Georgia: Georgian Idol to determine Eurovision 2020 hopeful

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 1,194 views

GPB, the Georgian national broadcaster, has confirmed to ESCToday that Georgia will once again select its Eurovision hopeful and entry via Georgian Idol.

Georgia will be opting for the same mechanism it used this year to determine its Eurovision hopeful for the Netherlands. Auditions have already kicked off in the country for the next edition of Georgian Idol. Artists wishing to represent Georgia at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest can apply here.

  • 17-18/08–Tbilisi  (68 Kostava Street, Georgian First Channel)
  • 24/08 –Kutaisi  (58 Tabidze Street, Zakaria Paliashvili Second Music School)
  • 25/08- Batumi (Abuseridze # 11, Vakhtang Chabukiani Classical Ballet School)
  • 30-3/08- Tbilisi (68 Kostava Street, Georgian First Channel)

The Autumn Edition of Georgian Idol 2019 will be kicking off in October and will be broadcast on GPB 1.

Earlier this week GPB confirmed to ESCToday that Georgia will compete at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in The Netherlands.

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.