GPB, the Georgian national broadcaster has confirmed both the commentator and spokesperson for the forthcoming 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.
Tako aka Tamara Gachechiladze will have the grand honour of delivering the Georgian votes at the Grand Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon on 12 May. Tamara represented Georgia at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv with Keep the faith.
Demetre Ergemlidze will be Georgian commentator at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The Georgian jounalists has great experience when it comes to the Eurovision Song Contest as he has commentated the event many times.
Iraio to Lisbon
Iraio were selected by Georgian national broadcaster via an internal selection in order to fly the Georgian flag at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon with their entry For you.
Iraio was formed in in 2013 and was created by David Malazonia, songwriter with extensive professional experience in the music industry. The band define their musical style as ethno-jazz and their unique repertoire joins the Georgian Polyphonic singing – recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO – to jazz. In recent years, the band has performed at numerous music festivals all over the world.
Georgia in Eurovision
Georgia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 with Sopho Khalvashi and is yet to win the event. The country’s best placing in the competition is a 9th place, achieved in 2010 and 2011.
Georgia has partaken in the competition 9 times since its debut in 2007 and will be participating at the forthcoming 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. 2018 will mark Georgia’s 10th Eurovision participation, the country has participated in every contest since it joined the Eurovision family with the exception of 2009 when it withdrew from the competition.
Georgia will compete in the Second-Semifinal of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest on 10 May in Lisbon.