Georgia has finally been chosen to embrace this year’s contest after her last representative Mariam Mamadashvili won in Malta with 239 points and her song “Mze0”. The news came by surprise to everybody a few minutes ago but we can tell this happened after GPB agreed to accept the chance given by the EBU after winning the contest last year.
Even though the country has already gained the trophy a total of three times, it is just the first time that the country will be holding this prestigious event, one of the most important ones in Europe to showcase the talent of the kids around the continent.
Executive Supervisor of the EBU Jon Ola Sand said: “The EBU are delighted to announce that GPB will be the host broadcaster of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017. As Georgia has won the JESC the most times we are pleased that we can finally bring Europe’s favourite youth show to a new country that has shown such dedication to the Contest. Last year’s competition showed that JESC is an invaluable platform for public service broadcasters to support their young talent, and we have full confidence that GPB will host another great show this November”.
Will any of these twoTbilisi or Batumi, get to catch the honor to be hosting the event? Stay tuned for further details on the host city, venue, date and tickets being revealed in the upcoming weeks!