In its third year of participation in the Eurovision Song Contest, the Georgian public broadcaster GPB opted to organise a public national final again. Singers and songwriters can send in their songs until February 5th, when a jury will pick the finalists. The national final will be broadcast live on February 18th from GPB's own TV studios, with the winner being decided by a combination of SMS voting and the verdict of an expert jury.
Georgia was represented in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2007, when Sopho came 12th with her song My Story. Last year, Diana Gurtskaya improved that record by one place, reaching the 11th place with Peace Will Come. Recently, the Georgian representatives Bzikebi, translating as "Wasps", won the 2008 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with their song Bzzz.