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GPB the national broadcaster of Georgia has revealed that a total of 27 artists have applied to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

A total of 27 artists have applied to represent Georgia at next years Eurovision Song Contest. For the first time since 2015 the country made an open call for artists to apply to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest. The Head of Delegation of Georgia confirmed to last month that the countries entrant for Kyiv will be selected by a televised selection process. No dates for the selection show have been announced.

The 27 applicants are as follows:

  1. Alisa Danelia
  2. Anacho Dolidze
  3. Andria Gvelesiani
  4. Ani Keuka
  5. Asea Sool
  6. Brendon Stouni & Eter Beriashvili
  7. Davit Shanidze
  8. Dima Kobeshavidze
  9. Elene Mikiashvili
  10. EOS
  11. ForceMajeure
  12. Giorgi Chikovani
  13. Limbo
  14. Malibu
  15. Mariam Chachkhiani
  16. Mariko Lezhava
  17. Misha Sulukhia
  18. Nanuka Giorgobiani
  19. Natia Bidzinashvili
  20. Nino Basharuli
  21. Nutsa Buzaladze
  22. Rati Durglishvili
  23. Sparkle
  24. Tako Gachechiladze
  25. The Mins
  26. Tornike Kipaini & Giorgi Bolotashvili
  27. Trio Mandili

There are three names within the 27 artists announced today who have previously attempted to represent Georgia. Eter Beriashvili finished 4th in the countries 2015 selection process, while Misha Sulukhia finished 3rd in the selection process in 2015. Also hoping to make it to the Eurovision stage is Tako Gachechiladze, they were a member of Stephane & 3G who were selected to represent Georgia at Eurovision 2009. The group was forced to withdraw as the song “We Don’t Wanna Put In” was deemed to be too political for the contest.

Artists to watch are Mariam Chackhiani and Nutsa Buzalade. Mariam won the second season of The Voice in Georgia, she also previously took part in the countries Junior Eurovision selection in 2007. Nutsa Buzaladze won the 2014 edition of the New Wave contest which is held annually for young performers of popular music. She also went on to participate in The Voice Turkey where she was selected to be part of past Eurovision participant, Hadise’s team.

Source: GPB

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