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Georgia Junior Eurovision stars unite for special performance.

Georgia’s last three Junior Eurovision contestants, Tamar Edilashvili, Giorgi Rostiashvili and Sandra Gadelia united for a special one off performance to see in the new year.

The TV special was broadcast at midnight (Georgia time) on December 31st 2020 and included many Georgian artists associated with the show ‘Ranina’

Titled  ‘New Year musical – masterpieces of film music’ the Junior contestants delivered a version of ‘Oh Happy Day’  which has featured in many films, perhaps most notably ‘Sister Act 2′ featuring Whoopie Goldberg’

Watch the Junior Eurovision stars perform below:

 

Ranina New Year special announced.

Fans of the popular Georgian Junior Eurovision selection show Ranina can look forward to a New Year Special to take us into 2021.

Airing at midnight local time and with the theme of ‘Movie music masterpieces’  the teaser trailer features many previous contestants including Tamar Edilashvili who represented the country in 2018 with ‘Your Voice’, and this years contestant Sandra Gadelia, so viewers should well expect performances by them, as well as other previous contestants.

The show will be available online here.

Check out the Teaser below.

 

Junior Eurovision Day 4 – Georgia/France/Belarus

Georgia

Sandra Gadelia representing Georgia with her song ‘You are not alone’ was the first of today’s performance teaser clips.

Sandra can be seen wearing a stunning three dimensional dress adorned with flowers which match the crowns worn by the four ballet dancers who accompany the performance on stage.

France

After a year off, The Eiffel tower makes a welcome return for France and this time it dances!

France’s staging is once again a very colorful affair with a blaze of bright pink and sky blue lighting Valentina’s energetic performance.

Belarus

Belerus seem to have chosen to recreate something similar to the music video for Arina Pehtreva’s stage performance of her Powerful and haunting song ‘Aliens’.

In the teaser, Arina can be seen wearing the same striking white coat as worn in the music video.

 

Georgia: Sandra Gadelia releases official music video for ‘You Are Not Alone’

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Sandra Gadelia has released the official music video for her song You Are Not Alone. This is the song she will represent Georgia with at the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

The music video for You Are Not Alone is beautifully filmed in a lovely Georgian ‘olde worlde’ setting. Sandra is accompanied by four female violinists, a girl keyboard player, a female drummer and a boy DJ.

Welcome back to Giga Kukhiandze, who is the composer of You Are Not Alone. Giga is man behind Georgia’s three wins at Junior Eurovision (Bzikebi in 2008 with Bzzz…, Group Candy in 2011 with Candy Music and Mariam Mamadishvili with Mzeo in 2016). Giga also composed the Georgian JESC entries by Mariam Kakhelishvili (2010 with Mari-Dari, 2012 The Funkids and Funky Lemonade, 2013 The Smile Shop and Give Me Your Smile, 2014 Lizi Pop with Happy Day and in 2015 The Virus gave us Gabede.

Sandra is just 10 years old and she has a charming and powerful voice. She won the ‘Ranina’ national selection competition in Georgia with some much acclaimed performances.

You can see the official video clip for You Are Not Alone below.

Source: ESC Covers; GPB

Sandra Gadelia wins Ranina

With the outcome of the show already known due to the release of the official Junior Eurovision album earlier in the day, The Ranina final aired this evening with Sandra Gadelia taking the trophy.

Sandra was presented with the trophy by last years winner Giorgi Rostiashvili and will compete at Junior Eurovison 2020 with the song  ‘You are not Alone’

As in previous years, each finalist performed two songs with some outstanding performances which you can watch below:

Rati Gelovani – 3rd

Maria Khvedelidze – 2nd

Sandra Gadelia – Winner

Georgia ‘Ranina’ finalists revealed

Ranina’s penultimate show aired this evening as the semi final was broadcast and the three artists who will compete in next weeks final revealed.

The five artists who won through from the themed rounds each performed this evening with Georgian artists ‘The Quintessence’.

Sandra Gadelia, Rati Gelovani and Marita Khvedelidze ultimately progressed through to next weeks final, where; if the show follows the same format of previous years, each artist will perform two songs before the winner is chosen.

Watch this evenings winning performances below.

Marita Khvedelidze

Sandra Gadelia

Rati Gelovani

Ranina Semi finalists revealed

The last themed round of ‘Ranina’ concluded this evening with the remaining five artists performing and the semi finalists being revealed.

Progressing to the semi finals are:  Sandra Gadelia  – Rati Gelovani  – Marita Khvedelidze – Nia Khinchikashvil – Shio Kavsadze

Performing this evening were:

Marita Khvedelidze – Journey To The Past –  119/120 points

Shio Kavsadze – A Million Dreams – 117/120 points

Nikoloz Maghradze – I See The Light – 113/120 points

Veronika Shamugia – Almost There – 120/120 points

Sandra Gadelia – Let It Go – 117/120 points

 

Ranina Tour 1 episode 2 airs

After setting record viewing figures for the first episode, the popular Junior Eurovision selection show ‘Ranina’ returned to Georgian screens this evening for the second show of tour 1.

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The remaining 5 contestants all performed this evening on the tour 1 theme, acoustic/duets.

With all tour 1 performances now complete, Sandra Gadelia and Rati Gelovani hold a small joint lead as we head to Tour 2.

Watch all this evenings performances below:

Marita Khvedelidze

Nikoloz maghradze

Shio kavsadze

Veronika Shamugia

Sandra Gadelia

 

Georgia Junior selection ‘Ranina’ introduces the 10 contestants

More details of the 10 contestants who will participate in the popular ‘Ranina’ show; which will select the Georgian artist to represent them at the 2020 Junior Eurovision song contest, were revealed today.

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The confirmed artists are:

Top row left to right

Cecil Thurmanidze Female 10
Veronica Shamugia Female 12
Sandra Gadelia Female 9
Rati Gelovan Male 10
Gio Gogiashvili Male 8
Marita Khvedelidze Female 11
Nikoloz Reddit Male 10

Bottom row left to right

Shio Kavsadze Male 10
Nia Khinchikashvili Female 12
Lela Kveniashvili Female 10

The show is due to begin in late March.