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.
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.
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.
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 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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