Georgia wins Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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Georgia has won the sixth edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest tonight. The group Bzikebi took home the trophy with the song Bzzz… getting 154 points, 19 more than the runner-up from Ukraine.

The complete results:

1 Georgia Bzikebi Bzzz… 154
2 Ukraine Victoria Petryk Matrosy 135
3 Lithuania Eglė Jurgaitytė Laiminga diena 103
4 Malta Daniel Testa Juniorswing 100
5 FYR Macedonia Bobi Andonov Prati mi SMS 93
6 Belarus Alina & Karina Sertse Belarusi 86
7 Russia Mihail Puntov Spit angel 73
8 Armenia Monika Manucharova Im ergi hnchyune 59
9 Romania Mădălina & Andrada Salvaţi planeta 58
10 Cyprus Elena Mannouri & Charis Savva Gioupi gia! 46
11 Belgium Oliver Shut up 45
12 Serbia Maja Mazić Uvek kadu nebo pogledam 37
13 Netherlands Marissa Een dag 27
14 Greece Niki Yiannouchu Kapoia nychta 19
15 Bulgaria Krestiana Kresteva Edna mechta 15

Results analysis

For the fifth time out of six contests, a country won that has never won the adult Eurovision Song Contest before (additionally, Spain won the second edition of the junior contest but has not won the adult contest since 1969), although Russia would win two years after the junior victory. With Georgia winning, it is already the fourth year in a row that a former USSR country wins (among them Belraus twice).

Along with Russia's 154 points in 2006, Georgia has received the second highest amount of points in the competition behind Spain's 171 in 2004. They have received 10.14 points per country, a remarkably high average – the highest average amount of a winning country in the adult competition since 1975, when the "12 points" were introduced", was achieved by the United Kingdom in 1976: 9.65.

Watch Georgia's winning performance at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008:

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