According to INFE Georgia, the 10 participants selected by the Georgian Idol (საქართველოს ვარსკვლავი) committee to compete in the live phase to claim Georgia’s representation at Eurovision 2020 were revealed.
–Merab Amzoevi-Barbara Samxaradze
–David Rusadze-Nika Kalandadze
–Anri Guchmanidze-Tornike Kipani
–Liza Shengelia-Tamar Kakalashvili
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 Georgian Idol and with “Keep on Going” represented Georgia in Tel Aviv, finishing 14th 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.
Source: INFE Georgia