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All Five Ranina Semi-Finalists Through to Next Saturday’s Final!

We will know next week who Georgia’s representative at Junior Eurovision 2023 in Nice, France will be, but the makers of Ranina didn’t narrow down the options in today’s Semi-Finals and progressed all five young hopefuls through to next week’s Final. All five Semi-Finalists Anastasia Vasadze, Tako Tomashvili, Soso Chachua, Anastasia Berishvili and Gabriel Lomsadze remain in contention after today’s Semi-Final …

Ranina Kicks Off Georgia’s Junior Eurovision 2023 Campaign!

Georgia’s Junior Eurovision 2023 campaign got off to its start today with the first episode of Ranina, the children’s talent show that has been used to pick the country’s artist for the contest for six seasons. Five of the ten hopefuls performed this evening in a duet with a past Ranina participant, and given Iru Kchechanov’s ascendance from Junior Eurovision to Eurovision …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Tornike holds the lead heading into Georgian Idol New Year’s Eve Showdown

In tonight’s Georgian Idol semi-final Tornike Kipiani won for the fifth consecutive week, solidifying his position as the artist to beat at the grand final to be held on New Year’s Eve. Tonight’s tour theme was duets featuring Georgian Idol’s finalists from last year and Georgia’s Junior Eurovision 2017 representative Grigol Kipshidze. Tornike deployed his duet partner, last year’s runner-up …

Tornike train keeps on rolling to Rotterdam, Shengelia departs fifth elimination episode of Georgian Idol

It is officially his crown to lose as Tornike Kipiani earned his fourth leader title in a row. In a Giya Kancheli themed episode, Kipiani experimented with a classical Georgian favorite and it paid off handsomely, as Kipiani ran away with the win with 29.09% of the vote. Barbara Samkharadze came in second for the third week in a row …

Tornike makes it three in a row and Guchmanidze out after intense Georgian Idol elimination round

It was an intense live show of Georgian Idol, as Tornike Kipiani kept his cool during a stage invasion while performing a very eccentric take on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Gethsemane (I only want to say)”. No matter, though, as Tornike received the most votes for the third week in the row and did not let the bearded stage invader who …

Georgia Round-up: Tornike wins again, Ranina auditions begin!

It’s two in a row as last week’s victor Tornike Kipiani won the 3rd elimination week of Georgian Idol. In a contemporary Georgian classics themed episode, Kipiani won 21.17% of the televote with his cover of Genetic Code’s classic “Artificial Love.” Nika Kalandadze, whose twin sister Liza won an elimination round in last season’s Idol with her cover of “Artificial …

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