This week the first live show of Georgian Idol started, and with it, the final ten became eight. Those eight will continue to compete in coming weeks, and eventually the series winner will go on to represent Georgia at Eurovision 2019.
After the first live show, two acts were eliminated: Besik Nemsadze and Georgia’s Junior Eurovision 2010 singer Mariam Kakhelishvili. The remaining eight face more performances and more eliminations before the grand final on 2 March.
But who are your favourites out of the eight acts? Take a look at the performances from this week’s Queen-themed show and vote for your favourites. Remember, you can vote for as many acts as you like, but you can only vote once — so make it count!
Dima has a history of trying his luck on talent shows. He first entered the The Voice – Akhali Khma (The Voice Georgia) in 2013, then had a turn on X Factor Georgia in 2015. Dima also auditioned for Holos Krainy (The Voice Ukraine) in 2016, but did not get past the judges auditions. In 2017, he competed in the Georgian national final with “Scream”, which placed 14th-equal.
After training with an opera background, Georgi switched to rock and hasn’t looked back. Georgi is best known for winning the second season of X Factor Georgia in 2015.
Georgi previously competed on X Factor Georgia in 2015, where he made the live shows. This time around, he’s trying his luck with Idol and a Eurovision focus.
Last year, Ikako competed on X Factor Georgia. This year’s he’s continuing to develop his singing career, this time with the Idol franschise.
Liza has previously competed on an earlier series of Georgian Idol and also had a go at X Factor Georgia 2017. She is now making another attempt at Idol, this time with a focus on Eurovision.
In 2012, Nini participated in The Voice – Akhali Khma (The Voice Georgia), where she placed second. Nini also had some success on Holos Krainy (The Voice Ukraine). In 2017, she made it to the live shows, but was eliminated in the first week.
Oto returns to Georgian Idol after previously winning the 2011 edition of the show. In 2013, he competed in Holos Krainy (The Voice Ukraine) and placed third. In 2017, he competed in Georgia’s national final as part of Oto Nemsadze & Group Limbo. Their song “Dear God” placed tenth equal.
Tamar is the only Georgian Idol act who hasn’t previously competed on a television talent show. She has performed in local music festivals, plays the violin and is inspired by the pop legend Rihanna.
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