Tbilisi calling! Georgian Public Broadcasting (GPB) has confirmed Georgia‘s participation in Eurovision 2016, meaning we’ll see more of that Georgian warrior spirit in Stockholm.

GPB haven’t confirmed the method they’ll use to choose their 2016 artist and song. Their 2015 entry was chosen by a national final. Five artists were selected by an expert panel, they performed on New Year’s Eve, then Georgian viewers had the first two weeks of the new year to cast televotes. Along with a 50% jury vote, this determined Nina Sublatti and her powerhouse anthem “Warrior” as the winner.

The other big question is who should sing for Georgia. Check out our Georgian wishlist, including Katie Melua, BERA, Tamta, Nini Tsnobiladze and The BearFox.

Are you excited at Georgia’s return? Who do you think should represent Georgia in Stockholm? Leave your comments below!

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mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

@Robyn great! maybe we’ll top 40 this year

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

@danielesc: Patience, Daniel-san! You may yet get your wish! I’ve seen many YouTube videos with ideal prospects from ESC fans and bloggers left and right; and for Georgia, many of them want to see Nina try to qualify for the 2016 contest.

Mario = Legend
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Mario = Legend

Ha. Glitch. Naughty website…

I hope Georgia send something as great as last year and don’t bring back the parachutes and a bad Shakira impersonator.

Daniel
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Daniel

This is gonna be the best year since 2011 i think.

danielesc
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danielesc

EUROVISION 2015 ONLY NINA SUBLATTI

#NoUnloved
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#NoUnloved

Maybe Tamta this time?

Robyn Gallagher
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mocosuburbian: There is indeed! 15 September was the deadline for initial applications to be made. Countries have until 10 October to withdraw and then they’re locked in (that is, if they want to withdraw they have to pay a fee).

FYI, the following countries from 2015 are yet to confirm for 2016: Albania, Armenia, Moldova, Russia, Montenegro, Portugal, San Marino and Serbia. But it’s likely that most, if not all, will confirm soon enough. It’s going to be a big year!

Yes
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Yes

Oscillated*

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

is there a reason why so many countries are confirming participation today?
is it the deadline or something?

Adam
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Adam

Tbh, im a native english speaker and i’ve never heard the words “oximated” or “oxillated” in my life. Maybe i need Nina to teach my english!

Dar
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Dar

did she just make up the word oximated ???

Mitchelvaneijk
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And again a article became already annoying