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.

What do you think? Are you pleased to see Georgian Idol return? Who would you like to see on the new season? Tell is your thoughts below!

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paty
paty
7 months ago

When is the finale for Georgian Idol? I am going to be in Tbilisi over Christmas (last two weeks of Dec) and want to attend. I read it on here and now cannot find it.

Diego Alberto Gallardo García
Diego Alberto Gallardo García
9 months ago

Tamta for jury

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
9 months ago

i hope they at least try this year

Toffeenix
Toffeenix
9 months ago

I’m a fan of both Sheni gulistvis and Sul tsin iare as entries, and I’d love for them to continue with Georgian-language music… but I feel like it doesn’t lead to qualifications. Maybe if they went Georgian/English bilingual? I feel like they shouldn’t do the same thing again and expect different results.

Africavision
Africavision
9 months ago

Here’s hoping they send another song in the Georgian language to Eurovision. My fear is that the poor results from these past two years may result in them reverting to sending an English song. Off all their entries at Eurovision, ‘sheni gulistvis’ and ‘sul tsin iare’ are, for me, light-years above the rest. Not only does the Georgian language sound so good, it looks so good in written form too.

Trash KAN
Trash KAN
9 months ago

Oto is going to win again

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
9 months ago

The artist is not the problem. But the song selection was not my favorite one in the past years…

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
9 months ago
Reply to  ESCFan2009

oto looked like he’d just stepped down from a mountain top village with no running water. he was unpresentable

James
James
9 months ago

Would you rather see him have shorter hair?

Pancake
Pancake
9 months ago

In unrelated news, Stella Mwangi is back in Just Dance with “Ma Itu”.
And she just served African Queen-Realness!
Link: https://youtu.be/ospiGznziSA
Link: https://youtu.be/TzGPfYQ_e54

Loin dici
9 months ago

Ranina ‘worked’ for JESC in 2018, so I hope its adult version adaptation has the same or even better rate of success for the country. Kind of keen to see Georgia winning one day.

Dmw
Dmw
9 months ago

I hope they can suprise me next year in my own country
???

Mr. Vanilla Bean
Mr. Vanilla Bean
9 months ago

Varada varada, varada rada he, Georgia.

KESC
KESC
9 months ago

I really want to see Georgia winning soon!! C’mon Georgia, serve us another masterpiece like “Warrior”!!

But, I’m not sure if it’s really a good idea to let the public broadcaster’s team choose the song.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
Mr. Vanilla Bean
9 months ago
Reply to  KESC

Masterpiece? Hardly. The lyrics were way too oximated. But I would also like a Georgian win, it might be an interesting place for Eurovision to go to.

James
James
9 months ago
Reply to  KESC

Internally selecting a song isn’t new to Georgia.