Georgia will become the seventh nation to select their singer for Eurovision 2020, with the final of Georgian Idol set for December 31.
Georgia will select their singer for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest on New Years Eve. GPB has announced that the final of Georgian Idol will take place on December 31 from 21:00 local time, with the winner going on to the contest in Rotterdam this coming May.
The four artists who are competing in the Grand Final are:
- Tornike Kipiani
- Barbara Samkharadze
- 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.
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.