JESC 2017 | The Virus are confirmed as the interval act
Georgian group The Virus have been confirmed as the interval act for Junior Eurovision 2017. The Virus, which is made up of Data Pavliashvili, Elen Kezhrishvili, Lizi Tavberidze and Tako Gagnidze, represented Georgia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with their song "Gabede", finishing in 10th place with a total of 51 points. Composer Giga Kukhianidze, who has written a lot of Georgia's songs in Junior Eurovision has teamed up with Boriko Shxiani,Ben Kadagidze, a lyr
JESC 2017 | Day 2: first rehearsals - part 2
The last 4 countries of Junior Eurovision 2017 are getting ready to take to the stage for their first rehearsal. So let's see how they did. Polina Bogusevich from Russia was first up this afternoon and she definitely gave it her all! Polina seems to have re-created a house on stage with her, complete with dancers too, just like her music video. Polina has very impressive vocals and gave a very powerful and emotional performance of her song. Up next are Irina and Jana from Ser
JESC 2017 | Day 2: first rehearsals - part 1
The second day of rehearsals is underway at the Olympic Palace in Tbilisi. The remaining 8 countries will take to the stage for their first rehearsals. First to take to the stage was Maria Iside Fiore from Italy. Maria appears to be very confident on stage and gave a good, strong performance of her song "My Choice". The colours of her outfit and of the stage are very bright and Maria really does Shine Bright on stage. Next up was 10 year old Gianluca from Malta, and he didn't
JESC 2017 | Day 1: first rehearsals - part 2
Now it's the turn of the remaining 4 countries to take to the stage for their first rehearsal. Nicole Nicolaou and her dancers from Cyprus set the stage a light with a very powerful and energetic performance! Continuing on with the unofficial 'sparkly' theme, Nicole is wearing a gold sparkly jacket with a bright orange skirt, with her dancers continuing on with the 'orange theme'. The backdrop is an array of bright colours that match the song perfectly. Nicole gave a solid vo
JESC 2017 | Day 1: first rehearsals - part 1
Today marks the start of the rehearsals for Junior Eurovision 2017. Press from all over Europe have gathered at the Olympic Palace in Tbilisi in preparation for the rehearsals. A total of 8 countries will take to the stage today for their first rehearsal. Up first was 10 year old Ana Kodra from Albania. Standing alone on stage, wearing a big and beautiful baby blue dress, she impressed everyone with her strong vocals. The back drop, complete with an animated tree on an LED sc
JESC 2017 | The running order has been revealed!
The draw to determine who will open and close the show, and in which position host country Georgia will sing took place earlier today at the opening ceremony in Tbilisi. Unlike previous years, there was no draw to determine which countries would sing in the first half, and which countries would sing in the second half. The producers of the show have now decided the running order for the show and with approval from the EBU, here it is: 1. Cyprus 2. Poland 3. The Netherlands 4.
JESC 2017 | The opening ceremony will take place today!
Today, the opening ceremony for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will take place in Georgia's capital, Tbilisi. The ceremony is scheduled to take place at 15:30 CET live from Tbilisi and it will be streamed live via the official Junior Eurovision YouTube channel bit.ly/JESC2017Opening During the ceremony, the running order will be decided. The host country, Georgia, will select their running order at random. 13 countries will all select whether they sing in the first o
JESC 2017 | Ana Kodra wins the ticket to Tbilisi
Back in June, Ana Kodra won the Festivali i Këngës për Fëmijë (Song Festival for Children), the same festival that Mishela won in 2015 and Klesta 2016. At the time, it was thought that Ana would be going to Junior Eurovision 2017 with her winning song. However, Albanian broadcaster RTSH decided that they would hold a national final instead. On October 14, Junior Fest Albania was held and was won by none other than Ana Kodra! She won the contest with the same song she performe
JESC 2017 | Mina Blažev is "Dancing Through Life" for Macedonia
Macedonian Broadcast MKRTV have today released Macedonia's entry for Junior Eurovision 2017, "Dancing Through Life" sung by 14 year old Mina Blažev. The composer of the song is Aleksandar Masevski who is the man behind Martija Stanojkovic's Junior Eurovision 2016 entry "Love Will Lead Our Way". The song is a very upbeat, positive and modern sounding song, very much in line with songs dominating the charts and radio of today. Mina will be the 13th act to sing for Macedonia at
JESC 2017 | Alicja Rega will sing "Moj Dom" for Poland
Alicja Rega has been chosen to represent Poland at the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Georgia with her song "Moj Dom" (My House). She beat off 9 other acts in the national final for the right to represent her country in Junior Eurovision. The winner was decided by 50% televote, 50% jury vote. The jury consisted of: Artur Orzech - Eurovision commentator Natalia Szroeder - participant in Krajowe Elimacje 2016 Rafal Brzozowski - runner-up in Krajowe Elimacje 2017 Syl