It’s the process for selecting the Georgian representative for Eurovision 2020. And the excitement and intrigue on Georgian Idol just won’t quit, as the eliminations are coming thick and fast.
During the first five live shows, the final ten became the final five and we now know the semi-finalists. The latest act to fall — gorgeous Mariam Shengelia, who was one of the huge favourites to win the contest. She was in the bottom two alongside Davit Rusadze, while Tornike Kipiani led the game for the fifth show in a row. Tornike topped the results with 29.09% of the 111,753 votes.
The public is able to vote for their favourite via both telephone voting as well as through the Facebook Messenger app. The remaining nine acts face more performances and more eliminations before the grand final on 31 December. Take a look at the performances from fifth live show below.
Georgian Idol: Fifth live show performances
The six competing acts tackled a number of songs by Georgian composer Gia Kancheli, which showed off their vocal talents and charisma. They performed “King Lear”, “Melancholy”, “Don’t Call Me”, “Yellow Leaves”, “Magical Egg” and “She is here”.
According to the overall results, Tornike Kipiani remains the huge favourite to win the contest. Also Barbara Samkharadze, who has come up second in almost every show.
- Tornike Kipiani – 29.09%
- Barbara Samkharadze – 17.75%
- Mariam Gogiberidze – 13.68%
- Tamar Kakalashvili – 13.64%
- Davit Rusadze – 13.01%
- Mariam Shengelia – 12.83%
“I’m still happy, because I had an opportunity to sing with this amazing orchestra. I’m not discouraged because Davit stayed in the contest instead of me and I really hope that he will keep on going. I want to say to thank you to everyone for their support and I’m happy for participating in this contest, because it gave me a huge experience.” Mariam says.
Unlike the last season of Georgian Idol, which selected both the artist and the song for Eurovision, this year’s series will only select the artist. The future winner of Georgian Idol will have their Eurovision song internally selected.
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