We head back to Tblisi tonight for Georgian Idol’s second show, where auditions continue as Georgia gears up in its quest to search for its 2019 ESC candidate.
Last week saw the first show of Georgian Idol 2019, the winner of the talent show will be awarded the golden ticket to Tel Aviv annd will have the honour of representing Georgia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.
During last Saturday’s show the following nine acts qualified to the next stage of the talent show:
- Tamar Lachkhepiani
- Afik Navruzov
- David Kalandadze
- Mariam Goguadze
- Mariam Jordania
- Mariam Dokvadze
- Natia Nanobashvili
- Giorgi Nakashidze
- Ikako Aleqsidze
The Georgian viewers will see a casting process of contenders. The 2019 Georgian Eurovision hopeful will be determined through the megaproject via a mixed public/jury deliberation.
The 2019 Georgian Idol shows are hosted by Ruska Makashvili and Vaniko Tarkhnishvili.
A four member jury will be responsible to determine the Georgian represetative along with the Georgian audience:
- Tinatin Berdzenishvili (GPB Director of Medi and Communications Dept.)
- Zaza Shengelia (President of Bravo Record Studio)
- Stephane Mghebrishvili ( musician and singer)
- Natia Todua (The Voice Germany winner)
How to watch?
You can watch the second show of Georgian Idol 2019 at 19:00 CET (22:00 local time) via the following channels:
- GPB 1
- GPB webstream
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.