After two years of internal selections which produced mostly mixed results for the country, Georgia’s broadcaster GPB has announced they are bringing back the national final. Power to the people!

But before we head over to Tbilisi on 14 January, the broadcaster has today opened their song submission process until the 20 December. Christmas may be 22 days away, but artists from across Georgia have only 17 days to submit their songs. Those wishing to participate are asked to submit their songs, along with a photo and CV, to the postal address #68 Kostava Street.

On December 31 — that’s New Year’s Eve — the state broadcaster will present five songs to the public. They’ll then have two weeks to think about their favourite before the January 14 final. On that night the public — and an international jury — will decide the winner.

2012 was the last time the national final was used, eventually won by Anri Jokhadze with “I’m a Joker”. He failed to qualify from the semi-final at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.

Eurovision predecessors Mariko & The Shin also failed to qualify from the semi-final earlier this year, finishing rock bottom with their entry “Three Minutes To Earth”.

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Georgian
Georgian
5 years ago

Christmas in Georgia is celebrated on 7th of January so there are more than 22 days left till Christmas 🙂 I think Georgia was not holding national competitions because of expenses and also people are not very much interested in Eurovision. I am glad they will have it this year though, maybe it will get more attention and they will start voting. Conchita got 10 points from Georgia this year because only gays were watching the show. Anri Jokhadze who represented the country in 2012 is actually pretty famous in the country and can sing well, which can explain why… Read more »

Huh
Huh
5 years ago

Three Minutes to Earth was actually great, musical and performance wise. They just don’t have enough fans for them to have had a higher ranking. Just look at the demographics…

Dar
Dar
5 years ago

only ever liked georgia 2007 and 2008..
2012 disaster
2013 was soo cheesy and yuk cliche
2014 disaster

D
D
5 years ago

I love Georgia’s songs in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2014, and all but one was selected by a national selection. It seems the internal selection method clearly wasn’t working as I personal couldn’t stand their 2013 song while nearly everyone else couldn’t stand their 2014 song. I think this’ll be a good change for them.

Mei International
Mei International
5 years ago

2013 was one of my favorite songs, at least the studio version. The live version was not as strong. I probably liked it because it was produced by Thomas G:Son…

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5 years ago

Decent placing not decent song

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5 years ago

Honestly I think their 2014 song was so unique and that’s why I liked it. If they send something more appealing like but unique at the same time, they would get the decent song