Georgia: Georgian Idol determines 10 finalists

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 684 views

This weekend saw the third show of Georgian Idol Autumn season, where the ten finalists were determined, one of them will go on to represent Georgia at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.

A total of 10 candidates ( 4 male- 6 female) will battle for the golden ticket to Eurovision 2020. The winner of Georgian Idol 2019 Autumn edition will be awarded the right to fly the Georgian flag at the 65th Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands. Georgia has opted to select its Eurovision act via the same mechanism for the second consecutive year.

The 10 finalists

  • Barbara Samkharadze
  • Anri Guchmanidze
  • Tornike Kipiani
  • Merab Amzoevi
  • David Rusadze
  • NIka Kalandadze
  • Mariam Shengelia
  • Mariam Gogiberidze
  • Liza Shengelia
  • Tamar Kakalashvili

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.