Tonight we are heading back to Tblisi, for Georgian Idol’s eighth gala as Georgia continues its quest to search for its 2019 Eurovision hopeful and entry.
After last week’s fourth live show, 5 hopefuls remain in the competition. Tonight will see Georgian Idol’s fifth live show where the 5 lucky hopefuls will showcase their vocal skills and battle to continue in the show.
During tonight’s show the five finalists will battle for the golden ticket to Tel Aviv, after the voting one candidte will be evicted from the show and the remaining five acts will proceed to next week’s show.
You can vote too!
The Georgian and international audience will be able to vote for their favorite acts via their cell phones and Facebook pages.
You can vote for free once every 12 hours via the following proceduce:
- Log in Facebook via any device
- Search for the official page of Georgian Idol
- Open Messenger and select the list of contestant’s name and surname in the list of contestants
- Click on name of contestant
- Click on “vote” and your vote is cast.
You also can call / send a message if you are a Geocell or Magti subscriber to the number assigned to the contestant of your choice, the number of calls and messages are unlimited. The price per call is 50 Tetri.
The 5 hopefuls
- Oto Nemsadze
- Giorgi Nakashidze
- Nini Tsnobiladze
- Liza Kalandadze
- Giorgi Pruidze
About the show
The Georgian viewers will see a casting process of contenders. The 2019 Georgian Eurovision hopeful will be determined through the megaproject via a public deliberation.
The 2019 Georgian Idol show will be held at the Tblisi Concert Hall in Tblisi and will be hosted by Ruska Makashvili and Vaniko Tarkhnishvili.
A four member jury will be giving their feedback and opinions during the show:
- 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 eighth 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.