Georgia is returning to a standard national selection to pick its act for Eurovision 2017. Twenty-five acts will compete at the mammoth national final on 20 January — but only one can win that lucky ticket to Kyiv in May.

To help you make an informed decision on who to pay attention to, the Wiwi Jury – our in-house panel of music unprofessionals – will preview and review each of this year’s acts. We’re ready to pick our favourites for Georgia!

Our jury for this edition consists of 12 jurors who hail from Australia, Bulgaria, Morocco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom. We are truly international, y’all. Each juror assesses each song independently, and awards each song a score from 0 to 10. Before calculating the Wiwi Jury verdict, we drop the highest and lowest scores to reduce potential bias and outliers.

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

Georgia national selection 2017: reviews and rankings

  1. Trio Mandili – “Me da shen” (6.65)
  2. Mariko Lezhava – “Light It Up” (6.6)
  3. Nutsa Buzaladze – “White Horses Run” (6.45)
  4. Elene Mikiashvili – “Fighter” (6.35)
  5. Sparkle – “On the Top” (5.95)
  6. Maliibu “We Live Once” (5.8)
  7. Misha Sulukhia – “Magic” (5.5) *
  8. Mariam Chachkhiani – “Fly” (5.5)
  9. Nino Basharuli – “The Song of Love” (5.45) *
  10. Alisa Danelia – “We Are Eternity” (5.45)
  11. Asea Sool – “Nature” (5.35)
  12. Sabina Chantouria – “Stranger (5.1)
  13. The Mins – “Crime” (5.05)
  14. Tako Gachechiladze – “Keep the Faith” (4.5)
  15. Dima Kobeshavidze – “Scream” (3.85)
  16. Davit Shanidze – “Mtveris katsi” (3.45)
  17. Brandon Stone & Eteri Beriashvili – “Heyo Song” (3.0)
  18. Oto Nemsadze & Limbo – “Dear God” (2.9)
  19. Rati Durglishvili – “Why” (2.85)
  20. Andria Gvelesiani – “Revolutionise” (2.7)
  21. EOS – “Urban Signs” (2.4)
  22. Tornike Kipiani & Giorgi Bolotashvili – “You Are My Sunshine” (2.05)
  23. Temo Sajaia – “All the Same” (2)
  24. Giorgi Chikovani – “Make It Right” (1.75)
  25. Nanuka Giogobiani – “Let the Sunshine In” (1.7)

* Ties are broken by preferential vote.


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7 years ago

Wow, this seams like a mess. Has Wiwi jury became *that* nitpicking or is the selection really *that* weak. Out of 30 songs, half are rated as under average and the highest ranking is 6.65… that can’t be good. I’ve heard the songs only *once* in a row, in background… so I cannot really say anything. It will be a fun ride at the finals I assume, considering I have little knowledge of the songs, no favorite and the winner will be an absolute surprise.