This year, Georgia picks its Eurovision representative via the 'Idol' tv format. The remaining eight finalists will battle to represent Georgia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in the weeks to come. The final is scheduled for the 2nd of March.
Georgian broadcaster GPB has kicked off the finals of Georgian Idol this weekend, with these eight acts battling for the honour to represent the country in Tel Aviv.
Nina was born on 19 October 1992 and is a well-known singer in Georgia as well as Ukraine. In 2012 she participated in The Voice of Georgia, where she finished second. Five years into her career she started pursuing career opportunities in Ukraine, where she was a contestant in the seventh season of The Voice, where she made it to the quarter finals.
Oto is a household name in Georgia after winning Idol in 2011. He was a finalist of The Voice of Ukraine in 2013 and in 2017 he took part in the Georgian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest as part of the group Limbo, where he finished eleventh among 25 contestants.
While Giorgi studied at the Kids Opera School, he realised at the age of fifteen that opera wasn't his genre after all. He changed direction focusing on rock. In 2015 he won Georgia's The X Factor.
16 years old Liza Kalandadze already has a well-establiahed career in Georgia, after taking part in The X Factor and Idol before. Encouraged by raving feedback from judges and viewers, Liza is giving it another shot taking part in Idol, hoping to represent her country at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
While still a student, sixteen-year old Ikako is already investing heavily in a music career. Last year he took part in The X Factor, and within a short year he is once again aiming to win over as many hearts as he can through a well-known talent show format.
Tamar, just sixteen years old, took part in various music festivals across the country. She plays the violin, is still studying and is dreaming to become as successful as her source of inspiration, Rihanna.
Dima, born in Tbilisi in 1992, has lived in Moscow from 2003 to 2009. He returned to Geoorgia as contestant of The Voice and The X Factor. He tried to represent his country at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017, but didn't get further than a fourteenth place in the country's national selection.
Sixteen-year old student, singer and song writer Giorgi is already known to the Georgian public as contestant in The X Factor back in 2015. This year he is trying his luck as Idol finalist, hoping to represent his country on the biggest stage possible.