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Georgia: What is Mariam Mamadashvili up to these days?

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Mariam Mamadashvili charmed a lot of people when she won the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest for Georgia with the beautiful song, Mzeo. Her powerful and crystal clear vocals won the hearts of the judges and public in Malta and around the world.

So, what is Mariam up to these days? Well she is currently residing in the USA and is studying at the Broadway Method Academy.

Earlier this year Mariam performed in a Broadway production of the popular musical, Annie, where she played the character, Daffy. For those of us who remember Mariam singing Mzeo, a lot of us imagined her to go on and perform in musicals and this was a great experience for her performing and learning from some of the best Broadway stars.

Most recently Mariam audition for a part in the musical Xanadu, and she has been chosen to play the lead role of Kira. She is currently very busy with rehearsals. She even has to dance and sing whilst on roller skates. Certainly a big challenge but I am sure Mariam will ‘nail it’. Xanadu will run on 10, 11, 12 May.

Mariam will perform on 6 May at a classical music evening in New York City. The classical Italian artist, Alessandro Benigni will play the piano for Mariam. So, she is showing much versatility with her singing (show music, pop and classical).

Mariam also auditioned to take part in the HBO Movie, The Plot Against America. She was chosen for a small role. It is going to be big production, so, she is really excited to be taking part in this project too.

As you can see Mariam is a very busy girl and of course she has to do her important school studies along side her singing and acting. She is doing a great job. Good luck to Mariam. I am sure we will be hearing a lot more of her in the near future.

Let us look back at Mariam’s memorable performance at the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Mzeo below.

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Eurovision.TV sent out a press release over the 2017 Junior Eurovision song contest.

Artists of 16 countries – Albania, Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Cyprus, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, The Netherlands and Ukraine will perform in Georgia on November 26th 2017.

A new online voting format will be introduced to this year’s song contest, alongside the Jury vote, allowing viewers across the world to cast votes for their favourite artists.

A change of venue will see the Junior Eurovision Song Contest take place at the Olympic Palace in Tbilisi.

Here is the full press release

9 August 2017 – Young stars from across Europe will eagerly make their way to Tbilisi, Georgia this November, as it is announced that 16 hopeful participants will perform at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017. For the first time ever, a new voting structure will be introduced to allow viewers from around the world to vote online for their favourite artists.

Hoping to continue in their success after a win at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Portugal have returned to the Junior stage after a 10-year absence, having last competed in 2007. They will join past winners Armenia, Belarus, Italy, Malta, Russia and Ukraine in the Georgian capital along with other 2016 participants Albania, Australia, Cyprus, FYR Macedonia, Ireland, Poland, Serbia and The Netherlands. Completing the 16-strong line up will be host country Georgia, who triumphed during last year’s contest in Malta.

Georgia’s public broadcaster GPB will host the event at the modern 4,000-seat Olympic Palace in Tbilisi which was considered more suitable than the previously announced Sports Palace for its numerous facilities for delegations, media and fans.

All eyes will be on Georgian capital Tbilisi, with its rich arts and cultural heritage, for the 15th Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which has been organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and a member host broadcaster every year since 2003. The event, showcasing talented artists aged 9-14, will take place on Sunday, 26 November 2017 16:00-18:00 CET.

In a brand new change to the voting system, audience online voting will be available this year and will initially open from Friday (24/11) to Sunday (26/11). Viewers who would like to vote will be required to watch a recap of all songs, before entering the voting platform on the JESC official website. After this, voters will also have the option to watch longer 1-minute clips from each participant’s rehearsal. This first round of voting will stop on Sunday (26/11) at 15:59 CET.

During the live show, online voting will start again after the last performance and will be open for 15 minutes. The final audience result will be a combination of both pre-show and live voting rounds, accounting for 50% of the total vote.

Jon Ola Sand, the EBU’s Head of Live Events and Executive Supervisor of the JESC, said ‘We are thrilled to be celebrating 15 editions of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Throughout the Contest’s history we have seen some incredibly talented children perform, some of whom are now successful artists in their own right. The new voting system is an exciting new addition that will allow millions of viewers to take part in the show once again”.

2017’s winner can look forward to a bright future with last year’s title-holder Mariam Mamadashvili already set for big things. After taking the crown in Malta during 2016, the 11 year-old Georgian singer has been taking private lessons at Broadway Method Academy and been accepted into a leading New York boutique talent agency.

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017

The following countries (and EBU Member broadcasters) will participate in the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Georgia:

Albania (RTSH)
Armenia (AMPTV)
Australia (ABC)
Belarus (BTRC)
Cyprus (CyBC)
FYR Macedonia (MKRTV)
Georgia (GPB)
Ireland (TG4)
Italy (RAI)
Malta (PBS)
Poland (TVP)
Portugal (RTP)
Russia (RTR)
Serbia (RTS)
The Netherlands (AVROTROS)
Ukraine (UA:PBC)

PR contacts
Stefano Salucci/Toby Leston
Email: press@eurovision.tv
Phone: +41 227172500

For the latest news on Junior Eurovision 2017, and further details on the voting procedure please visit the contest’s official website junioreurovision.tv.

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The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the Georgian Public Broadcaster, GPB, have today confirmed that Georgia will host the 15th Junior Eurovision Song Contest in November 2017. It is the first time that Georgia will host a Eurovision event.

11 year old Mariam Mamadashvili triumphed in November last year in Valletta, with her pitch perfect performance of Mzeo topping the table with 239 points. The EBU and GPB are pleased to reveal that as last year’s winners GPB were given first option to host the 2017 competition, and they have agreed.

Jon Ola Sand, the EBU’s Head of Live Events said; “The EBU are delighted to announce that GPB will be the host broadcaster of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017. As Georgia has won the JESC the most times we are pleased that we can finally bring Europe’s favourite youth show to a new country that has shown such dedication to the Contest. Last year’s competition showed that JESC is an invaluable platform for public service broadcasters to support their young talent, and we have full confidence that GPB will host another great show this November”.

Eurovision Georgia has won the Contest, which began in 2003, a record three times but this is the first time that the event will be held in the country. Further details concerning dates, venue, tickets and accreditation for the 2017 edition of the competition will be announced in the coming months.

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Mariam Mamadashvili and The Virus perform at special concert in Georgia

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The winner of the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest for Georgia, Mariam Mamadashvili  and the Georgian participants from 2015 Junior Eurovision, The Virus, performed at a special concert held in Kutaisi.

Mariam performed her winning song, Mzeo, and The Virus sang two songs, Gabede, their 2015 Junior Eurovision hit,  and Weekend.

Both Mariam and The Virus are part of the acclaimed Bzikebi Studio in led by Giga Kukhianidze (composer and producer). The Virus are Tako, Elee, Lizi and Data. Watch out for the brand new single and video by them coming soon.

You can see a facebook video clip of The Virus at the concert https://www.facebook.com/100001088516680/videos/1235875239792081/

Photos courtesy of Facebook/tako.gadnidze

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Mariam Mamadashvili wins the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest for Georgia

Mariam Mamadashvili {copyright: ESC Covers}
Mariam Mamadashvili {copyright: ESC Covers}

Georgia have won the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest for Mariam Mamadashvili with the song Mzeo.

Armenia finished in second place and Italy were third.

It is the third success for Georgia at Junior Eurovision and also for the composer Giga Kukhianidze and the Bzikebi Studio team.

You can see Mariam perform her winning song below.

Source: ESC Covers

Mariam Mamadashvili will sing ‘Mzeo’ for Georgia at the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Mariam Mamadashvili {copyright: GPB}

Mariam Mamadashvili will sing Mzeo for Georgia at the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The song is composed by Giga Kukhianidze and Maka Davitaia. The broadcaster GPB chose 10 years old Mariam to sing internally.

Mzeo is a beautiful song with a strong orchestral opening and then we hear Mariam’s charming vocals as she performs this beautiful ballad.

You can see Mariam perform Mzeo below.

Source: www.junioreurovision.tv; ESC Covers

Mariam Mamadashvili will represent Georgia at the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest

10 years old Mariam Mamadashvili will sing for Georgia at the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Malta in November. An expert jury decided she would be the one to fly the Georgian flag.

The composer and producer will again be Giga Kukhianidze. The song will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Source: www,junioreurovision.tv

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Mariam Mamadashvili (2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest – Georgia}