision 2020, with some good news and bad news. The good news is, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place, unlike its cancelled adult counterpart. The bad news is that it won’t be a Junior Eurovision as we know it. What …

Georgia: Ranina returns on September 11th! [Updated]

Updated August 21, 2020 – Ranina will now debut on Friday, September 11, 2020, according to TV-1’s Ranina page: https://1tv.ge/show/ranina/ All references to Ranina debuting on September 4th have been removed from Ranina’s official Facebook page since our original publication. Thanks to reader Andrzej for the update. * After a COVID-19 disrupted summer, Georgia’s plans for Junior Eurovision 2020 are …

Junior Eurovision 2020: Current State of the Contest

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. After the cancellation of Eurovision 2020 and the postponement of Eurovision Young Musicians 2020 due to COVID-19, quite a few eyes turned to the Junior Eurovision contest and its preparations in the ESC …

Georgia: Barbara Samkharadze releases debut single “Ocean Side”

As the world shuts down and we begin to get to grips with and document the social distancing resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, one young artist has released her debut single, an appropriate for our times soulful piano ballad about withdrawing from a watching world and hunkering down to regroup. Titled “Ocean Side,” the self-penned song by 18-year-old Georgian Idol …

Georgia: Tornike Kipiani debuts “Take Me As I Am” on 1TV’s New Day

After a slow drip of hints and song snippets via social media, Tornike Kipiani debuted his Eurovision 2020 entry for Georgia, “Take Me As I Am,” on 1TV’s “New Day” breakfast show. 32-year-old Kipiani, who won Georgian Idol to earn the right to represent Georgia, co-wrote the song with famed Georgian producer and bassist Aleko Berdzenishvili. “Take Me As I …

Take Tornike as he is: new details emerge about Georgia’s Eurovision 2020 entry

In an interview on Georgia’s TV-1 today, Georgia’s representative at Eurovision 2020 revealed several details about his entry. 32-year-old Tornike Kipiani, who won the right to represent the Caucasus nation at Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by winning Georgian Idol on New Year’s Eve, told TV-1 that the name of his entry is “Take Me As I Am.” Tornike …

Tornike Kipiani to represent Georgia at Eurovision 2020!

Tornike Kipiani emerged victorious from a tight New Year’s Eve Georgian Idol final and earned the right to represent Georgia at Eurovision 2020. For the second year running the Idol franchise was used to select Georgia’s artist and 31-year-old Tbilisi native Kipiani, the overwhelming favorite to win after posting five successive elimination round victories, narrowly edged out 2nd place Barbara …

#YOU want Barbara Samkharadze to represent Georgia at Eurovision 2020!

The results of our poll are in, and with 44% of the vote, #YOU have named Barbara Samkharadze as your favorite to win Georgian Idol and represent Georgia at Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam. Samkharadze, who has been running a consistent and close second to overall favorite Tornike Kipiani, has received accolades for her powerful voice and stage presence. Should she …

Remembering the Eurovision stars we lost in 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, we remember and honor Eurovision stars, writers, and producers who passed away this year. Stars whose participation and performances provided so much joy to Eurovision fans at the contest and beyond. In no particular order, here are the notable Eurovision stars we lost in 2019. Kenny Lynch – United Kingdom – A Song for …

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