As revealed by esctoday.com back on December 19th, Georgia will participate at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. Last night, in the first public statement regarding the Caucasian state's u-turn on competing, the national broadcaster states that their heads were turned because the EBU did not give up on them.
Initially, Georgian Public television stated that it would not participate at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, Russia because of the recent war between the two countries.
Since then, Georgia won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, receiving a top mark of 12 points from Russia. That helped to thaw relations between the countries' media companies and Georgia began to reconsider participating in May. In December, the decision was taken to reverse the earlier policy and Georgia confirmed that they would go to Moscow.
Natia Uznadze, producer of the public TV’s international projects stated that“We have received lots of letters from European Broadcasting Union requesting us to take part in this year’s Eurovision song contest. So we have decided to participate”.
Diana Gurtskayarepresented Georgia at the 2008Eurovision Song Contest in belgrade, finishing in11th place with the song Peace will come.
Read the first news of Georgia's return here.