Georgia: JESC national finalists selected

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GBP, the Georgian broadcaster, has announced the participants of the country's first national final for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

A special jury comprising by Nutsa Janelidze, Maka Aroshidze, Jemal Sepiashvili, Tamar Chokhonelidze, Dato Archvadze and Tamar Kintsurashvili, GPB General Director auditioned 140 acts all over the country before they decided on the 12 finalists. The national final will take place at the Tbilisi Philharmonics Big Hall on October 5. Audio and video recordings will be prepared during the summer.

  1. Otiko Andriadze
  2. Mariam Romelashvili,
  3. Beka Chokharadze,
  4. Aneti Mikeladze,
  5. Linda Turkoshvili,
  6. Shotiko Tatishvili,
  7. Ani Ghibradze,
  8. Mari Jomardidze,
  9. Ana Siradze,
  10. Ilia Karmazanashvili,
  11. Trio – Mariam Chachkhiani, Keti Chachkhiani and Nino Gvelesiani ,
  12. Ia Orjonikidze.

Stella Floras

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