They’re a country known for their bold Eurovision entries, usually qualifying for the grand final. Now Georgia is searching for their next act, with details of the 2017 national selection announced today. And unlike the internal selection of 2016, the act going to Kyiv will be chosen with a national final.

After using internal selection to pick the indie band Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz for Stockholm, the broadcaster is returning to a national final. Georgia’s best results at Eurovision have come from acts chosen via a national final.

Broadcaster GPB announced today that the competition would be open to professional singers and bands. The entry period will open on Monday, 7 November and run until 7 December.

The broadcaster has not confirmed details of the national final itself, but in recent years the final has been part of the television show Communicatori.

You can watch the official trailer and application call below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac9cbzitl9E

Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Georgia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest ten times, debuting in 2007.

Last year they internally selected indie rock band Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz. The group’s song, “Midnight Gold” was selected by public and jury vote from a shortlist of five. In Stockholm the Britpop track was accompanied with thrilling, psychedelic staging and finished 9th in its semi-final and 20th in the grand final.

In 2015, Georgia sent Nina Sublatti with her oximated electro-pop number “Warrior”. It placed 11th in the grand final.

Both “Midnight Gold” and “Warrior” were revamped by Swedish maestro Thomas G:son. This year he has been announced as writing the song for Cyprus’ singer Hovig, but it is possible that G:son will also produce the Georgian song.

What do you think? Are you excited that Georgia is staging a national selection? Can they get their first Eurovision win? Share your thoughts below!

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Kris
Kris
4 years ago

What does oximated mean btw?

MoreMusicLessGlamourPlease
MoreMusicLessGlamourPlease
4 years ago

I agree with JESC and Miss….Kudos for their original songs 🙂 Way better than the contrived and streamlined entries of their neighbours Azerbiajan.

Personally I loved their song this year…SO happy it qualified. My best moment of ESC 2016!

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
4 years ago

the more national selections the better 🙂
love the quirky georgian music scene too

Miss Uncongeniality
Miss Uncongeniality
4 years ago

What I like about georgian’s entries, is that even if you like it or not, are the most original and experimental of the year

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

I’m very happy about this! 🙂

I love how they always send original, different and daring songs and they usually get rewarded. Initially, I didn’t like this year’s Georgian entry but live it was really good and I’m glad it made the final. Nina was just awesome. <3<3<3

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago

I want them in the final simply because they have the best flag ever.

Kris
Kris
4 years ago

Ha ha….pollaski

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 years ago

Good news.
Georgian people have good taste and should come up with an interesting candidate. Their internal selections though, are either hit or miss.

Pollaski IV: A New Hope
Pollaski IV: A New Hope
4 years ago

FSR GEORGIA, DAMMIT!!!!

#Ameritriggered