2016 Junior Eurovisionwon by the Caucasians
Mariam Mamadashvili, 10, won 2016 Junior Eurovision song contest, held in Valletta (Malta). She performed the song ‘Mzeo’ (the Sun). Armenia’s duet was the second– the Caucasus Knot reports.
Georgian participant scored 239.
Armenia’s due Mary Vardanyan and Anahit Adamyan, who performed the song ‘Targer’ (‘Different’), finished the 2nd with 232 points.
Italy’s Fiamma Boccia was the 3rd with 209 points. Russia was represented at the song contest by ‘Zhivaya Voda’ (the Water of Life) project, that got the 4thplace.
Georgia’s winner composition was created jointly with the prominent Georgian composer, Giorgi Kukhianidze. In early October, Mamadashvili won the Georgian Public Broadcaster’ s(GPB) contest, aimed to select country’s representative for the Eurovision song.
Mariam Mamadashvili is a former member of ‘Bzikebi’ (Wasps) music studio and a student at Yevgeny Mikeladze music school (piano). Since 2015, the girl has been taking vocal, dance and actor’s art classes at Broadway Method Academy (USA).
Representatives from 17 countries, aged 9-14, participated in the 14th annual junior song contest, Junior Eurovision website reports.
Georgia has won the Junior Eurovision for the 3rd time already. Georgia won the contest for the first time in Cyprus, in 2008, represented by Bzikebi ensemble with the song ‘Bzz’, and then it went on to win Junior Eurovision again in Yerevan (Armenia) in 2011. The country was represented by ‘Candy’ ensemble, that perfromed the song ‘Candy Music’. In 2010, the contest winner was Vladimir Arzumanyan (Armenia) with the song ‘Mama’.