Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) announced that the 10 year-old Mariam Mamadashvili will represent the country at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta this November.
Young Mariam already has years of experience under her belt. She has been a singer since she was four years old. Since 2015, she has lived in the United States where she is a student at the Broadway Music Academy in Florida. Mariam will be competing in an attempt to win Georgia’s third Junior Eurovision title. The country previously won the competition in 2008 and 2011.
She was chosen through an internal selection process after GPB held open auditions. The selection jury included Nika Kocharov, who represented Georgia in Eurovision 2016 as a member of the band Young Georgian Lolitas, and Lizi Pop, who represented Georgia at Junior Eurovision 2014, which was also held in Malta. The other members of the jury were vocal coach Rusudan Bakhtadze, producer Nato Dumbadze and director Zaza Orashvili.
Mariam is currently collaborating with composer Giorgi Kukhianidze to create her song. It will be presented in the coming weeks.
Bulgaria & Netherlands
Two other Junior Eurovision countries presented its official entries last week. Bulgaria finally revealed its song for Lidia Ganeva: it is called “Magical Day” and can be seen at the bottom of this article. The Netherlands will travel to Malta with the girl group Kisses and their song “Kisses and Dancin'”, which you can watch by clicking HERE. Both artists had already been chosen at an earlier stage.