Georgia: With Tornike Kipiani at Eurovision 2021

In a frank and straightforward announcement on Facebook, Georgia confirmed that Tornike Kipiani will represent the country at Eurovision 2021. The announcement of the Georgian broadcaster followed those of other countries that will compete next year with the same artist on the competition stage.

Tornike Kipiani was the winner of Georgian Idol and Georgia’s representative at Eurovision 2020.

Georgia: Listen to Tornike Kipiani’s “Take me as I am” for Eurovision 2020

As we all know, this year’s Eurovision Georgia representative came up through Georgian Idol and is about Tornike Kipiani,and a few days before the country’s national broadcaster had officially announced that the song it will travel to Rotterdam was entitled “Take me as I am” giving at the same time more information about it.

It’s a mix of classic rock, electronic and dubstep music.

Along with Tornike, there will be three people in vocals, Mariko Lezhava, Mariam Shengelia and Aleko Berdzenishvili. Emilia Sandquist, who has also worked with Melodifestivalen and is a member of the Jean Baptiste Group, will be the director of the performance.

Unlike the previous year where Georgian Idol selected both the artist and the song that represented Georgia at the Eurovision 2020 contest only the artist was selected through the popular talent show, since the song has come up with an internal selection.

 

Georgia: Georgian Idol finalists selected- Tornike’s fifth live sequel

The semifinal of Georgian Idol, through which as it is known for the second consecutive year the representative of Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest will be selected was held on December 21st. Four contestants are left in the talent show, with Tornike Kipiani,the absolute favorite to win the first place for the fifth consecutive time!

The six contestants who continue 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 got the lowest percentage of the vote were Davit Rusadze and Mariam Gogiberidze, with the first to leave.

At the sixth Georgian Idol Live Show, the candidates were asked to perform worldwide hits on a duet with participants of last year’s Georgian Idol. Below you can see their perfomances:

1.) Tornike Kipiani –  Breathe with Liza Kalandadze – 31.88%

2.) Barbara Samkharadze –  Juice with Grigol Kipshidze – 22.42%

3.) Tamar Kakalashvili –  Runaway Baby – 16.20%

4.) Mariam GogiberidzeShallow with Giorgi Nakashidze – 15.28%

5.) Davit Rusadze –  O (Fly On) with Giorgi Pruidze – 14.22%

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.

Georgia: Tornike first again on Georgian Idol’s 5th Live Show

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.

Georgia: The results of the 4th Live Show

The 7th live show of The Georgian idol (or The star of Georgia) was aired tonight in Tbilisi  got for another time the Georgian audience’s interest. The interest for this talent show remains high as it is the national method for the country’s representative in Eurovision Song Contest. The 7 remaining contestants from the previous show were running the battle to remain attributing excellent performances for once again.

The 7 artists competing today in Tbilisi were the following:

-Barbara Samkharadze
-Anri Guchmanidze
-Kipiani Tornike
-Davit Rusadze
-Mariam Shengelia
-Mariam Gogiberidze
-Tamar Kakalashvili

The aforementioned candidates, after their performances, were judged by the four-member jury of the show, Tinatin Berdzenishvili, David Evgenidze, Natia Todua and David Aladashvili, and after the televoting the results came up as follows:

-Kipiani Tornike-24,05%
-Barbara Samkharadze-15,15%
-Mariam Gogiberidze-14,06%
-Tamar Kakalashvili-13,79%
-Mariam Shengelia-12,26%
-Davit Rusadze-10,79%
-Anri Guchmanidze-9,90%

So based on the above, the artist  who left today was Anri Guchmanidze as he had the lowest scoring percentage while  Tornike Kipiani was the big winner and the leader of score board once again.

Image result for Anri Guchmanidze

We remind you that unlike this year where 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.

Source: eurovoix

Georgia: Results of Georgian Idol’s third Live Show | Tornike Kipiani again first

We had another exclusion at “Georgian Idol”‘s third Live Show, where there are now seven contenders claiming victory and at the same time Georgia’s representation at Eurovision 2020. For the second consecutive week, Tornike Kipiani, who seem to be the favourite for victory, was on top.

The eight contestants who continue on Georgian Idol after last week’s Second Live, performed live once again in front of a television audience voting for the candidate they like, via telephone and facebook messenger.

The two contestants who got the lowest percentage of the vote were Nika Kalandadze and Mariam Gogiberidze, with the first finally leaving.

At the third Georgian Idol Live Show, the candidates were asked to perform well-known Georgian songs. Below you can watch their performances:

1.) Tornike Kipiani – “Artificial Love” – 21.17%

2.) Barbara Samkharadze – “Lale” – 14.75%

3.) Tamar Kakalashvili – “Once in the street” – 14.64%

4.) Anri Guchmanidze – “Will Come Out Tomorrow” – 10.01%

5.) Davit Rusadze – “I don’t sleep” (10.01%)

6.) Mariam Shengelia – “Only for You” – 9.98%

7.) Mariam Gogiberidze – “Fall Asleep in the Sunlight” – 9.91%

8.) Nika Kalandadze – “The wind blows again” – 9.53%

Unlike this year where 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 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.

Georgia: Results of Georgian Idol’s Second Live Show | New leader in voting

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.

Georgia: Results of the first live show of Georgian Idol

Last night (16/11), the first live show of Georgian Idol, the talent show used by Georgia’s public broadcaster for the second consecutive year, to select the country’s representative at Eurovision 2020.

The ten contestants who managed to qualify for the Live Shows performed live for the first time in front of a television audience who voted via phonecalls and Facebook messenger.

The two lowest-ranked candidates were Merab Amzoevi and Nika Kalandadze, with Tamar Kakalashvili in first place with 16.53%. A total of 19,790 votes were counted.

At the first Live Show, the candidates were asked to perform well-known hits in English. Below you can see their performances:

Merab Amzoevi

Mariam Gogiberidze

Anri Guchmanidze

Tamar Kakalashvili

Nika Kalandadze

Davit Rusadze

Barbara Samkharadze

Mariam Shengelia

Liza Shengelia

Tornike Kipiani

The detailed results of the first Live Show as announced by Georgian Public broadcaster were:

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.

Source: GPB, Georgian Idol, Wiwibloggs

Georgia: The ten Finalists of Georgian Idol

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.

-Mariam Shengelia

Merab Amzoevi-Barbara Samxaradze

David Rusadze-Nika Kalandadze

Anri Guchmanidze-Tornike Kipani 

Liza Shengelia-Tamar Kakalashvili

Mariam Gogoberidze

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

Georgia: The search of the next representative begins tonight

Tonight,the “Georgian Idol“,the show through which Georgia will select its representative to the upcoming Eurovision song contest in May 2020, begins.

It is essentially the first national final of the season, and it will be the second year in a row that GPB, Georgian public broadcaster, will select the country’s representative through Georgian Idol.

The four-member panel, composed of Natia Todua, Tinatin Berdzenishvili, David Evgenidze and David Aladashvili, will select the candidates for the first hearing for the next round.

You can watch the show by pressing here at 19:00 (CET time).

Georgia at Eurovision

Georgia first appeared in the competition in 2007. Only abstained in 2009 and already counts 5 blockbusters in the Grand Final and 2 places in the final top 10. In 2019, Oto Nemsadze represented the country with the song “Keep on going”, but failed to qualify as he finished  finish 14th in the semifinals.