Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011

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Georgia participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011 which took place on 3 December 2011, in Yerevan, Armenia. Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) was responsible for organising their entry for the contest. Teen-pop group Candy was externally selected to represent Georgia with the song "Candy Music". Georgia won the contest with 108 points.

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Country Georgia
National selection
Selection processNational final
Selection date(s)9 July 2011
Selected entrantCandy
Selected song"Candy Music"
Finals performance
Final result1st, 108 points
Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
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BackgroundEdit

Prior to the 2011 Contest, Georgia had participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest four times since its debut in 2007.[1] They have never missed an edition of the contest, and have won at the 2008 contest.[2]

Before Junior EurovisionEdit

National finalEdit

Georgia selected their Junior Eurovision entry for 2011 through a national selection consisting of 9 songs, hosted by Sophio Toroshelidze.[3] The winner was girl-group Candy, with a song "Candy Music".[3] Candy won the jury vote and came second in the televote, with first place from the televote going to 3T.[3] The jury consisted of: Gia Janturia, Giorgi Gachechiladze, Mamuka Megrelishvili, Maya Baratashvili, Nika Tskhertsvadze and Irina Sanikidze.[3] The final was originally scheduled to take place on 1 June, but after the deadline for song submission was changed to 9 June, the final was pushed back to 9 July.[3] After the release of the competing entries, some were accused of plagiarism.[3]

Final – 9 July 2011[3]
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
SMS Phone Total Rank
1 Candy "Candy Music" 228 1237 1465 2nd 1
2 Shotiko Shermadini "Gzavnili" 52 479 531 6th
3 Ekaterine Goglidze "Chveni samqaro" 11 174 185 9th
4 Kate Samkharadze "Aghali dghe" 142 517 659 5th
5 Kato da Lika "Happy Day Today" 118 726 844 4th
6 Nino Kakhadze "Metsamuli vardi" 214 775 989 3rd
7 Nino Japharidze "Ahqevi khmas" 89 284 373 7th
8 Mary Tsilosani "Chemi gza" 29 326 355 8th
9 3T "Daijere" 236 1540 1776 1st 2

Artist and song informationEdit

CandyEdit

Candy
 
Candy after winning Junior Eurovision 2011
Background information
OriginTbilisi, Georgia
GenresElectropop, dance-pop, disco house
Years active2011–2012
MembersIrina Kovalenko
Ana Khanchalyan
Irina Khechanovi
Mariam Gvaladze
Gvantsa Saneblidze

The winning contestants, Candy, were an all-girl teen-pop group from Tbilisi, consisting of Irina Kovalenko, Ana Khanchalyan, Irina Khechanovi, Mariam Gvaladze and Gvantsa Saneblidze, and managed by Georgian composer Giga Kukhiadnidze and Bzikebi Studio.[4]

Preceded by Winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
2011
Succeeded by
Preceded by Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
2011
Succeeded by

Candy MusicEdit

"Candy Music" was a song recorded by Georgian teen girl group Candy, which won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011 for Georgia, scoring 108 points.[4]

At Junior EurovisionEdit

During the running order draw which took place on 11 October 2011, Georgia was drawn to perform twelfth on 3 December 2011, following Sweden and preceding Belgium.[5]

FinalEdit

During the final, Candy performed in a V formation with Irina Khechanovi at the front. They wore bright pink outfits, resembling candy. Candy won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011, receiving 108 points for their song "Candy Music".[6] This is the fewest points a winning song has ever received.

VotingEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ All countries received one set of 12 points to ensure no country finished with nul points.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. 8 December 2007. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Group Candy for Georgia!". ESCKaz. 9 July 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2011.
  4. ^ a b "About CANDY". www.junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  5. ^ Slim, Jarmo (11 October 2011). "It's here: final running order of Junior 2011!". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Final of Yerevan 2011". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 30 May 2021. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Yerevan 2011". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 30 May 2021. Retrieved 30 May 2021.