After more than a month of shows and spectacular performances from dozens of candidates, Georgian Idol finally reached its climax tonight. Four acts sang, and in the end Oto Nemsadze emerged as the winner with the song “Sul Tsin Iare”(Go Ahead), earning the right to sing for Georgia at Eurovision 2019.
The public was able to vote for their favourite via both telephone voting as well as through the Facebook Messenger app. He topped the table with 44.13% of the 234,383 votes.
“Sul Tsin Iare” (Go Ahead) is a rock ballad that comes with plenty of aggression and thrust. Oto has a scratchy quality in his voice that works well with the genre. The tune features a great deal of musical mumbling and all-male choral backing for added power. It has a strong patriotic spirit: it expresses Georgian strength and calls for an end to war and conflict.
Who is Oto Nemsadze?
Oto is a 29-year-old musician. He returned 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.
- Oto Nemsadze – 44,13%
- Liza Kalandadze – 35%
- Giorgi Nakashidze – 11%
- Giorgi Pruidze – 9%
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