It’s hotting up in Georgia, guys! Today Georgian Public Broadcaster GPB announced the five lucky acts who will participate in the national final on January 14. They are: Nina Sublatti, Misha Sulukhia, Eteri Beriashvili, Niutone Band and Edward Meison. Some of you may remember Nina as the winner of Georgian Idol in 2013.
GPB closed its submission period on December 20 and an internal panel then narrowed the submissions down to five songs. They will be presented to the public on December 31. Each song will be assigned a telephone number and the Georgian public will have until January 14 to vote for their favourites. Yes, that’s two whole weeks. On the evening of January 14 the singers will perform their songs live on TV. The public votes will be combined with the votes of an international jury to decide the winner.
We do NOT yet have their songs, but we have managed to locate some videos of each act singing. This will give you a flavour of their vocals.
Georgia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest six times, debuting in 2007. Last year Georgia selected the jazz fusion band The Shin alongside vocalist Mariko Ebralidze to perform in Copenhagen. Mariko & The Shin failed to qualify for the final. But there is a silver lining: their low placing has inspired this year’s exciting effort!
For more info on Georgia’s national selection, visit GPB.
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