Get oximated! Georgia confirms participation in Eurovision 2017

As the confirmations keep coming, Georgia has confirmed that they are on board for Eurovision 2017. The Georgian Public Broadcaster has said yes to competing in Kyiv next year.

GPB has not revealed how they will select their act for 2017. Georgia’s act for Stockholm, Nika Kocharov and Young Georgian Lolitaz, was internally selected by the broadcaster. Their song was selected by public and jury vote, from a shortlist of five.

Georgia also has an ongoing relationship with the Swedish songwriter and producer Thomas G:son. He has been involved with cowriting or revamping three of Georgia’s previous four entries.

The Caucasus nation is known for its eclectic entries in Eurovision, from the extravagant cabaret of “I’m a Joker” to the hippy jazz of “Three Minutes to Earth” to the staunch pop of “Warrior”.

In 2016, indie rock band Nika Kocharov and Young Georgian Lolitaz performed their Britpop entry “Midnight Gold”, accompanied with thrilling, psychedelic staging. While not a typical Eurovision entry, it had its share of fans, including the UK jury who awarded Georgia 12 points in both the semi-final and grand final.

Georgia is also competing in Junior Eurovision 2016. Ten-year-old Mariam Mamadashvili is due to represent her country in Malta in November.

What do you think? How should Georgia select their act for 2017? Can they get their first Eurovision win? Share your thoughts below!