Georgia Announces Its 25 Contestants For Its Eurovision 2017 National Selection

As we’re nearing the end of 2016, talk of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is ripe; especially when countries are releasing information on their national selections. Georgia’s Public Broadcaster (GBP) announced the 25 contestants today.

This is the final shortlist, where the winner will go on to representing the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The winner will be decided by a combination of jury and public votes.

There was initially 28 acts; however, Ancho Dolidze, Ani Kekua, and Natia Bidzinashvili have all pulled out.

The 25 acts for Georgia’s National Selection for Eurovision 2017:

Nanuka Giorgobiani – Let The Sunshine In

Giorgi Cikovani – Make it Right

Davit Šanidze – Mtveris Katsi

Trio Mandili – You and Me

Elene Mikiašvili – Fighter

Andria Gvelesiani – Revolutionise

The Mins – Crime8. Alisa

Alisa Danelia – We Are Eternity

Rati Durglišvili – Why

Brandon Stone & Eter Beriašvili – Heyo Song

Tornike Kipiani & Giorgi Bolotašvili – You Are My Sunshine

EOS – Urban Signs

Dima Kobešavidze – Scream

Malibu – We Live Once

Asea Sool – Nature

MISHO – Magic

Tako Gachechiladze – Keep the Faith

Oto Nemsadze & Limbo – Dear God

Mary Chachkhiani – Fly

Nutsa Buzaladze – White Horses Run

Sparkle – On The Top

Nino Basharuli – Lile (Lileo)

Temo Sajaia – All The Same

Mariko Lejava – Light it Up

Sabina Chantouria – Stranger

Georgia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2007. Since then the best they’ve done is placing ninth, twice, in the Grand Final, back in 2010 and 2011. On the other hand, they’ve been dominating the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, where they’ve won a record three times.

Could their recent win at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 fuel their 2017 entrant into winning?

A few countries have already chosen their representative through internal selection. These are: Cyprus’ Hovig, the Netherlands’ O’G3NE, Belgium’s Blanche, Macedonia’s Jana Burceska, and Azerbaijan’s Dihaj.

Who are you rooting for in Georgia’s National Selection? Let us know on Twitter @CelebMix.

Written by Jonathan Currinn

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