Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) has internally selected indie rock band Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz to represent Georgia in Stockholm. After an open song submission process, a shortlist of five songs were recorded by the band, with the winning song to be chosen by public and jury vote.

The Wiwi Jury – our in-house panel of music unprofessionals – has also been listening and will preview and review each of the five tracks. We’ve assembled a jury from Australia, Croatia, Finland, Iceland, Italy, Morocco, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, the UK and Georgia, ready to share their take on the five songs vying to continue Nina Sublatti’s oximated legacy.

We’ll be unrolling these one by one over the coming week. You can read the completed reviews by clicking on the song title.

Georgia 2016: Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz reviews and rankings

  1. “Midnight Gold” (6.58)
  2. “We Agree” (6.33)
  3. “Pain in My Heart” (5.71)*
  4. “Sugar and Milk” (5.71)
  5. “Right or Wrong” (5.42)

* Ties are broken by preferential vote. For “Pain in My Heart” and “Sugar and Milk”, of our 14 jurors, eight rated “Pain in My Heart” higher than “Sugar and Milk”, while five rated “Sugar and Milk” higher than “Pain in My Heart”. One rated them equally.