Georgia: GPB confirms participation in Eurovision 2019

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 3,249 views

GPB, the Georgian national broadcaster, has confirmed to ESCToday that Georgia will participate at the forthcoming  2019 Eurovision Song Song Contest in Israel.

Good evening Europe, this is Tblisi calling! Georgia is joining th Eurovision party in Israel. Hence Georgia joins the list of countries who have so far confirmed their participation at the upcoming Eurovision edition in Tel Aviv.

GPB is yet to reveal its plan of action for Eurovision 2019 and determine the mechanism it will use in order to select the 2019 Georgian Eurovision entry and act.

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.