Georgian Idol has officially begun

The Idol franchise kicked off in Georgia. This is how the national broadcaster, GPB, through their national broadcaster intend to select their representative for Eurovision 2019 in Israel. The Grand final will be held some time in February. 

The first show of the Georgian idol franchise for 2019, began on January 5th. 9 qualifiers advanced to the next stage of the idol contest. in no particular order, the qualifiers were as follows:

  • Mariam Dokvadze
  • Tamar Lachkhepiani
  • Ikako Aleqsidze
  • Mariam Jordania
  • Natia Nanobashvili
  • Giorgi Nakashidze
  • Mariam Goguadze
  • Afik Navruzov
  • David Kalandadze

The jury members for this season of Georgia idol are:

  • Stephane Mgebrishvili (Eurovision Georgia 2009)
  • Natia Todua (Winner of The Voice Germany)
  • Tinatin Berdzenishvili (Director of Media at GPB)
  • Zaza Shengelia (CEO of Bravo Records)

Georgia is the 4th country in 2019 to be selecting their contestant through a televised talent contest rather than a national final. The other 3 countries following this format are the host nation Israel, Malta and Spain.