Georgia: Eurovision 2020 entry to be selected internally
The Georgian national broadcaster, has announced that the 2020 Eurovision entry will be selected internally by a special GPB committee.
Georgian national broadcaster GPB , has revealed that the song that will represent the country in Rotterdam will be chosen internally while the act to perform in the The Netherlands next May will be determined by the next edition of the talent show “Georgian Idol“. For this aim GPB has formed a special committe to work on selecting the next Eurovision song. Member of the committee are Natia Mshvenieradze ( ESC Georgian Head of Delegation ) and Ms Natia Uznadze ( GPB’s Eurovision Producer ).
The 2020 National selection format
The Georgian selection format is based on two basic phases , one that will determine the act that will travel to Rotterdam next May and a second one through which the song will be selected. Concerning the first stage, the next Georgian representative will be selected, as last year via the Georgian Idol talent show. Series of auditions will conclude in 10 acts that will perform in live show through which the final winner and next Eurovision act will be determined. On the other hand that’s not the story for the song, GPB has formed a special committee will select a song and will be overlooking the whole process of having the entry ready.
The Eurovision story so far
Georgia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest first time in 2007 with Sopho Khalvashi and her song Visionary dream . Since then it has competed 11 times missing out only the 2009 edition of the contest, when they chose to withdraw. Its best results were scored in Oslo with Sofia Nizharadze and her song Shine(2010) and Dusseldorf with Eldrine and the entry One More Day (2011) when both achieved a 9th placing in the Grand Final. In 2018 the Ethno Jazz Band Iriao were internally selected to represent the country in Lisbon with their entry For you. For a second year in a row Georgia failed to qualify to the grand final.
This year Gerogian Idol’s winner, Oto Nemsadze represented the country with his song Sul tsin iare without achieving to qualify to the grand final. Lets remember Oto’s performance this year at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv: