Georgia’s 1TV, owned and operated by Georgian Public Broadcasting (GPB), confirmed today that Ranina had been renewed for a sixth season, and that the popular children’s television show would again be used as a national selection for Georgia’s representative at Junior Eurovision.

According to 1TV’s post, “Ranina is looking for participants of the sixth season! If you are 8-13 years old and want to be a representative of Georgia in 2023 Children’s Eurovision, from December 15 to January 5… fill out the application below.”

The application for Ranina can be completed HERE.

Ranina is a grueling contest, with ten contestants every year performing a range of styles across various “tours.” An annual highlight is the Shavnabada tour, where each contestant is asked to lead the famed Georgian choral group. Other “tours” usually include a kids’ movie or TV show theme, musicals, duets with Georgian Eurovision contestants or famous Georgian singers, and an acapella challenge with a group like The Quintessence.

Ranina typically has four tours or rounds, with the kids scored by three judges every round. The four or five with the highest scores move on to the Semi-Final, and the top three move on to The Grand Final.

The winner of this season of Ranina will likely travel to France as they have first option on hosting due to Lissandro’s “Oh maman!” winning Junior Eurovision 2022.

Mariam Bigvava posted Georgia’s best result since 2017 and in the Ranina era by coming in 3rd with “I Believe.” Georgia came in 2nd with the Jury vote, though 12th with the online vote.

Georgia holds the most Junior Eurovision wins, having taken the trophy in 2008, 2011, and 2016.

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