Georgia: Eurovision 2019 act to be selected through Georgia’s Star (Pop Idol)
The Georgian national broadcaster, GPB, revealed that the talent show Georgia’s Star , the Georgian edition of Pop Idol, will be the formula through which the country will select is Eurovision 2019 representative.
Not many days after GPB had confirmed its Eurovision 2019 participation, the Georgian broadcaster released details on its national selection process. Georgia’s Star will be broadcast on GPB Channel 1 as of January 2019.
GPB’s Board of Trustees approved the implementation of such production. The whole production of the show will unfold under the umbrella of Nova Productions , while auditions are scheduled to take place all over the country in order to select the final 10 that will compete for the golden ticket that leads to Tel Aviv. A four member special jury and the Georgian audience will determine the final outcome of the show.
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.