After more than a month of shows and dozens of candidates singing their hearts out, Georgian Idol will reach its climax on 31 December at 18:00 CET. The public will decide who will represent Georgia in Rotterdam for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

During the first six live shows, the final ten became the final four and we now know the finalists. The latest act to fall was Davit Rusadze. He was in the bottom two alongside Mariam Gogiberidze, while Tornike Kipiani led the game for the sixth show in a row. Tornike topped the results with 31.88% of the 106,250 votes.

That means Barbara Samkharadze, Mariam Gogiberidze, Tamar Kakalashvili and Tornike Kipiani are the final acts and have qualified for the grand final. The public is able to vote for their favourite via both telephone voting as well as through the Facebook Messenger app. Take a look at the performances from the sixth live show below.

With the grand final fast approaching, it’s time to get your take on who should sing at ESC. 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 2020?

Georgian Idol: Sixth live show performances

The five competing acts tackled a number of songs in duets with famous Georgian singers, including last year’s winner of Georgian Idol Oto Nemsadze, Junior Eurovision 2017 Runner-up Grigol Kipshidze, and last year’s Georgian Idol finalists Liza Kalandadze, Giorgi Nakashidze and Giorgi Pruidze. They performed “O (Fly On)”, “Runaway Baby”, “Breathe”, “Shallow” and “Juice”.

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.

  1. Tornike Kipiani – 31.88%
  2. Barbara Samkharadze – 22.42%
  3. Tamar Kakalashvili – 16.20%
  4. Mariam Gogiberidze – 15.28%
  5. Davit Rusadze – 14.22%

Davit Rusadze

Mariam Gogiberidze

Tamar Kakalashvili

Barbara Samkharadze

Tornike Kipiani

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.

What do you think? Who is your favourite finalist? Who would you like to see represent Georgia in Rotterdam? Share your thoughts below!

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Whisker
Whisker
9 months ago

Barbara Samkharadze!
Sorry, Tornike Kipiani’s act hardly qualifies as a duo, the other artist on the stage seemed to be a backing vocalist, not a duet partner.

lela
lela
9 months ago

barbara ??

Tom
Tom
10 months ago

I am readyyyyy for Tornike

Anita
Anita
10 months ago

Tornike Kipiani

Wildcat612
Wildcat612
10 months ago

I think Tornike has the strongest voice, but I swear… if we get another dour, borderline scary entry from Georgia…

Geo
Geo
10 months ago

The Georgians don’t learn from their mistakes. Another male, rock artist after they failed to qualify this year with the same pattern? No problem, they won’t qualify again in 2020, and I’ll be so happy about it!

Dawid
Dawid
10 months ago
Reply to  Geo

To be fair, its their tv show and winner happens to represent them on ESC. Whoever wins, wins Georgian Idol. That’s what they like do it makes sense that they send something they enjoy to ESC. Like Sweden sending pop songs, Belgium sending indie pop (?), Balkans sending ballads, etc. Maybe its their thing now?

KESC
KESC
10 months ago

Although I don’t get Georgia’s hype around Tornike, I would not completely rule him out. He has an interesting voice.. but yeah, the song is what matters!
Surprisingly, I also liked his duet with Liza last night.

I, personally, prefer Barbara tho. She has a great voice and shows personality on stage.

Whoever get’s chosen, I just hope that they come with a good entry, cause the last few years, Georgia really sent weak entries.

Yanis2Y
Yanis2Y
10 months ago
Reply to  KESC

I don’t get the hype around him either…

Catriona Colville
Catriona Colville
10 months ago
Reply to  KESC

They didn’t send weak entriesz they sent entries that represented them. They always do tiphings their own way, as it should be.

El3a
El3a
10 months ago

Honestly, Georgia I think you’re not going to qualify with Tornike. I think that with Barbara you’ll qualify

Joe
Joe
10 months ago

Does it really matter who we want? We all know who it’s going to be. That being said, I’ve been defending Tornike Kipiani this whole time and I’ll stand by that. He’s a talented singer, he just needs something to sing that can play to his strengths and be less polarizing than the last two Georgian entries.

Esc fan
Esc fan
10 months ago

ANOTHER DISQUALIFICATION FOR GEORGIA IN ROTTERDAM

Tom
Tom
10 months ago
Reply to  Esc fan

Georgia was only once disqualified and it was back in 2009 ….( or they withdraw idk )