The Georgian Public Broadcaster has confirmed today that it will use a two-stage process to choose their act for Eurovision 2020.
Stage I: Georgian Idol artist selectionAs
As in 2019, the winner of the upcoming series of Georgian Idol will represent the country at Eurovision 2020. Following castings, 10 contestants will be chosen for the show and the public will vote for their favourite acts each week — via both telephone voting as well as through the Facebook Messenger app. The new series will begin broadcasting in October.
Stage II: Eurovision song selection
In the second stage of the competition, the Georgian Public Broadcaster’s team will select a song for the winner of Idol. The members of team are: Producer of the musical program “Acoustics” – Giorgi Asanishvili; Producer of the children’s music show “Ranina” – Lana Kutateladze; Georgian Public Broadcaster’s main music producer – David Evgenidze; Head of the Georgian delegation for Eurovision – Natia Mshvenieradze; and the Producer of Eurovision Georgia – Natia Uznadze.
The team is responsible for the selection of the song (lyrics and music), providing relevant work for packaging the song (arranging, mastering, recording in the studio, etc.), shooting the music video, managing the performance at the Eurovision Song Contest (including choreography, costumes, etc.) and overseeing marketing activities.
The last series was won by Oto Nemsadze, who had previously won an earlier version of Georgian Idol — Geostar — in 2010. Oto performed the patriotic rock ballad “Sul tsin iare” at Eurovision 2019, where it was retitled “Keep On Going”. Sadly the song finished only 14th in its semi-final, keeping Georgia from the grand final for the third year in a row.
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