In 2015 Nina Sublatti battled a billowing cloud of smoke. In 2016 Nika Kocharov threw down psychedelic realness. And both of them took Georgia to the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Now Georgia’s national broadcaster GPB is keen to make sure they can make the final for a third year in a row. Clearly eager to gage public reaction to their songs, they released the names of the 28 Eurovision 2017 hopefuls last week. And on December 13 they released the actual songs, sending our comments section into overdrive as fans reacted to the numbers, using adjectives from “interesting” to “fun” to “tragic”. But don’t worry: Regardless of the ultimate result, we’re sure Georgia will force a revamp of the winning song.

Ancho Dolidze, Natia Bidzinashvili and Ani Kekua have left the contest. But we’re still left with a very long playlist of songs. GPB hasn’t made their decision on who will compete in the national final, so this is your chance to let YOUR voice be heard and potentially influence the set list. At the final itself, the winner will be determined by a 60% jury, 40% televote split. Yes, Georgia wants to professionalize!

 

GEORGIA’S EUROVISION 2017 SELECTION: THE LONG LIST

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[…] Wiwibloggs undersökning visar att deras läsare har en topp-tre som ser ut som följer: 1. “Keep the Faith”, Tako Gachechiladze (14.38%) 2. “Crime”, Group The Mins (10.46%) 3. “We Live Once”, Maliibu (9.08%) […]

Brian
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Brian

Top 3:
1. The Mins
2. Nutsa Buzaladze
3. Oto Nemsadze & Limbo

Klara
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Klara

Trio Mandili! They’re amazing!!!

Tikuna
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Tikuna

The Mins -crime for the win! I absolutely love them.

Amy
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Crime! The Mins for the win <3

But if not, We Live Once or Light It Up.

I also really really love The Song of Love and You Are My Sunshine, I'm so glad my favourite ESC country have a lot of good songs this year.

arnaud
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arnaud

Why to many singers sounds like american singers? The world need to discover nice ethnic songs… Globalization kills humanity! I spent a long time to hear all the singers, a few sounds georgian and very nice ! Arnaud from France

George
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George

My top 3 are : white horses run , fighter and light it up

Grace
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Grace

My top 10:
1. We Are Eternity
2. We Live Once
3. White Horses Run
4. On the Top
5. Nature
6. Fly
7. Keep the Faith
8. Fighter
9. Magic
10. Me Da Shen

misha
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misha

2

nino
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nino

oto nemsadze (y) (y)

nino
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nino

limbooo

JeffRey
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JeffRey

Does KEEP THE FAITH remind Lara Fabian Je T’aime only to me?

MIke
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MIke

Love rock music Oto Nemsadze Rock-s!

bogdan
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bogdan

LIMBO!!!!!!

bogdan
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bogdan

Limbo is a greatest Music Group we want to see them On eurovision! Stas From ukraine

BrunoAm
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BrunoAm

Alisa Danelia my favorite “We Are Eternity”

BrunoAm
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BrunoAm

Alisa Danelia my favorite song “We Are Eternity”

Juuseven
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Juuseven

How lame! These finalists are much better than Eesti Laul’s collection for 2017!!

Danielle
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Danielle

As I understand, there are quite a lot of celebrities participating here and have listened to nearly all of the artists, but I consider “Urban Signs” of EOS clearly distinctive from the others, so energetic and powerful, though “Stranger” of Sabina Chantoura is also great. Both of the songs are hit singles imao

Zebb
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Zebb

I hope we’ll be able to see Wiwi-team favourites from this and estonian selections.

liizii
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liizii

i vote for dima kobeshavidze <3 <3

Eurovision2017
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Eurovision2017

Malibu sounds like I’m a round table! Girl, If you don’t know English you better sing in your own language!
The other songs sound so weird too!
I voted for Mariko but
I think that Nina was the best contenstant so far!

Timselvision
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Timselvision

Me Da Shen is absolutely a jam, loved it at first listen 😀

Kyle Wii
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Kyle Wii

Fly by Mariam Chachkhiani needs a good revamp and that song will def smash up there. The Mins – very interesting!!!

Calum Macleod
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Calum Macleod

This selection probably has the most mixed feelings on songs we’ve ever had!

LULU
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SPARKLE on the top
This has a very good chance if the choose it
come on georgia get it right for once,

Jumper
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Jumper

Tako sounds promising

voxtaylor
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voxtaylor

Urban Signs and Magic are my favorite. Dear God and Keep the Faith are pretty great too.

Marshpan
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Marshpan

Georgia’s selection for 2017 brings us a lot of variety. The few things that will give some songs a lead over others is the music taste of the voters and juries, the vastness of the Eurovision stage vs. an individual’s playlist, and the overall energy and atmosphere of the song. There are quite a few songs here that would be interesting to see on the Eurovision stage. I’m thinking of ‘Nature’ and ‘You Are My Sunshine’, which lean towards very niche audiences. As a song meant to be listened to in any other context than Eurovision, they’re fine as they… Read more »

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Credit to the Georgian musicians – there is some good music here. I have no idea who’s going to do well; it’s simply a matter of taste really. For example, I really like Group Asea Sool’s “Nature” even though it’s not well-suited for Eurovision – it’s just so refreshingly different!
Probably “Fighter” will do well. But let’s see…

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

i was kind of going for white horses run / light it up / we are eternity / song of love / maliibu and like these are the obvious favorites
but then i listened to you are my sunshine and…. wow
could not fit my music taste better

Nick
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Nick

I love Me Da shen. I love the vibe and it reminds me of Navi from Belarus.

raejean
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raejean

It’s magical final , historical final . Alisa Danelia We are eternity, very nice.

Zebb
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Zebb

My favourites here ‘Fighter’, then ‘Revolutionise’ and ‘White Horses Run’ – both decent and practicaly #1 for me but same time they scream for being revamped.
I’d include also ‘Dear God’ and ‘We Live Once’ but both quite pessimistic (tho still fine).

And of course, the guilty pleasure – caucassus ethnojump ‘Me Da Shen’ and weirdest ‘You Are My Sunshine’! -behold-

Gianluca
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Gianluca

The question is a bit unclear… what does “Who should make Georgia’s national final for Eurovision 2017?” mean?

CRETE
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CRETE

SPARKLE IS THE BEST AND ITS MY FAVORITE

Zebb
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Zebb

I just tried to check full version of Tornike Kipiani’s weirdo and trapped onto his rock cover of Kylie’s hit with labial harmony… dear lord.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo6ofOzw8X0

Kris
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Kris

Oh….got it sNaKe……I must have entered the article before you posted then.

jon
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maliboo my winnerrrr

sNaKe
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sNaKe

Kris read my previous comment below

Kris
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Kris

Its not been changed……read my comment on the previous post Aaran.

Kris
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Kris

How did this happen?? Last I saw white horses run was leading and now a pathetic song is on top? How did 800 votes come in in no time?

Aaran
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Aaran

I believe Bithard and Avol Waves has been changed to Light It Up. Makes a lot more sense now! ????

sNaKe
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sNaKe

Unfair!! If you wonder what are Andria and Oto doing on the top it’s because they posted about poll on FB.

xxxxx
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xxxxx

tako gachechiladze is best …#tbilisi2018

AzeriBoy96
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AzeriBoy96

My favourite is Tako.

felix1
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felix1

1. Nutsa Buzaladze — “White Horses Run”
2. Elene Mikiashvili — “Fighter”
3. Mariam Chackhiani — “Fly”
4. Group Sparkle — “On the Top”
5. Group Asea Soul — “Nature”
6. Nino Basharuli — “The Song of Love”
7. Sabina Chantouria — “Stranger”
8. Bandon Stone & Eteri Beriashvili — “Heyo Song”
9. Giorgi Chikovani — “Make It Right”
10. Maliibu — “We Live Once”

MarioMario
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MarioMario

Malibu and Nutsa. Tako’s song can lead up to good staging.

Marco
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Marco

I like only 6 songs,but Malibu is the BEST choice!
1.Malibu
2.The Mins
3.Nino Basharuli
4.Nutsa Buzaladze
5.Mariam Chachkhiani
6.Elene Mikiashvili