Georgia 2017: Tako Gachechiladze wins National Final with “Keep the faith”
Georgia has finally picked its entry for Eurovision Song Contest 2017 and has been chosen in the National final of Georgia. The 25 participants did their best but only one is the winner of the night.
Tako Gachechiladze was the winner of the competition with the song “Keep the faith” after scoring the highest both with the international jury and the public televoting. The winner selected by a Special Jury (60%) and by televoting (40%).
Tako Gachechiladze was born, in Tbilisi of Georgia (March 17 1983). She Graduated from G. Paliashvili Musical School and F.Tbilisi State Conservatory, choir conducting faculty. On 18 February 2009, Tako Gachechiladze with group ”Stephane & 3G” participated and won the Georgian national final, therefore the band were going to represent Georgia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia, with the song We Don’t Wanna Put In.However, on March 11, 2009, Georgia decided to withdraw from Eurovision 2009, stating that EBU had been pressured into wanting to change the lyrics by Russia. The EBU stated the song’s lyrics breached their guidelines regarding political messages.
National Final Results:
In 2016, Georgia qualified to the final where the country placed 20th with the song “Midnight Gold” performed by Nika Kocharov and the Young Georgian Lolitaz.