Just five candidates are left on the Georgian Idol on the way to its end. For another week, on the fourth overall, Tornike Kipiani is in the top spot and has become the big favorite to represent Georgia at Eurovision 2020!
The six contestants who continued on Georgian Idol after last week’s fourth Live, performed live once again in front of the television audience, voting for the candidate of their choice, by phone and facebook messenger.
The two contestants who received the lowest percentage of the vote were Davit Rusadze and Mariam Shengelia, with the latter eventually withdrawing.
At the fourth Georgian Idol Live Show, the candidates were asked to perform well-known songs by Georgian classical composer Giya Kancheli. Below you can see their percentage:
1.) Torniki Kipiani – “He’s Here” – 29.09%
2.) Barbara Samkharadze – “The Magic Egg” – 17.75%
3.) Mariam Gogiberidze – “Melancholy” – 13.68%
4.) Tamar Kakalashvili – “Don’t Cry” – 13.64%
5.) Davit Rusadze – “Yellow Leaves” – 13.01%
6.) Mariam Shengelia – “King Lear” – 12.83%
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.