Georgia have confirmed their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in the Netherlands.
GPB, the Georgian national broadcaster, will use the upcoming series of Georgian Idol to select the Georgian representative for Eurovision 2020. This will be the second year in a row that Georgian Idol will select both the entrant for Eurovision. It is also expected that the song for Eurovision will be chosen through the show. The exact details of the next series of Georgian Idol, including the application process and the broadcast dates, will be announced at a later date.
Oto Nemsadze was selected to represent Georgia in Tel Aviv with the song “Sul tsin iare” after winning Georgian Idol. He finished 14th in the first semi-final with 62 points.
Source: INFE Georgia
Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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 they 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.