The host nation, Georgia, have selected 12 years old, Grigol Kipshidze, to represent them at the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Tblisi in November. Grigol was internally selected by the broadcaster, GPB.
The song will be revealed in the coming weeks. He was a finalist on the 2017 X Factor Georgia.
Georgia have won the Junior Eurovision three times.
You can see Grigol perform Earth Song by Michael Jackson on X Factor Georgia below.
Helena Meraai has been chosen to represent Belarus at the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Georgia in November with her song Ya samaja (I am). She won the top votes from the public and expert jury to earn the right to carry the Belarussian flag to Tbilis
In an outstanding show of songs of a very high standard 10 acts took to the stage.
Helena Meraai – Ya samaja Anastasiya Timofeyevich – Volshebniy svet Ruslana Panchishina – Tantsui so mnoy Elina Mataras – Ty reshaesh sam Yaroslav Sokolikov – Okean Stefaniya Sokolova – Mama Arina Pekhtereva & Anastasia Dmitrachkova – Muzyka-Vselennaja Quartet of the National Center for Children’s Creativity V. Mulyavin – Prodolzhay idti Mariya Zhilina – Vyshei Anastasiya Zhabko – Letim k mechtam
There was also an interval of top junior acts including Alexander Minyonok (2016 Belarus JESC entrant). One of the hosts of the show was Mr Cheesecake himself Teo (2014 ESC Belarus).
You can see Helena perform her winning song below.
Gianluca Cilia, who is 9 years old, has been chosen to represent Malta at the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Tbilisi, Georgia. In the Malta national final he performed the Italian song by Massimo Ranieri, Perdere L’Amore, and impressed the watching televoting public.
10 acts competed in the final where they all performed a cover song.
Polina Bogusevich won a hotly contested 21 strong contestants final and will represent Russia at the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Tbilisi, Georgia later this year. Her song is titled Kryly (Wings).
The national selection took place at the Artek International Children Centre in Crimea.
You can see Polina’s live performance of Kryly below.