Georgia confirms Eurovision 2020 participation and national selection format
More and more countries keep confirming their intention to join the party in The Netherlands. As we are heading to the heart of summer and just a month after Eurovision 2019, the nations are progressive confirming their participation in the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Today’s confirmation comes from the Ex soviet country of Georgia.
According to INFE Georgia reports the national broadcaster has confirmed its presence in the next edition of the contest in the Netherlands.
The Georgian national broadcaster GPB, has confirmed that the country will participate in the 65th Eurovision Song Contest , revealing that the country’s next representative will be the winner of the talent show “Georgian Idol”. Despite this year’s poor result the broadcaster will stick to last year’s formula to determine its Eurovision act. Therefore the talent show’s format will determine the next Georgian Eurovision representative.
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.
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: