Georgia 2019: Oto Nemsadze
Georgia 2019: Oto Nemsadze

Georgia's selection for Eurovision 2020: Same formula as last year

The Georgian broadcaster GBP has opened the submissions for next year's Eurovision competition. GBP will, once again, use the talent show Georgian Idol to select their 2020 entry and singer

Oto Nemsadze's failed qualification in Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv didn't make the Georgia's broadcaster, GBP, to change their minds on using Georgian Idol to select their future Eurovision entry.

The broadcaster has officially opened the submissions for next year's event but didn't exactly reveal much more details on the way the show will be carried on.

Interested artists are invited to fill out the form by providing a few personal details such as name, age and telephone number.

It has been a while since Georgia has seen an Eurovision final. The last time this happened was back in 2016 with Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz singing Midnight Gold.

Georgia in Eurovision Song Contest

Georgia 2010: Sofia Nizharadze - "Shine"

Georgia has participated in Eurovision 12 times since their debut in 2007, with the best result in 2010 and 2011 (9th place), and the worst result in 2014 and 2018 (came last in their Semi-final).

Georgia 2010: Sofia Nizharadze - "Shine"

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 about the lyrics in the song, EBU banned the song from participating, if the lyrics was not changed. GPB refused to change the lyrics, and withdrew from the contest.

Georgia manage to qualify to the Grand Final 7 out of 12 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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