Georgia national broadcaster GPB are working hard to set up their national final. It was only last week that we learned the 28 names hoping to compete. GPB haven’t kept us in suspense too much longer, as today they published all remaining songs for y’all to listen to!
Only 26 acts remain, however, after both Ancho Dolidze and Ani Kekua have left the contest. But we’re still left with a big number of acts to go through and we can’t wait to see what will happen next. Of course, while we know the songs, we still don’t actually know what GPB plans to do with them. A further cull is expected, but the broadcaster remains silent on how they’ll do this.
In the meantime, you can check out each song on the official Soundcloud release below. Simply click each song name to hear the track!
GEORGIA’S EUROVISION 2017 SELECTION: FINALISTS
- Alisa Danelia — “We Are Eternity“
- Andria Gvelesiani — “Revolutionise“
- Group Asea Soul — “Nature“
- Bandon Stone & Eteri Beriashvili — “Heyo Song“
- Davit Shanidze — “Mtveris Kaci“
- Dima Kobeshavidze — “Scream“
- Elene Mikiashvili — “Fighter“
- Group EOS — “Urban Signs“
- Giorgi Chikovani — “Make It Right“
- Maliibu — “We Live Once“
- Mariam Chackhiani — “Fly“
- Mariko Lezhava — “Bithard and Avol Waves“
- Misha Sulukhia — “Magic“
- Nanuka Giogobiani — “Let the Sunshine In“
- Natia Bidzinashvili — “My Song For You“
- Nino Basharuli — “The Song of Love“
- Nutsa Buzalasze — “White Horses Run“
- Oto Nemsadze & Group Limbo — “Dear God“
- Rati Durglishvili — “Why“
- Sabina Chantouria — “Stranger“
- Group Sparkle — “On the Top“
- Group The Mins — “Crime“
- Tako Gacheciladze — “Keep it Faith“
- Temo Sajaia — “All the Same“
- Tornike Kipiani & Giorgi Bolotashvili — “You Are My Sunshine“
- Trio Mandili — “Me Da Shen“
There’s a good mix of genres and languages here, with a handful of songs in Georgian entered at this stage. Mainly though, we want to know what “Bithard” or “Avol Waves” are! There’s some promise here though, which is good to see at this stage with Georgia – a country known for their revamps.
Both of their latest entries “Midnight Gold” and “Warrior” were revamped by Swedish maestro Thomas G:son. This year though, G:son is already looking busy. He’s been announced as writing the song for Cyprus’ singer Hovig and he’s also involved with a number of Melodifestivalen entries. It’s still possible though that G:son will come on board to produce the Georgian song.
Whoever goes through will also be hoping for the same success as both those songs. Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz finished 20th in the final with “Midnight Gold”, even earning 12 points from the British jury. Nina Sublatti slayed us with her gothic realness in 2015, finishing 11th in the final.
Who is your favourite so far? Are you more excited for Georgia’s national selection now? Could any of these songs get the country’s first Eurovision win? Share your thoughts below!