Lisbon 2018

Georgia: Group Iriao chosen for Lisbon

Tonight Georgia revealed their representative for Lisbon and it is Group Iriao who will have the honour. This announcements comes as a surprise as 1TV, the Georgian national broadcaster, had been expected to hold a national final.

Group Iriao and Eurovision 2018

Group Iriao’s music has been described as a blend of Jazz with traditional Georgian elements. The groups director, David Malazonia, has worked in Germany and Georgia on several theatre and musical productions for over 30 years. It is unknown if the song they will perform in Lisbon will be chosen internally or by a national final. More details are expected to be announced soon.

Georgia in Eurovision

Georgia has participated in Eurovision on ten occasions and has qualified for the final seven times. Their best results were in 2010 and 2011, where they achieved 9th on both occasions, respectively. Last year, Tamara Gachechiladze flew the Georgian flag in Kyiv with ‘Keep The Faith’ although failed to qualify.

Are you happy with Georgia’s decision? Do you think the group has what it takes to bring the contest to Tbilisi for the first time? Let us know your thoughts below!

Stay tuned to escXtra for all the latest news regarding the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest! 

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