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Oto Nemsadze will represent Georgia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with ‘Sul tsin iare’

Oto Nemsadze {copyright: GPB}
Oto Nemsadze {copyright: GPB}

Oto Nemsadze has won the Georgian Idol series and he will represent Georgia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with his song Sul tsin iare (Go ahead).

Sul tsin iare is composed by Roman Giorgadze.

Three songs (all in the Georgian language) were chosen for the finalists. Sul tsin iare was performed by two acts –

  • Giorgi NakashidzeSul tsin iare (Go ahead)
  • Liza Kalandadze – Sevdisferi zgva (Sad sea)
  • Oto NemsadzeSul tsin iare (Go ahead)
  • Giorgi PruidzeMe mjera (I believe)

Oto was accompanied on stage by five powerful male backing vocalists including Misho Javakhishvili, who was a member of Ethno-Jazz Band Iriao (2018 ESC Georgia).

You can see Oto perform his winning song below.

Source: ESC Covers; Eurovision.tv

Georgian Idol final 10 acts revealed … Mariam Kakhelishvili (“Baby Gaga”) is in it!!

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The 10 finalists for the 2019 Georgian Idol competition have been revealed. The winning act will have the honour of representing Georgia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel in May.

Amongst the 10 acts is the popular and talented Mariam Kakhelishvili. She represented Georgia at the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Mari Dari and she became a cult favourite and was known as “Baby Gaga”.

The 10 acts taking part are –

  • Besik Nemsadze
  • Dima Kobeshavidze
  • Giorgi Nakashidze
  • Giorgi Pruidze
  • Ikako Aleksidze
  • Liza Kalandadze
  • Mariam Kakhelishvili
  • Nini Tsnobiladze
  • Oto Nemsadze
  • Tamar Lachkhepiani

ESC Covers wishes all contestants the best of luck.

In the meantime let us remind you of Mariam Kakhelishvili and her song from the 2010 Junior Eurovision below and also see a more recent video clip of her singing Golden Slumbers.

Source: GPB; ESC Covers


Auditions begin for Georgian Idol – winning act will represent Georgia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest


The auditions for the Georgian Idol competition have begun in Tbilisi. The eventual winners will represent Georgia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel next May.

Auditions will go out around the country to find the best acts to take part in the popular contest.

We may well see some familiar faces from previous national selections and Junior Eurovision and, of course, some new faces.

The shows will be broadcast on GPB tv from 1 January 2019.

ESC Covers will bring you updates as we have them.

See below some photos of acts auditioning in Tbilisi (courtesy of Georgian Idol page on Facebook).

Source: ESC Coverswww.instagram.com/sakartvelosvarskvlavi/ Photos@instagram.com/sakartvelosvarskvlavi

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