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Georgia to hold national final on January 20th

GPB, the Georgian national broadcaster, has revealed that Georgia’s national final will take place on 20th January. This final will contain all 25 songs as presented last week. GPB have also confirmed the method of voting. 50% of the final score will be decided by several international juries. The other 50% of the score will be determined by a national televote. The show will take place at the Tbilisi Concert Hall, pictured above.

The competing songs

As escXtra reported last week, 25 songs will be taking part in the selection process. To find out the names of all of the competing entries and listen to them, make sure you read this article!

Something to prove?

This is by far the biggest national selection Georgia have ever put on. Prior to 2017, Georgia’s biggest national final was in 2008. That year, Diana Gurtskaya was victorious in a field of 12 entries. Next month’s number of participants will more than double that! Therefore, perhaps GBP are wanting to prove they can put on a big show bearing in mind that the EBU will soon be deciding the host city for the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
In previous years, the EBU have given the previous winners of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest first refusal of hosting. This would suggest Georgia are in pole position to do so, and are very willing to take up that challenge. All they need to do is prove to the EBU that they have the resources to put on a show of that magnitude and this supersized national final may be the perfect opportunity. escXtra recently discussed the various factors as to why Georgia should host next year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, make sure you check out that article by clicking here!
Are you looking forward to Georgia’s biggest national final ever? Which of the competing songs are your favourites? Let us know by posting in the comments section below!

Ryan Cobb

My first memory of watching the Eurovision Song Contest was back in 2001 and, over the years, my passion and enthusiasm for the contest has very much turned into an obsession. I adore music and I love geography, so this contest is a natural fit for me. If la la loving Eurovision was a crime, I'd certainly be a criminal!

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