Georgia: Song titles of the three potential Eurovision 2019 entries revealed
Georgian national broadcaster GPB has revealed the song titles of the three candidate songs for Eurovision 2019. The four finalists of “Georgian Idol” were allowed to choose themselves which of the three shortlisted songs they would like to sing at the final on March 3rd.
Earlier on in February GPB had announced that three songs had been chosen as potential Eurovision 2019 entries. The three songs are composed by Levan Basharuli, Roma Giorgadze and Tamar Babilua, who are all experienced in the music industry. The three song will be performed by the Georgian Idol’s finalists on March 3rd and they are all in Georgian language. Georgia will be going with an entry completely in Georgian for a second consecutinve year.
The finalists and their songs are:
- Liza Kalandadze – “Sevdisperi Zgva”
- Oto Nemsadze – “Sul Tsin Iare”
- Giorgi Nakashidze – “Sul Tsin Iare”
- Giorgi Pruidze – “Me Mjera”
The winner of “Georgian Idol”, who will represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, will be decided solely by public voting.
The Eurovision Story So Far
Georgia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2007 with Sopho Khalvashi and her song “Visionary dream”. Since then the country 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 Düsseldorf with Eldrine and their entry “One More Day” (2011), both achieving a 9th placing at the Grand Final.
In 2018 Ethno Jazz Band Iriao were internally selected to represent the country in Lisbon with their entry “For you” but for a second year in a row Georgia failed to qualify to the Grand Final.