Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011
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|
|Selection process||National final|
|Selection date(s)||9 July 2011|
|Selected song||"Candy Music"|
|Final result||1st, 108 points|
|Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest|
Prior to the 2011 Contest, Georgia had participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest four times since its debut in 2007. They have never missed an edition of the contest, and have won at the 2008 contest.
Before Junior EurovisionEdit
Georgia selected their Junior Eurovision entry for 2011 through a national selection consisting of 9 songs, hosted by Sophio Toroshelidze. The winner was girl-group Candy, with a song "Candy Music". Candy won the jury vote and came second in the televote, with first place from the televote going to 3T. The jury consisted of: Gia Janturia, Giorgi Gachechiladze, Mamuka Megrelishvili, Maya Baratashvili, Nika Tskhertsvadze and Irina Sanikidze. 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. After the release of the competing entries, some were accused of plagiarism.
|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||—|
Artist and song informationEdit
|Genres||Electropop, dance-pop, disco house|
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.
At Junior EurovisionEdit
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". This is the fewest points a winning song has ever received.
- All countries received one set of 12 points to ensure no country finished with nul points.
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