GPB, the Georgian national broadcaster, has opened the song submission window for Eurovision 2019 inviting composers to submit their entries. The winner of Georgian Idol 2019 will represent Georgia at the upcoming Eurovision edition in Tel Aviv.
Composers wishing to enter the Georgian song selection for Eurovision 2019 can do so by submitting an audio recording of their respective songs, an autobiography and a photograph via the following email address: Eurovision@gpb.ge
The song submission window closes on Friday 1 February. The submitted songs must not exceed 3 minutes in length and should not be released/published publicly.
The first show of Georgian Idol 2019 is set to kick off in Georgia next week.
Georgia in Eurovision
Georgia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 with Sopho Khalvashi’s Visionary dream and is yet to win the competition. The country achieved its best results in the contest in Oslo (2010) and Dusseldorf (2011) when it placed 9th in the Grand Final.
Georgia has competed 11 times in Europe’s favorite television show, the country has partaken in the event every year since their debut in 2007 with the exception of 2009 when the nation opted to stay out of the competition.
In 2018 the Georgians opted for an internal selection and selected the Ethno Jazz Band Iriao to fly the Georgian flag at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon with their entry For you. Despite a great performance the country failed to qualify to the Grand Final for the second consecutive year.