Georgia 2014: Trio Lizi, Sofi and Dea chosen
TBILISI, GEORGIA – Georgian national broadcaster concluded the castings for the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest participation and decided that Trio Lizi, Sofi and Dea will represent the country in Malta. The three artists and the team alongside the national broadcaster will work on their song which they will perform in the final on November 15th.
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Georgia has competed in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, debuting at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Rotterdam. Georgia’s first entry was Mariam Romelashvili with the song Odelia Ranuni, which finished fourth of 18 entries at the contest in Rotterdam in 2007. Georgia was represented in 2008 by Bzikebi with the song Bzz.., performed in an imaginary language. The song went on to win the contest, receiving 154 points and a total of eight 12-point votes out of 14 countries, the second-highest proportion of 12 points received by a winner in either Eurovision Contests, just beaten by Anastasiya Petryk in 2012. In 2009 Georgia sent the group Princesses with the song Lurji prinveli. It placed 7th being the worst Georgian result so far. In 2010 the broadcaster selected Mariam Kakhelishvili to represent Georgia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Minsk with the song Mari-Dari. Being one of the favourites she finished at 4th place with 109 points. In 2011 Georgia won the contest again with the band Candy who performed the song Candy Music.The song won the competition with 108 points making Georgia along with Belarus the only countries to win the contest twice. In 2012 in Amsterdam, the Funkids took part with their song Funky Lemonade and came second after Ukraine. For 2013 the Smile Shop carried the Georgian flag in Kiev with Give Me Your Smile, placing 5th with 91 points. Georgia has never hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, although it has won the competition in 2008 and 2011, tied with Belarus for the most wins.