The second live show of Georgian Idol took place last night in Tbilisi, with Liza Shengelia becoming the second act eliminated from the show.
Liza Shengelia performed “Moon River” during the second live show and received the lowest amount of televotes, with 8.09% of the vote meaning she was eliminated from the competition.
The top three contestants remained the same as last week’s show, however this time the vote was won by Tornike Kipiani who scored 19.13% of the vote. This was followed by last week’s winner Tamar Kakalashvili who finished second with 15.71%. With 12.11% of the vote, Barbara Samkharadze remains in 3rd place.
The eight acts that are left in the running to represent Georgia at Eurovision 2020 are:
- Barbara Samkharadze
- Anri Guchmanidze
- Tornike Kipiani
- David Rusadze
- Nika Kalandadze
- Mariam Shengelia
- Mariam Gogiberidze
- Tamar Kakalashvili
Georgia is using Georgian Idol to select its representative at the Eurovision Song Contest for a second year in a row. This year the show will be used to select the singer that will represent Georgia in Rotterdam, while the song will be chosen internally by GPB.
Georgian Idol’s judging panel is formed of Natia Todua, Tinatin Berdzenishvili, David Evgenidze and David Aladashvili.
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: ESC Portugal
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.