The first televised show of the  Georgian Idon, will be broadcast this evening, kicking off a number of shows that will conclude in determining the country’s Eurovision 2019 act.

After two months of auditions that took place across the country, tonight the Georgian Idol will start to unfold on our tv screens . A total of 10 acts will go through the live shows, while 2-3 of them will reach the final to be helf on March 2. Meanwhile the national broadcaster has begun its quest for the best song by opening the submission window for songwriters and composers interested to submit their music proposals. They can send in their songs via e mail at eurovision@gpb.ge or by post unitl February 1

Hosts of the talent show will be  37 yo Tv host and actor, Vaniko Tarkhnishvili alongside with  32 yo actress Ruska Makashvili.

The four members of the jury panel will be :

  • Stephane Mgebrishvili (Georgia ESC 2009)
  • Natia Todua (Winner of  The Voice Germany)
  • Tinatin Berdzenishvili (Director of Media at GPB)
  • Zaza Shengelia (CEO of Bravo Records)

Tonight’s first show will start at 19:00 CET and can be watched on the national broadcaster’s website 1.tv.ge 

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.