GPB has announced that Georgia will select their Eurovision 2023 entrant through their national edition of The Voice!
Applications for the show have now opened, and artists are able to put themselves forward until 20th September.
The Voice Georgia was rebooted last year for its fourth season on 1TV, following a 5-year break after its previous series. The coaches were Niaz Diasamidze, Salio, Nikoloz Rachveli and Stephane Mgebrishvili, who may be familiar to Eurovision fans as the Stephane of Stephane and 3G.
While Georgia has selected their entrant internally for the last couple of years, they are no stranger to a national final. Previous entries have been chosen through Georgia’s Star, the national edition of the Pop Idol franchise, including 2019 entrant Oto Nemsadze and 2020/2021 entrant Tornike Kipiani.
While few details are known about the upcoming series, we will update you with these as soon as we know more!
Georgia’s Eurovision Journey
Georgia’s history in Eurovision has been mixed since they began competing in 2007, represented by Sopho Khalvashi with Visionary Dream. Their highest placements – both coming in 9th – were achieved in 2010 and 2011, with Sopho Niharadze performing Shine and Eldrine with One More Day. They have not qualified for the final since 2016, where they were represented by Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz with Midnight Gold. They were represented in 2022 with Circus Mircus, with their song “Lock Me In”. At the close of voting, however, Georgia finished last – 18th – in the semi-final.
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News source: Eurovision Georgia
Photo source: Eurovision Georgia