Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Georgia: GPB announced candidates for national selection

Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) announced 25 participants with their songs for the national selection 2017. In total 28 participants submitted a song for the selection. The winner will be chosen in a national final on 20th January 2017.

  1. Nanuka Giorgobiani - "Let The Sunshine In" 
  2. Giorgi Chikovani - "Make it Right" 
  3. Davit Shanidze - "Mtvris Katsi"(Man of Dust)" 
  4. Trio Mandili - "Me da Shen" (You and Me)"
  5. Elene Mikiashvili - "Fighter" 
  6. Andria Gvelesiani - "Revolutionise" 
  7. Group The Mins - "Crime" 
  8. Alisa Danelia - "We Are Eternity" 
  9. Rati Durglishvili - "Why" 
  10. Brandon Stone & Eteri Beriashvili - "Heyo Song" 
  11. Tornike Kipiani & Giorgi Bolotashvili - "You Are My Sunshine" 
  12. Group EOS - "Urban Signs" 
  13. Dima Kobeshavidze - "Scream" 
  14. Maliibu - "We Live Once" 
  15. Group Asea Sool  - "Nature"
  16. MISHO,  - "Magic" 
  17. Tako Gachechiladze - "Keep the Faith" 
  18. Oto Nemsadze & Group Limbo - "Dear God" 
  19. Mariam Chachkhiani - "Fly" 
  20. Nutsa Buzaladze - "White Horses Run"
  21. Group Sparkle - "On The Top"
  22. Nino Basharuli - "Lileo"
  23. Temo Sajaia - "All The Same "
  24. Mariko Lejava - "Light it Up"
  25. Sabina Chantouria - "Stranger"
Misho (Misha Sulukhia) already participated in the pre-selection 2015 with the song "One & Only". He ended on second place, close behind the winner Nina Sublatti and her song "Warrior". In the same year also participated Eteri Beriashvili as solo singer with the song "If Someone".

You can listen to all the entries on Soundcloud or on Youtube:

The voting: 
  • 60% professional jury
  • 40% televotes

Georgia was represented by Nika Kocharov & The Young Georgian Lolitaz at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm. Their song "Midnight Gold" ended on 20th place, out of 26, in the Eurovision final with 104 points.

The winner of the Georgian national final will be honoured to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in one of the semi-finals on 9th or 11th May in Kyiv. Who will win the competition?

More about Eurovision Georgia you can find here: