She’s the Georgian singer who made it all the way to the Top 12 of American Idol last January. And now Nutsa Buzaladze is going global once again — this time at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024. 

The Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) revealed the news on Friday, giving Georgians plenty to talk about headed into the weekend.

Diehard Eurovision fans will know that Nutsa has been eyeing Eurovision for years. In 2017 she finished second in Georgia’s national final (behind Tako Gachechiladze) with her song “White Horses Run.” She defeated future Eurovision participant Oto Nemsadze in the same competition. 

Nutsa Buzaladze is Georgia’s Eurovision 2024 singer

During her interview with me about an hour before the reveal, Nutsa revealed that she’d only found out she was the act yesterday — 24 hours before the announcement. She hasn’t yet chosen her song but has some ideas. What’s sure is that she wants to bring energy, which she repeated several times.

About Nutsa 

At the end of 2016, the rising star sat down with wiwiblogger Rezo Mamsikashvili in Tbilisi at Cafe Lounge Claude Monet, where they shared coffee, laughs and a whole lot of love. By then she’d already won the New Wave music festival, competed on The Voice of Turkey (O Ses Türkiye) and dazzled on Georgia’s Got TalentYour Face Sounds Familiar and Dancing with the Stars.

Her success on The Voice — and her partnership with mentor and Eurovision 2009 singer Hadise — made her a recognisable figure on the streets of Turkey.

“When I was walking down the street after that contest they were like, ‘Oh this is Nutsa!’”

“Now [Hadise and I] have a friendship. She is such an amazing person. I’m really happy that I know her, because she’s such a star.” 

Nutsa’s ambitions have only grown since then. She’s got a growing fan base in the United States thanks to her spin on American Idol‘s 2023 season.  

She auditioned with Patti LaBelle’s “Lady Marmalade.” The judges were impressed by her ability to sing and dance at the same time, but Katy Perry wanted to focus on Nutsa’s gorgeous voice.

“Look, there’s a voice in there,” Katy said. “I think maybe it was turned up too hot.”

Nutsa then performed Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love of All,” which led to three yes votes from Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie.

Are you excited that Nutsa has been internally picked? How far do you think she can go? Let us know in the comments box below….

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Paddy
Paddy
3 months ago

She has an amazing voice! It is not a secret.

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
3 months ago

Please, may the song be in Georgian.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

in terms of my behaviour, well i just get irritated quite easily these recent times

Nutsa is a pretty woman, forget that name i called her then, with the right song (and for georgia the bar is always raised high for me personally, i hope she stays true to her own sound, and isn’t afraid to include some georgian lyrics if she wants to, might be a good thing in a 100% televote semi)

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

something like ”Alive” please, georgia going the albania ethno ballad route in english yes please yum

Zanoni
Zanoni
3 months ago

I loved Georgia’s song so much last year as a piece of art even if it wasn’t a competitive Eurovision entry. I hope they continue to produce unique entries, though a move back toward the center feels sadly inevitable.

DutchTurkk
DutchTurkk
3 months ago

My day couldn’t end any better. She was on my personal wishlist since her nf participation in 2017. We know she can sing, the only thing she needs is the right song and a good staging. I think we’ll see Georgia Georgia in the final after 8 years!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago
Reply to  DutchTurkk

of course they’ll be in the final again, and a top 5 result too

DutchTurkk
DutchTurkk
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

I hope that so much, top 3 would even be better

EurovisionaryVoice
3 months ago

Hopefully, they’re going to deliver a banger!

duxx
duxx
3 months ago

Happy to see this!
Looking forward hearing her new song.
I remember her from 2017 and she can sing live well.

Héctor
Héctor
3 months ago

Ohhh I know “White Horses Run”. I realy liked that one back then.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
3 months ago

Wait…I know her! White Horses Run was an entry I picked for a Fan contest two years ago! It probably should have gone to Eurovision! What a throwback!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

Queen Nutsa coming for the win #Tbilisi2025

Yuarith
Yuarith
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Bruh make up your mind, you were bashing her in the comments below -.-

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago
Reply to  Yuarith

i wasn’t lol? i always love Georgia

sparkling points
sparkling points
3 months ago

Dora, Doru, na Dori, s Dore.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
3 months ago

She sings super well! In Georgia like in Albania btw, I don’t know it must be in their DNA but they have all gorgeous and powerful voices. Welcome to Eurovision Nutsa and good luck!
So she still hasn’t the song, so we can guess that we will have the georgian song among the last this year…

Tino
Tino
3 months ago

Don’t know if it’s a gene thing but I wonder if there is a particularly strong music culture in those country, especially in Georgia. I mean look at JESC. Georgia always send incredibly good singer, no matter the quality of the song.
This plus the fact that Georgia is always doing its thing without caring of what is trendy or not. I really wish to the country to have a great result one day. Seeing them back in the final would be a nice first step but it would be amazing to see them in the top 10 (or more).

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago
Reply to  Tino

yes Georgia always sends authentic good artists

my faves so far are

2018 the Iriao GODS of the Universe
2019 Daddy Oto with his Varada Varada banger
2020 and 2021 King Tornike with his poetry
2022 Circus Mircus quirky bop
2023 queen Iru with her playing with english words to make it ethnic

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago

This is probably not fair, but for me, appearing on American Idol only takes away credibility, it does not add to it. Still, she seems very talented and I hope the right song comes her way.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

She duetted with kylie for padam padam in the final of american idol btw

Ari
Ari
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Sinead O’Connor knew what she was talking about when she said Cowell and Walsh were killing music. It’s the truth.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
3 months ago
Reply to  Ari

Cowell is but not Walsh. Walsh is from a bygone era.

Alex
Alex
3 months ago

She gives La Zarra vibes, love her. Hope her song is good.

ThePointsMan
ThePointsMan
3 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I thought the same when I first saw this story!!!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago
Reply to  Alex

not at all, watch most of her american idol performances too, and check her own work in her youtube channel too, quite some georgian language songs she has as well

now that i see the light
now that i see the light
3 months ago

Inspired by her coach Hadise , she should come with a R&B not a ballad so she’ll have higher chance

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
3 months ago

R&B gives you higher chance than a ballad? Why and since when?

Alex
Alex
3 months ago

So basically she is a professional talent show contestant…she has been doing these shows for years but for what?

I dont know how she managed to do American Idol (good connections?) But it did not give her fame or discography.

I bet Georgia will buy her a Swedish song and SJB as stage director.

Steven
Steven
3 months ago
Reply to  Alex

You’re right, but when the truth is this bad people online tend to see you and your comment as negative, when in reality you’re just portraying that – a reality.

Alex
Alex
3 months ago
Reply to  Steven

It can only mean that they know it’s the reality and they hate it that i call it out as it is. I am not saying she is no talented, she is of course. But she’s been in like 5-6 talent shows and her career never took off…

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

another country who i’ll boo, besides Israel then

the sooner Georgia withdraw for good from this contest, the better

the lesser countries we have participating, the better for a shorter length of show

Jamie
Jamie
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

What has Georgia done lmao, go touch some grass.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

No he only forgot to take his pills today, we’re used of it.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

No, i am most optimistic for Latvia, hollow is mega, Moldova for Sasha Bognibov, and my wallonian king Mustii ofc and i also Boris Stok entry can we talk in dora

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

It’s called to be biased then. Partiality is so ugly to see. The way you treat some artists is disgusting, your toxicity is vomitive. You’re not anymore credible. I don’t know go to sleep until May and let the artists in peace. Spamming the wiwi comment section is your passion? If you think you will have influence on something by doing that here… keep dreaming, keep wasting your time…I’m must be too kind but I feel pity for you. You’re doing such a great publicity for Mustii and Boris and some others, if I was them I would be so… Read more »

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

You guys do not know what shame is tbh, and btw emma muscat is still slaying so sorry for you guys your toxicity was such an embarrassment instead of just enjoying her esc journey back then but yeah anti rich kid policies, right

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

…..Emma Muscat 2022 now wtf. She’s the reason why you insult the 2024 artists?! Man your pills quickly and big sleep.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

yes i like Emma, and no she doesn’t pay me to like her if that is what you’re thinking i just love her feel good sound and to go with a feel good anthem was her choice okay, but even if that was a MF reject she made it her own, gave it her own authentic touch, styled it as her own with her EP I Am Emma (of which she and a maltese team created colours in the dark with slightly slowed down bits of the IAWIA instrumental btw) Emma isn’t an Aisel whom nowadays avoids X My Heart… Read more »

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

hopefully Netherlands are in same semi as Georgia, than at least a chance not to finish last place of the semi lols

Jean-Paul
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Waarom ben jij zo’n ongelooflijke pain in the ass. Onuitstaanbaar gewoon.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago
Reply to  Jean-Paul

Lol, but bullying emma muscat and victor vernicos was okay

Precious record esc champions georgia can do no wrong lmao

Bejba
Bejba
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Dont Forget Blanka Too

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

yes, also was the victim of pure toxicity on here

Devito
Devito
3 months ago

Sakartvelo taking things for real this time? We will see if the song matches her talent. Big hopes for Kartvelians!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago
Reply to  Devito

umm nope, she’ll flop as hard as her other botox sister from albania from 2022 Ronela

Devito
Devito
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

You know what? That’s you talking some BS. Go go Sakartvelo!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago
Reply to  Devito

Georgia, loyalists of Putin of course, YUK

Devito
Devito
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Says a mirror mirror on the wall. At the time Georgia was governed by a pro-European coalition, Lithuania had been in contact with its representatives. They literally said Kartvelians want their country to be called Sakartvelo instead of Georgia. And so the government of Lithuania changed the name from Georgia (Gruzija) to Sakartvelo (Sakartvelas) to support the Kartvelian aspirations for integration with Europe.

Alex
Alex
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

They’re not loyalists lol they even tried sending an anti Putin song in 2009

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
3 months ago
Reply to  Alex

“We don’t wanna put in” would’ve been iconic had they taken part that year 🙁

Alex
Alex
3 months ago
Reply to  BiCHOTA

Agree!!

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
3 months ago

Sounds promising, she’s clearly talented and eager to take part of the contest, but it’ll all come down to the song, which I hope is good!

Ari
Ari
3 months ago

If all else fails, buy a *good* G:sson song again. He will make you qualify like last time in Malmö.

Nikita Zhukov
Nikita Zhukov
3 months ago

I’d like to add that she also competed in the Russian adaptation of “All Together Now”, made all 100 judges stand up for her performance of Radiohead’s “Creep” (got 99 in her first performance as well) and made Sergey Lazarev go nuts for her
She’s the real deal, Georgia isn’t messing around, she could be a winner if they give her the right song

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago
Reply to  Nikita Zhukov

Georgia isn’t messing around LOL LOL LOL, they are every year the obvious sure nq

and miss lip sync and botox can’t stop their nq streak not even close

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
3 months ago

White Horses Run was very good, she’s a capable performer. Let’s just keep the Georgian JESC songwriter who did Echo away from her, shall we?

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

doubt she is a capable performer, if she had to be judged by the non-existent performer mess that is Katy Perry lmao

hopefully she’ll get her karma and finish last with 0 points

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Not you bashing one of the most iconic singers of the 2010s!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago
Reply to  BiCHOTA

iconic in terms of horror live performing skills than yes lmao

Polegend Godnova
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

found the little monster

Ari
Ari
3 months ago

The Echo lyricist anyway. San Marino’s AI would have written better stuff.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

don’t care, and the NQ streak continues for Georgia

with this generic american representation

Jesiah
Jesiah
3 months ago

GEORGIA WELCOME BACK TO THE FINAL ALONGSIDE LATVIA AND IRELAND OMG

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago
Reply to  Jesiah

Georgia will never be in the final anymore, that troll country

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Saying the troll himself

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

Says one who has something negative aimed at esc as his username

Also i am salty as i wanted this year to be THE year of Daddy Dado Khujadze

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Somebody doesn’t knwow what is the 2nd degree ….
You’re salty looool no one has noticed that yet