16 Countries will participate at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Belarus, who sends Helena Meraai and The Netherlands, who sends boyband Fource, have participated at every edition of the contest so far.
Portugal returns to the contest after a long absence with singer Mariana Venâncio. Armenia came second at the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest and will this year be represented by Misha and his song Boomerang.
Host country Georgia will be represented by Grigol Kipshidze. Australia participates at the contest for the third time. This year, Isabella Clarke will fly the Australian flag. Malta, who won the contest twice, will be represented by Gianluca Cilia this year.
Mina Blazev will represent F.Y.R. Macedonia with her song Dancing Through Life, while Irina Brodić and Jana Paunović from Serbia will sing Ceo svet je naš. Ukraine hosted the Eurovision Song Contest back in May. Anastasiya Baginska will represent Ukraine at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Russia will be represented by Polina Bogusevich. Ana Kodra won the national selection of Albania with her song Mos Ma Prekni Pemën. Cyprus will be represented by Nicole Nicolaou and her song I Wanna Be A Star. Maria Iside Fiore will represent Italy with her song Scelgo. Poland, who returned to the contest in 2016, will be represented by Alicja Rega and her song Mój Dom. Ireland will be represented by Muireann McDonnell and her song Suile Glasa.
The show will be hosted by Helen Kalandadze and Lizi Japaridze (better known as Lizi Pop).
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