Georgia: Three potential Eurovision 2019 entries for Georgian Idol’s final show

Georgia: Three potential Eurovision 2019 entries for Georgian Idol’s final show

The Georgian national broadcaster has revealed that it has concluded in three candidate songs for Eurovision 2019. 

GPB has shorlisted the submitted songs down to three potential  Eurovision 2019 entries. The three songs have been 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 3 and they are all in Georgian language. Georgia will be going with an entry in Georgian for a second consecutinve year. 

As we already know this year Georgia will be determining it Eurovision act through the talent show  Georgian Idol. The representative will be chosen only by televoting while the remaining acts in the competition are: 

  • Liza Kalandadze
  • Giorgi Nakashidze
  • Oto Nemsadze
  • Giorgi Pruidze
  • Nini Tsnobiladze

From these five the Four will qualify to the final show and will have the chance to perform one of the three songs they choose themselves. 

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.

Angelo D.

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