Helen Kalandadze

Georgian television presenter and singer

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Helen Kalandadze
JESC 2017. Lizi Japaridze and Helen Kalandadze during dress rehearsal.jpg
Kalandadze (right) alongside Lizi Pop during dress rehearsal for Junior Eurovision 2017
Born
Alma materIlia State University
Occupation
  • Television presenter
  • singer
Years active2009–present

Helen Kalandadze (Georgian: ელენე კალანდაძე) is a television presenter and singer from Georgia (country). She hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Tbilisi along with Lizi Pop.

Life and career

Early life

Kalandadze was born in Tbilisi. She attended secondary school in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre in Brussels, before returning to Georgia to attend Ilia State University.[1] She graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration and Tourism Management in 2011.[2]

Career

In 2009, Kalandadze participated in the Georgian version of Star Academy. She later began working in television presenting.[2] In 2010, Kalandadze performed as a backing singer to Sofia Nizharadze at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. Later, in 2013, she won the first season of Erti Ertshi, Georgia's version of Your Face Sounds Familiar. Kalandadze later moved to Israel, where she worked as a manager at a tourism company. In Israel, she resided in Rishon LeZion, and took part in HaKokhav HaBa L'Eurovizion 2017.[3]

Kalandadze founded the organization Teen Club Studio with Sopho Toroshelidze and Nina Tsitlauri, which provides a space for teenagers to sing, play musical instruments, and receive vocal training.[4] In October 2017, she was announced as one of the co-hosts of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017, along with Lizi Pop.[5]

In 2019 she was one of the Georgian commentators (alongside Gaga Abashidze and, only for the grand final, Nodiko Tatishvili) for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, and in 2020 she commented the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

During the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, she would have served as the spokesperson announcing the Georgian jury votes;[6] however, due to technical difficulties during the voting processes, they were instead announced by Martin Österdahl.

References

  1. ^ "Helen Kalandadze". Helen Kalandadze. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b Jordan, Paul (3 October 2017). "Meet the hosts of Junior Eurovision 2017!". EBU.
  3. ^ "הכירו את הלן קלאנדזה" (in Hebrew). Mako. 9 January 2017. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  4. ^ Herbert, Emily (4 October 2017). "HELEN KALANDADZE AND LIZI JAPARIDZE TO HOST JUNIOR EUROVISION 2017". Eurovoix.
  5. ^ Halpin, Chris (3 October 2017). "HAPPY DAY! LIZI POP AND HELEN KALANDADZE TO HOST JUNIOR EUROVISION 2017". Wiwibloggs.
  6. ^ Georgia, Eurovision (2 May 2022). "მომღერალი და საქართველოს პირველი არხის დილის გადაცემის წამყვანი, ელენე კალანდაძე ტურინს პირდაპირ ეთერში 14 მაისს ჩაერთვება და ქართველი ჟიურის მიერ დაწერილ ქულებს ევროპას გააცნობს". Facebook (Eurovision Georgia) (in Georgian). Retrieved 2 May 2022.
Preceded by
Malta Ben Camille and
Valerie Vella
Junior Eurovision Song Contest presenter
2017
(with Lizi Pop)
Succeeded by


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