As the auditions of the Georgian Idol have been completed, the final contestants that will continue on to the live shows and battle for the right to represent the country in Rotterdam have been determined. 

The Georgian hopefuls were selected by a four member jury of the show, formed by  Natia Todua (winner of the German edition of The Voice and national final participant in 2018), Tinatin Berdzenishvili  (διευθύντρια μέσων ενημέρωσης της GPB head of media and of the Georgian Eurovision delegation), David Evgenidze (composer who will be repsonsible for the country’s Eurovision 2020 entry)and  David Aladashvili (pianist).

Namely the 10 acts that made it to the live show and will fight for the right to represent the country in Eurovision 2020 are :

Anri Guchmanidze

Barbara Samkharadze

Liza Shengelia

Mariam Gogoberidze

Mariam Shengelia

Merab Amzoevi

Nika Kalandadze

Tamar Kakalashvili

Tornike Kipiani

and David Rusadze

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.

Lets remember Oto’s performance this year at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv: