Georgia is the first country to officially kick off the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest season with its national selection, Georgian Idol, which will determine both the 2020 Georgian Eurovision act and entry.
GPB, the Georgian national broadcaster, has opted to select its Eurovision hopeful via Georgian Idol for the second consecutive time. The winner of the upcoming season of Georgian Idol will have the honour of flying the Georgian flag at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.
We are travelling tonight all the way to Tblisi tonight for the first show of Georgian Idol 2019 Autumn Season.
How to watch?
You can watch the Grand Final of Georgian Idol 2019 at 19:00 CET (22:00 local time) via the following channels:
- GPB 1
- GPB webstream
About the Show
Starting today, GPB, will be broadcasting Georgian Idol every Saturday, the winner of the competition will win the golden ticket to Eurovsion 2020. A four member jury will be evaluating the candidates and giving their verdict: Tinatin Berdzenishvili, David Evgenidze, Natia Todua and David Aladashvili.
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 12 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 2019 the country opted to select its Eurovision act and entry for Tel Aviv via Georgian Idol. Oto Nemsadze was declared the winner of Georgian Idol 2019 and had the honour of representing Georgia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel with his entry ‘ Keep on going‘. Despite a magnificent performance Georgia failed to qualify to the Grand Final for the third year in a row.