After more than a month of shows and dozens of candidates, Georgian Idol will reach its climax on Sunday at 19:00 CET. The public will decide who will represent Georgia in Tel Aviv for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
We now know the finalists. The latest act to fall? Nini Tsnobiladze. She was in the bottom two alongside Giorgi Pruidze, while Liza Kalandadze led the results for the third time. Liza topped the table with 30.18% of the 94,663 votes. One of the huge favourites of the contest, Oto Nemsadze, came second again with 27.23% of the vote. The public is able to vote for their favourite via both telephone voting as well as through the Facebook Messenger app.
That means Giorgi Nakashidze, Giorgi Pruidze, Liza Kalandadze and Oto Nemsadze are the final four acts and have qualified for the grand final. Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) has announced three winning songs too. The above mentioned finalists have chosen their song to perform in the final on March 3rd.
Liza Kalandadze – Sevdisperi Zgva (Silent Sea)
Oto Nemsadze – Sul Tsin Iare (Go Ahead)
Giorgi Nakashidze – Sul Tsin Iare (Go Ahead)
Giorgi Pruidze – Me Mjera (I Believe)
The winning composers are: Levan Basharuli, Roma Giorgadze and Tamar Babilua. Before the final you can take a look at the performances from the most recent show, where each act performed two songs: A global hit and a modern song from Georgia.
It’s tough to assess who should sing at Eurovision without hearing them sing the candidate entries. But we’re running a poll anyway. You can base your vote on their pre-existing performances and obvious talent. You can vote for as many acts as you’d like, but you can only vote one time.
Who should sing for Georgia at Eurovision 2019?
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.
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 finalist? Who would you like to see represent Georgia in Tel Aviv? Share your thoughts below!