Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011

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Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011
CountryFlag of Georgia.svg  Georgia
National selection
Selection processJunior Eurovision 2011
Selection date(s)9 July 2011
Selected entrantCandy
Selected song"Candy Music"
Finals performance
Final result1st, 108 points
Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
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Georgia participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011 which took place on 3 December 2011, in Yerevan, Armenia. Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) was responsible for organising their entry for the contest. Teen-pop group Candy was externally selected to represent Georgia with the song "Candy Music". Georgia won the contest with 108 points.

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Background

Prior to the 2011 Contest, Georgia had participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest four times since its debut in 2007. [1] They have never missed an edition of the contest, and have won at the 2008 contest. [2]

Before Junior Eurovision

Georgia selected their Junior Eurovision entry for 2011 through Junior Eurovision 2011, a national selection consisting of 9 songs. The winner was girl-group Candy, with a song entitled "Candy Music". [3] Candy won the jury vote and came second in the televote, with first place from the televote going to 3T.

Constestants

DrawArtistSongResult
01 Candy Candy Music1st
02Shotiko ShermadiniGzavniliOut
03Ekaterine GoglidzeChveni samqaroOut
04Kate SamkharadzeAghali dgheOut
05Duo Kato Salukvadze & LikaHappy Day TodayOut
06Nino KakhadzeMetsamuli vardiOut
07Nino JapharidzeAhqevi khmasOut
08Mary TsilosaniChemi gzaOut
093TDaijere2nd

Artist and song information

Candy

Candy
Candy JESC 2011.JPG
Candy after winning Junior Eurovision 2011
Background information
OriginTbilisi, Georgia
Genres Electropop, dance-pop, disco house
Years active2011–present
MembersIrina Kovalenko
Ana Khanchalyan
Irina Khechanovi
Mariam Gvaladze
Gvantsa Saneblidze

The winning contestants, Candy, were an all-girl teen-pop group from Tbilisi, consisting of Irina Kovalenko, Ana Khanchalyan, Irina Khechanovi, Mariam Gvaladze and Gvantsa Saneblidze, and managed by Georgian composer Giga Kukhiadnidze and Bzikebi Studio. [4]

Candy Music

"Candy Music" was a song recorded by Georgian teen girl group Candy, which won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011 for Georgia, scoring 108 points. [4]

At Junior Eurovision

During the running order draw which took place on 11 October 2011, Georgia was drawn to perform twelfth on 3 December 2011, following Sweden and preceding Belgium. [5]

The final

During the final, Candy performed in a V formation with Irina Khechanovi at the front. They wore bright pink outfits, resembling candy. Candy won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011, receiving 108 points for their song "Candy Music". This is the fewest points a winning song has ever received.

Points awarded to Georgia

12 points10 points8 points7 points6 points
5 points4 points3 points2 points1 point

Points awarded by Georgia