Back in September, the Georgian national broadcaster (GPB) confirmed their participation for the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest. It has been reported that the broadcaster have opted for an internal selection this year, having used Georgian Idol to select their past two entrants.
According to GPB’s First Channel, the broadcaster has internally-selected its act for the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest. In a news segment, it was stated that a group will represent the Caucasian nation in Turin.
This year’s Eurovision project has an original concept and the identities of the band members will be made known to the public in stages, which is part of this concept.First Channel News
Due to the pandemic, the broadcaster has reportedly opted for an internal selection, with GPB’s First Channel Art Council and music producers making a joint decision.
Georgia at Eurovision 2021
Last year, Tornike Kipiani won Georgian Idol and got the right to represent Georgia at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. His entry for the 2020 contest would have been “Take Me As I Am”. However, as the contest was cancelled, he was re-selected to represent Georgia in this year’s contest internally.
Back in March, the self-penned “You” was revealed as his entry for the 2021 contest. In Rotterdam, Tornike finished 16th in the second semi-final with 16 points. This marked Georgia’s fourth consecutive non-qualification, with their most recent qualification being back in 2016 with Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz.
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