Georgia ends up on 20th place at Eurovision – Why Joan Rowling praised “Georgia’s attitude”
16 May, 2016
61st Eurovision contest ended with Ukrainian victory, the ethnic Crimean Tatar named Jamala having accumulated the most points. Australia finished second and Russia – third. As for Georgian participants, Nika Kocharov and his band Young Georgian Lolitaz, they ended up on the 20th place with the song entitled Midnight Gold.

It should be noted that the only country to have given Georgia 12 points was Great Britain and the remaining points were as follows: Armenia – 10; Belgium – 7;
Bulgaria – 3; Germany – 8; Greece – 5; Italy – 3; Lithuania – 10; Poland – 8; Russia – 5; San Marino – 6; Ukraine – 3.

This large-scale competition has numerous fans throughout Europe and one of them is a renowned British writer Joan Rowling. The author of Harry Potter books watched the concert with great interest and as it turned out, she was supporting Ukraine.

Rowling praised Georgia as well, after extravagant Georgian singer Nina Sublatti, who represented Georgia at last year’s Eurovision, announced the results of voting in this country: 12 points for Ukraine. After that, Joan Rowling tweeted: “Loving Georgia’s attitude. 12 points for Ukraine, nothing for Russia and they sent a vampire to deliver the news.”