This year, the winner of The Voice of Georgia will represent Georgia at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. The blind auditions round of the competition was completed this week, which means that we have a final list of contestants in the running to represent Georgia this year.
All contestants in this year’s The Voice of Georgia
After the blind auditions, the final teams are as follows:
|Stephane Mgebrishvili||Likuna Tutisani, Aliona Tsintsadze, Saba Chachua, Dato Rusadze, Anka Tatarashvili, Luka Niavadze, Anastasia Vashakmadze, Mariam Toronjadze|
|David Evgenidze||Salome Takaishvili, Giorgi Dataishvili, Mariam Bugianishvili, Ekaterine Mdivani, Gvantsa Kupatadze, Sopo Garakanidze, Alegro, Giorgi Putkaradze|
|Sopho Toroshelidze||Salome Tsintsadze, Lika Siradze, Tako Kakalashvili, Anri Bolkhadze, Tina Datikashvili, Anika Gabiskiria, Sopho Batilashvili, Mariam Kokeladz|
|Dato Porchkhidze||Kakha Aslamazashvili, Tsotne Barbakadze, Erekle Turkadze, Iru Khechanov, Irakli Kapanadze, Nini Alisiani, Koka Davitadze, Ani Nozadze|
Included those who participated was Iru Khechanov, who is a member of ‘Candy’, which represented Georgia in 2011 with “Candy Music”, which resulted in the country’s second win in the competition.
Georgia’s plans for Eurovision 2023
This year, for the first time, the winner of The Voice of Georgia will represent Georgia at Eurovision. Georgia has previously held national selections to determine their Eurovision artist, most recently in 2020, selecting the winner of the show Georgian Idol. Tornike Kipiani won the ticket to represent Georgia in 2020 and then, after the 2020 contest was cancelled, in 2021. It is currently unknown when or how Georgia will select their song for 2023.
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 Nizharadze performing “Shine” and Eldrine performing “One More Day”. They have not qualified for the final since 2016, where they were represented by Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz with the song “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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