Life after JESC: Alexey Zhigalkovich, Bzikebi, Vladimir Arzumanyan, Candy Group
Through this series of posts oikotimes.com would like to present information about the Junior Eurovision Song Contest winners after-winning-life. What happened to the JESC winners after their triumph in the contest? For the following artists we have no information of what happened to them after Junior Eurovision therefore we simply present you their wikipedia.org profiles.
MINSK, BELARUS – Alexey Zhigalkovich is a Belarusian singer. He participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007 and won with one point more than the Armenian runner up. He sang the song “С друзьями” (With Friends). It was a song with a fast tempo and energetic dancing. He wrote this song himself. He was the second winner of this contest from Belarus, after Ksenia Sitnik in 2005. Alexey is a prize-winner of several other international musical contests in Belarus, Italy and Bulgaria. In 2005 he e sang Lo zio Bé (Дзе каза рогам) at the Italian song contest Zecchino d’Oro. The song won the Zecchino d’Argento prize for the best non-Italian song. In 2006 he took the second prize for children singers at the Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk.
TBILISI, GEORGIA – Bzikebi is a musical group from Georgia consisting of a boy called Giorgi Shiolashvili (born 7 March 1998) and two girls named Mariam Kikuashvili (born 22 January 1998) and Mariam Tatulashvili (born 5 April 1998), all ten years old during the contest. They won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Lemesos, Cyprus on 22 November 2008 with their song “Bzz…”. During their performance they were dressed in outfits with black and yellow stripes resembling bees and they sang in a made-up language. They won the competition with a total of 154 points.
YEREVAN, ARMENIA – Vladimir Arzumanyan (born 26 May 1998 in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh) is an Armenian singer. He represented Armenia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the entry Mama (Մամա). In the final Vladimir won, becoming the first Armenian singer to have won in a Eurovision event. The song was produced by Canadian-Armenian music producer DerHova.
TBILISI, GEORGIA – Candy is an all-girl teen-pop group from Tbilisi, Georgia who won the 2011 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, receiving 108 points for their song Candy Music. The group, consisting of Irina Kovalenko, Ana Khanchalyan, Irina Khechanova, Mariam Gvaladze and Gvantsa Saneblidze, is managed by Georgian composer Giga Kukhiadnidze and Bzikebi Studio.