Georgia: GPB confirms participation in Eurovision 2017

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 1,349 views

GBP, the Georgian national broadcaster has confirmed to ESCToday that Georgia will participate at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Ukraine.

The Georgian broadcaster is yet to determine thee mechanism it will use to select its Eurovision act and entry for Kyiv. More details will be released in due course.

In 2016 Geoorgia opted for an internal selection in order to select its Eurovision act. Nika Kocharov and the Young Georgian Lolitaz flew the Georgian flag in Stockholm with their entry Midnight gold.

Georgia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 and is yet to win the event. The country achieved its best results in the competition in 2010 and 2011 when it placed 9th in the Grand Final.

With Georgia in the house,  36 countries have so far confirmed their intention to participate at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.

The final and confirmed list of the ESC 2017 participating countries is expected to be released by the EBU by the end of the year.

The period for countries to apply for participation at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest concluded on 15 September. Hereafter applicant countries have a grace period until 10 October to decide if they are to stay or not in the competition without facing a financial penalty.

The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held  on 9, 11 and 13 May at the IEC in Kyiv in Ukraine.

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