Oto Nemsadze has been selected to represent Georgia at Eurovision 2019, having won Georgian Idol this evening.
Georgia has selected Oto Nemsadze with the song “Sul Tsin Iare” to represent them at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Four artists made it through to the final and each will be performed one song, the song that they hoped to represent Georgia with at Eurovision 2019. The songs that the artists performed were selected by the singers themselves from a shortlist of entries that were submitted to the Georgian national broadcaster.
The performers and their songs are:
- Liza Kalandadze – Sevdisperi Zgva
- Oto Nemsadze – Sul Tsin Iare – Winner
- Giorgi Nakashidze – Sul Tsin Iare
- Giorgi Pruidze – Me Mjera
The winner of Georgian Idol will be decided entirely by public voting. Georgian Idol has been using both SMS as well as Facebook Messenger voting.
Georgia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007, they were represented by Sopho Khalvashi and the song “Visionary Dream”. Sopho finished 12th in the final scoring 97 points, the song received 12 points from the televoters in Lithuania. Georgia has only ever missed one contest since their debut, this was in 2009 when Georgia had selected Stephane & 3G with “We Don’t Wanna Put In”. The EBU asked for Georgia to rewrite the lyrics of the song or change the song completely.