Mariam Shengelia is the latest artist to be knocked out of Georgian Idol, having finished last in yesterdays live show from Tbilisi.
Mariam Shengelia has been knocked out of Georgian Idol having finished last in the televote this evening with 12.83% of the vote. In contrast Tornike Kipiani continued his domination of the competition having won another live show by a margin of just under 12% points.
The full results of this evenings show was as follows:
- Tornike Kipiani – 29.09%
- Barbara Samkharadze – 17.75%
- Mariam Gogiberidze – 13.68%
- Tamar Kakalashvili – 13.64%
- Davit Rusadze – 13.01%
- Mariam Shengelia – 12.83%
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.
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.