The second live show of Georgian Idol, the talent show used by Georgia’s public broadcaster for the second consecutive year to elect the country’s representative to Eurovision 2020 was completed on Saturday.
The nine contestants who continue on Georgian Idol after last week’s first Live, performed live for a second time in front of a television audience voting for the candidate of their choice via telephone and facebook messenger.
The two contestants who received the lowest percentage of the vote were Anri Guchmanidze and Liza Shengelia, with the second withdrawing from the race. Tornike Kipiani came in first with 19.13%, overtaking Tamar Kakalashvili, who was first in the previous live, but now with 15.71%.
At the second Georgian Idol Live Show, candidates were asked to perform well-known soundtracks. Below you can see their performances:
Tornike Kipiani – 19,13%
Tamar Kakalashvili – 15,71%
Barbara Samkharadze – 12,11%
David Rusadze – 10,23%
Mariam Shengelia – 8,72%
Mariam Gogiberidze – 8,69%
Nika Kalandadze – 8,68%
Anri Guchmanidze – 8,64%
Liza Shengelia – 8,09%
Unlike this year when Georgian Idol selected both the artist and the song that represented Georgia at the Eurovision Contest, for 2020 only the artist will be selected through the popular talent show, since the song will be followed by internal selection.
We remind you that the four jury members who oversaw the three-episode phase of the auditions and will guide the ten finalists in their lives are:
-Natia Todua, a singer who has made a significant career in Germany after her win at The Voice of Germany in 2016.
-Tinatin Berdzenishvili, GPB’s Deputy General Manager and Head of Delegation of Georgia to the Eurovision Contest.
-David Evgenidze, composer. He was the head of the jury for the country’s participation in Junior Eurovision 2019. He will oversee the selection of the song for Eurovision 2020.
-David Aladashvili, pianist.
This year, Oto Nemsadze won the Georgian Idol and with “Keep on Going” represented Georgia in Tel Aviv, taking 14th place in the first semifinal. As he said, shortly after the end of the contest, his song had a political message and was directed against Russia and its politics in his country.