It’s the process for selecting the Georgian representative for Eurovision 2019. And now things are getting very real on Georgian Idol, as the eliminations are coming thick and fast.
During the first two live shows the final ten became the final seven. The latest act to fall? Dima Kobeshavidize. You may remember he competed in the Georgian national final with “Scream” in 2017. He was in the bottom two alongside Ikako Aleksidze, while Oto Nemsadze led the game for the second show in a row. Oto topped the results with 21.09% of the 62,722 votes. The public is able to vote for their favourite via both telephone voting as well as through the Facebook Messenger app.
The winner will represent Georgia at Eurovision 2019. The remaining seven face more performances and more eliminations before the grand final on 2 March. Take a look at the performances from latest week’s show, where they performed songs by Georgian musician’s Irakli Charkviani, who is known by his pseudonym Mephe (King).
After training in opera, 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.
Liza 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.
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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