GPB has revealed that over 120,000 votes were received via Facebook Messenger in the final of Georgian Idol.
The Georgian national broadcaster has revealed that a total of 121,908 votes were received via Facebook Messenger in the final of Georgian Idol yesterday evening. The public selected the winner of Georgian Idol yesterday evening by an open vote on Facebook messenger or via telephone.
The full results of Georgian Idol were as follows:
- Liza Kalandadze – Sevdisperi Zgva – 35.51% – 2nd
- Oto Nemsadze – Sul Tsin Iare – 44.13% – 1st
- Giorgi Nakashidze – Sul Tsin Iare – 11.06% – 3rd
- Giorgi Pruidze – Me Mjera – 9.3% – 4th
Who is Oto Nemsadze?
Oto Nemsadze will represent Georgia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv. Oto who was born in Gori is no stranger to competiting in televised contests.
He first came to public attention in 2010 after winning the 5th season of Geostar. In 2013 he went on to finish 2nd in The Voice of Ukraine. In 2017 he attempted to represent Georgia at Eurovision as part of the group Limbo.
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.