GPB has announced that the Georgian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will be internally selected by the broadcaster.
Georgia has announced changes to the way in which it will select its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2020. Georgia will still use Georgian Star to determine the singer that will represent them at the contest in the Netherlands, however the song will now be selected internally by GPB.
An internal committee has been created at GPB to determine the song that will represent Georgia in Rotterdam. It is formed of Head of Delegation Georgia and producers of the Georgian public channel, as well as the producer of Ranina, the nations Junior Eurovision selection.
Georgian Idol will return to screens in October. The show was first held in 2018/19, and was used to select the Georgian singer and song for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel.
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.
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.