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.
- Tornike Kipiani – 31.88%
- Barbara Samkharadze – 22.42%
- Tamar Kakalashvili – 16.20%
- Mariam Gogiberidze – 15.28%
- Davit Rusadze – 14.22%
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!