Tel Aviv 2019

Georgia will use ‘Pop Idol’ to select its act for Tel Aviv!

Last week, Georgia confirmed that it will be joining the party in Tel Aviv. Today, they have revealed that they will be using Pop Idol, in order to select its artist for next year’s competition.

Singers over the age of 16 can participate in the show, where a four-person panel of judges and the viewers will ultimately decide who should represent Georgia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.

Expectations are high for the competition!

According to Tinatin Berdzenishvili, the First Deputy Director General of the Georgian Public Broadcasting (GPB), that people working on the show will have great experience in the market. The Georgian Pop Idol project will be implemented by “Nova Productions”.

Georgia in The Eurovision Song Contest

Georgia first participated at Eurovision back in 2007, finishing 12th and participated every year since, except in 2009, where a controversy surrounding their song led to their withdrawal. Over the years, Georgia participated a total of 11 times, qualifying to the final on 7 occasions. They reached their best result, 9th place, in 2010 and 2011, with Sopho Nizharadze and Eldrine. In 2018, Georgia was represented by the Ethno-Jazz Band Iriao and the song “For You”. They finished 18th (last) in the second Semi-Final, with 24 points.

What do you make of Georgia’s selection method?. Do you think using ‘Pop Idol’ would bring them back to the Grand Final?. Let us know your opinions and thoughts below or at social media @ESCXTRA

Iriao performing their entry in Lisbon

Tim Jumawan

I started watching Eurovision ever since I moved to the UK in 2006, obsessed since 2012 and haven't looked back since.

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