Today: Georgia decides for Düsseldorf

by Edward Montebello 158 views

Georgia will select its entry for the next Eurovision Song Contest. The national final will be contested by seven acts and one of them will represent the Caucasus country in the first semi-final to be held on 10th May in Düsseldorf.

The show

The national final will take place in the capital Tbilisi and will be broadcast on Channel One (Georgian national TV station) at 15:30 CET (18:30 local time). The winner will be selected by a mixture of a professional jury vote and tele-voting. Originally ten songs were in the run to the ticket to Düsseldorf but three songs were withdrawn. The latest withdrawal came from Tako Gachechiladze who refused to sing due to health problems.

How to watch

  • Live on 1TV-GPB at 15:30 CET (18:30 local time)
  • Via satellite on GPB (Turksat 3A 42.0E)
  • Webcast (GPB official)

The participants

1. Temo Sajaia – Soldier song
2. Salome Korkotashvili – Love
3. Group “Sweet Pills” – Face to face
4. Dito Lagvilava & Group “November” – New day
5. Nini Shermadini – Rejected
6. Group ”The Georgians” – Loved, seen, dreaming
7. Group “Eldrine” – One more day

Listen to the songs here .

Have your say

You can vote for your favourite entry competing in the Georgian national final here.

ESCToday is growing and always looks for new members to join our team! Feel free to drop us a line if you're interested! Use the Contact Us page or send us an email at [email protected]!

Edward Montebello

Joined in 2010. He has a passion towards the Eurovision Song Contest and started following it in 1991. Since 2005 he attended the contest and reported live the events related to Europe's favourite show. He taught history and also worked as a journalist with the biggest private television and radio station in Malta. He currently works in the Communications Office at the Ministry for Family & Social Solidarity in Malta.