Georgia: GPB opens submission window for Georgian Idol 2020
The Georgian broadcaster has opened the submission window for the Georgian Idol’s 2020 season , the format through which the country will select its Eurovision 2020 act and entry.
GPB has kicked of the national selection process and its search for the next Eurovision representative. The broadcaster will be sticking once again with the Georgian Idol as its national selection format. Therefore it opened the submission window inviting acts interested to represent the country in the next edition of Eurovision, to submit their applications to compete in the Georgian Idol. The official form for applying can be found HERE
However the Georgian broadcaster hasn’t given more details on the number of shows or the dates on which the Georgian Idol process will unfold. This will be the second consecutive year that Georgian Idol will be used as the national selection format.
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.
This year Georgian Idol’s winner, Oto Nemsadze represented the country with his song Sul tsin iare without achieving to qualify to the grand final. Lets remember Oto’s performance this year at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv: