Tbilisi to host «Junior Eurovision 2017»

© Photo : European Broadcasting Union / GPBСцена of the Eurovision song contest-2017Tbilisi to host «Junior Eurovision 2017»© Photo : European Broadcasting Union / GPB

Children’s contest «Eurovision 2017» will be held on Sunday at the sports Palace in Tbilisi.

Georgia takes first children’s «Eurovision», which this year is held for the 15th time. The competition will be held under the slogan «Shine bright».

«The last stage of training completed, passed all the technical details, contestants ready for final performance», — told RIA Novosti one of the organizers of the event.

«The contest will start on Sunday at 19.00 (18.00 GMT), we ask all spectators to come early. Let me remind you that this year the winner will be determined jointly on the basis of voting of spectators and evaluation of the national jury», she added.

Audience online voting started on November 24 at the official international website of the contest and will close before the show, and then will be open again for another 15 minutes after we are all participants. For the first time every inhabitant of Russia has the opportunity to vote for the contestant from their country.

In 2016 the winner of the contest was a ten-year Georgian singer Mariam Mamadashvili with the song «the Sun». All Georgian participants won in the history of the Junior Eurovision song contest three times. This time it will be represented by 12-year-old Grigol Kipshidze, with the song «voice of the heart».

The Russian participant — 14-year-old Pauline Bogussevich from Moscow will perform with the song «Wings» at number 13. She is studying at the Academy of popular music of Igor Krutoy, previously participated in the project «Voice. Children», and in 2012 became a laureate of the III degree of the international art festival «Ezierski Biseri» in Macedonia. In 2012, she was also a participant of TV-projects «Window to Paris» and «School music» in 2014 participated in the projects «song of the year,» «Christmas song of the year», «Children’s song of the year» and became the laureate of II degree of the international competition «Children’s New wave».