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 continue…all building up to the song selection and finale.

We now know the semi-finalists. The latest act to fall? Tamar Lachkepiani. She was in the bottom two alongside Nini Tsnobiladze, while Liza Kalandadze led the results for the second time. Liza topped the table with 33.03% of the 93,631 votes. One of the huge favourites of the contest, Oto Nemsadze, came second again with 23.90% of the vote. The public is able to vote for their favourite via both telephone voting as well as through the Facebook Messenger app.

During the latest show we learned that producers will send a song in the Georgian language. As you’ll remember, four finalists will perform one song each in the final on March 2nd. Before that you can take a look at the performances from the most recent show, where each act performed songs by Georgian composers.

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.

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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Georgian sounds great in ballads.

Colin
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So, the winner will represent Georgia at ESC? No further convoluted processes like in Spain? Will we hear the chosen song at the finals?

Skiwalko
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It seems so. The winner will be decided by the televote only (not sure if that’s the best idea, cause it favors singer over the song, or vice versa).

MrDonut
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Yes for Georgian!!!
I can’t wait to see what Georgia has this year

Skiwalko
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We’re on our way to beat the number of 13 languages last year. We have 10 so far, with big chances of getting Hungarian, Icelandic, Polish, Sami, Grenlandic, and some surprise ones as well.

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Perhaps Srbuk will have some Armenian in her song? Also, Swedish if Jon Henrik wins Melfest. You forgot Serbian and Portuguese for sure, and Norwegian if Morland takes MGP!

Skiwalko
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I already counted Portuguese and Serbian.

Lolek
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Lolek

Yay for a song in Georgian!!

Katariina
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Katariina

Fingers crossed for Liza.