Georgia: Nutsa Buzaladze releases "Firefighter" for Eurovision 2024

The song Nutsa Buzaladze will take to the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Malmö has just been released. It's titled "Firefighter"

Georgia is currently one of the countries with the biggest non-qualification streak in Eurovision. The country last qualified for a Grand Final back in 2016, and since then has always missed it.

Hoping to bring better results for the country, GPB – the Georgian broadcaster – has internally selected former American Idol star Nutsa Buzaladze to sing for the nation, and has now released the entry, "Firefighter."

Georgia 2024: Nutsa Buzaladze – "Firefighter"

"Firefighter" was written by Ada Skidka and Darko Dimitrov.

Nutsa Buzaladze

Nutsa Buzaladze is a 26-year-old singer and songwriter from Georgia. She was born in Tbilisi, and is currently living in Los Angeles.

Her mother is a pianist, whereas her father is a composer and a singer. Experts in music, her parents quickly recognized musical talents in Nutsa and encouraged her to pursue a music career. She won her first singing competition at the age of 17, and rose to fame in Georgia after winning "X Factor Georgia 2015."

Determined to conquer more territories, Buzaladze also auditioned for "The Voice of Turkey" and managed to turn all chairs. Since then, Nutsa has joined other singing competitions such as "All Together Now," and later "Dancing With The Stars" in Georgia.

She tried to represent Georgia in Eurovision 2017 when she competed in the Georgian selection process with the song "White Horses Run," finishing 2nd.

In 2019, she released an EP and more recently became even more popular after finishing 12th in the popular TV show, "American Idol."

Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Stephane & 3G - "We Don't Wanna Put In" (withdrew from ESC 2009)

Georgia has participated in Eurovision 15 times since their debut in 2007, with the best result in 2010 and 2011 (9th place), and the worst results in 2014, 2018 and 2022 (came in last in their Semi-finals).

Stephane & 3G - "We Don't Wanna Put In" (withdrew from ESC 2009)

The only year Georgia didn't participate was in 2009. They decided to send the song "We Don't Wanna Put In" to Moscow 2009, but because of a controversy surrounding the song's lyrics, the EBU banned the song from participating unless the lyrics were changed. The Georgian broadcaster refused to change the lyrics, and withdrew from the contest.

Georgia has managed to qualify for the Grand Final 7 out of 15 times.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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