Georgia: Eurovision 2019 entry to be entirely in Georgian
The Georgian national broadcaster has revealed that the country’s Eurovision entry in Tel Aviv will be exclusively in Georgian.
Tinatin Berdzenishvili ,the Deputy General Director of GPB’ Channel 1 and Georgian Idol jury member, revealed that hat Georgia will be participating in the 64th Eurovision Song Contest with a song in Georgian language. Tinatin stated during last night Georgian Idol show:
Eurovision is trying to make as many songs as possible in their native language. That is why I can tell you that Georgia will present a contest for the current year with Georgian song
Georgia has participated in the contest only in 2012 and 2018 with an entry in Georgian lyrics entirely or partially. 2019 will be the second consecutive year that the country will perform a song on the Eurovision stage entirely in Georgian language.
A seven member is evaluating at the monent the 12 songs that have been picked out from the total submitted initially. The jury panel is working on find the best songs to be performed by the 4 Georgianl Idon finalist. Members of this jury are :
- Davit Evgenidze
- Nodiko Tatishvili
- Zura Ramishvili
- Giorgi Asanishvili
- Manana Morchiladze
- Lana Kutateladze
- Khatuna Koberidze
As the jury members are not aware of who is behind each song, the award to each entry points according to a 10 point scale. The songs that will receive the highest points will be performed by the four finalists of Georgian Idol, the show that will determine the country’s Eurovision 2019 representative.