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REPORT: Georgia to hold national final for Lisbon, JESC host Helen Kalandadze to participate?

Rumours have been circulating amongst Georgian media outlets that Helen Kalandadze, co-host of the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Tbilisi last week, is to compete in an upcoming national final that will select Georgia’s entry for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Lisbon.

Singing it high, singing it low!

According to and, plans are already in place for Helen to participate in next year’s Georgian national final. The 2017 Junior Eurovision co-host has stated herself that she wishes to represent Georgia in 2018 and that her song has already been written by Aleko Berdzenishvili.
Speaking of her song, Helen explained that it is “fun, colourful and happy” and will deliver the feeling of joy from Georgia to the rest of Europe. Helen certainly showed her capability to perform a high-energy uptempo song during her performance of Singing it High, Singing it Low with Lizi Japaridze in the interval act of last weekend’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

Another national final for Georgia?

GPB has yet to confirm that a national final to select Georgia’s entry for Lisbon will take place in the coming months despite reports suggesting this will be the case. Nevertheless, this year Tamara Gachechiladze was selected using a national final containing a total of 25 entries. Unfortunately, Keep the Faith was unable to qualify for the final in Kyiv.
Furthermore, GPB has already announced that they will be using a national selection to select their 2018 Junior Eurovision entry. Therefore, a national final to select their 2018 adult Eurovision entry sounds likely.
Would you like to see Helen in contention to represent Georgia in Lisbon? Let us know in the comments below!

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