After winning Georgia’s national selection for the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Tamar Edilashvili will represent her country in Minsk in November. Her song 'Your Voice' will be released at a later date.
Tamar was born in Tbilisi in 2005 and currently studies at the NK School-Lyceum and the E. Mikeladze Central Music School. In 2017, she was selected for Georgia's X Factor, where she successfully reached the Semi-Final.
In October last year Georgian broadcaster GPB organised the national selection show Ranina where singers aged between eight and thirteen years competed. Ten contestants participated in a three-month period of live shows, in each round the contestants were evaluated by three-member jury, from which the composition changed during each so-called ‘tour’.
During one of the tours, Tamar performed together with Ethno-Jazz Band Iriao, the Georgian representatives at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest:
Georgia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Georgia’s first participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest was in 2007, when Mariam Romelashvili represented her country and came fourth. A year later, Bzikebi represented the country and won the contest with the song Bzz... Only three years later, Georgia's Candy won the contest with the song Candy Music and in 2016, Georgia once again took the first prize with the song Mzeo, performed by Mariam Mamadashvili.
This makes Georgia the first, and so far only country, to win the contest three times. Georgia hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest last year in their capital Tbilisi on 26 November.