In eight months the eyes of Europe will be on Georgia as they host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the first time. Last week the Junior Eurovision Steering Group, the governing body of the competition, met in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, to discuss the upcoming competition.
Georgia has a proud history when it comes to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, having won the competition more times than any other country. The country will host the 2017 competition in the capital Tbilisi, the first Eurovision event that Georgia has staged.
The Steering Group met last week to discuss plans for the 2017 competition. The group consists of several Heads of Delegation from across Europe, including previous host countries, and representatives of the EBU. Members of the Steering Group were presented with plans for the upcoming contest and given a guided tour around the proposed venue, the Tbilisi Sports Palace.
The next meeting is due to be held in June where the rules of the contest will be finalised and further details regarding the show will be revealed. Georgia is hosting the competition after 11 year old Mariam Mamadashvili won the contest in November last year in Valetta, with her powerful performance of Mzeo.