As you may recall, Georgia was the winning nation of Junior Eurovision 2016, and as such, gained the right to host the contest this year. They accepted this responsibility, and even though it’s still quite a few months away, more information is being released about the show.
First of all, we know the host city, which will be the nation’s capital city, Tbilisi, and the venue will be the Tbilisi Sports Palace. We also know the date of the contest, which is the 26th of November.
The most recent news to come out is the theme and logo for the contest. The theme of the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest is Shine Bright. This is the central message of this year’s contest, and is accompanied by the logo shown below.
The logo is based around a segmented sun, bursting with colour and expression. The Concept and Art Director of the project Saatchi&Saatchi, Luka Ivanidze has said ‘We created this symbol from sunny Georgia, hoping that it will strengthen each participant of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and inspire them to shine’.
Georgia has won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and incredible three times, but this is the first time that the nation will be hosting. Executive Producer for GBP, Sergi Gvarjaladze has said, ‘In Georgia, music is a part of everyday life and it is still considered to be an educational tool for kids. Hosting the Junior Song Contest is a great honour and joy for many in Georgia and we are very happy to share our culture and see children from many European countries Shining Bright in Tbilisi this year.’
So far, twelve countries have confirmed their participation:
Stay tuned for more Junior Eurovision news in the coming months!