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 three live shows the final ten became the final six. The latest act to fall? Ikako Aleksidze. He was in the bottom two alongside Nini Tsnobiladze, while Liza Kalandadze led the game for the first time. Liza topped the results with 24.05% of the 81,306 votes. One of the huge favourites of the contest, Oto Nemsadze, came second with 22.57% of the vote. The public is able to vote for their favourite via both telephone voting as well as through the Facebook Messenger app.

In December last year, Georgian broadcaster GPB launched their search for their Eurovision 2019 song alongside its search for an artist. The submission window closed last week, with over 200 songs being submitted to the broadcaster. Many of the submitted songs were composed by foreign composers. As a next step, the finalists of Georgian Idol will perform one song each in the final on March 2nd.

Before that, take a look at the performances from latest week’s show, where they performed modern Georgian songs.

Giorgi Nakashidze

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.

Giorgi Pruidze

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.

Liza Kalandadze

Liza 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.

Nini Tsnobiladze

In 2012, Nini participated in The Voice – Akhali Khma (The Voice Georgia), where she placed second. Nini also had some success on Golos Krainy (The Voice Ukraine). In 2017, she made it to the live shows, but was eliminated in the first week.

Oto Nemsadze

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 Lachkepiani

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.

What do you think? Who is your favourite contestant? Who would you like to see represent Georgia in Tel Aviv? Share your thoughts below!

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Nino
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They are great crew,but Tamari is my personal favorite act

Hanna
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Hanna

Tamar wow !Great performance

Kate
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Kate

Each of them has previous experiences but Tamar,although she has the great perspective and talent.Her voice is amazing

Joe
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Joe

This is only kind of related, but this is something I’d like to bring up in general because of how often people say”this country will totally win/lose”:
Four countries have won after placing last the year before.
Four countries have won after not even participating the year before.
Two countries have won after not even qualifying the year before.
The only thing you can predict about Eurovision is YOU CANT PREDICT IT.

Joe
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Joe

(And, on the other hand, at least three countries have finished last after winning the year before)

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

But on the other hand 43 countries have won after placing in top 10 (29 in top 5) the year before. You cannot predict Eurovision, but you can expect good results from countries that put a lot of effort into the contest.

Joe
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Joe

That’s true as well.

Joe
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Joe

Except it doesn’t hold water for most recent Eurovisions. The only examples I can think of for this decade are Running Scared, Euphoria, and Heroes. (As for the rest: Germany, Denmark, and Israel all finished bottom five the year before they won, Austria didn’t qualify the year before they won, and Ukraine and Portugal both sat out the year before they won).

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

You’ve got a point. Tho we don’t have any returnees this year. And back in the old days it was easier to be 10th out of 20, than to be 10th out of 40 nowadays.

Loin dici
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Let me guess…
1. No idea
2. Serbia, Ukraine, Portugal, ?
3. Austria, Finland.

Joe
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Joe

1. Netherlands (in ’59), Luxembourg (in ’61), Netherlands again (in ’69), and Belgium (in ’86).
2. All three, plus Israel in ’98.
3. Correct!

Katariina
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Katariina

I really want Liza to win

fagia
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fagia

so you can vote for her via messenger on georgian idol’s official facebook page

zzxxz
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zzxxz

Beovizija songs revealed

Colin
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Colin

I am just rating them 🙂

Brooklyn
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Brooklyn

They suck tbh! We know for sure that serbia no gonna win this year!!