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Lachkepiani Downed in Georgian Jazz Composers themed Idol

Six became five as 17-year-old Tamar Lachkepiani was eliminated from the fourth live show of Georgian Idol. Nine out of the Idol ten contestants had some prior experience in a talent show, whether in Georgia or Ukraine. Lachkepiani was the only one who’d never been on television, but she departed today as the contest to be Georgia’s representative at Eurovision …

TONIGHT: Super Saturday 2019

There’s always one weekend in the Eurovision calendar that promises to deliver, and that special weekend is upon us – it’s Super Saturday 2019! And this year, it’s a whopper. No less than eleven selection shows are taking place across Europe to make it the busiest night by far of this year’s selection calendar. Tonight sees the return of a …

Aleksidze Out, Kalandadze the new leader in Georgian Idol Live Show Week Three

The love was real as the Georgian public made it known that Liza Kalandadze was the winner of Georgian Idol’s third live show with her rendition of Sergi Gvarjaladze’s “Artificial Love.” Heading into this weekend, Kalandadze looked to have the toughest assignment with deep voiced crooner Gvarjaladze’s ballad, but she nailed it. Assignments outside of a singer’s comfort zone have …

Georgian King: Idol contestants do battle in Irakli Charkviani tribute live episode

Georgia’s selection process Sakartvelos Varsk’vlavi continued tonight with its second live show! Dima Kobeshavidze was eliminated tonight, with Oto Nemsadze garnering the most votes, as the second live episode of Georgian Idol paid tribute to a musical and literary icon. Kobeshavidze and Ikako Aleksidze were the two “Outsiders” tonight, with Kobeshavidze ultimately earning the least public votes of the two. …

TONIGHT: Melodifestivalen returns, six eliminations shows across Europe

It’s Saturday, it’s February, so that can only mean that it’s another busy day in the Eurovision world! Six shows take place across Europe tonight, including the clarification of the finalists in Estonia and Latvia, the next round of Georgia’s selection, the conclusion of the heats in Hungary and Lithuania… and the small matter of the return of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen! …

Georgian Rhapsody: Two eliminated from Idol on Queen themed episode

It was a Georgian Rhapsody as tonight’s theme for Georgian Idol was Queen, with ten contestants vying to rock you as they aim to represent Georgia at Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Beso Nemsadze and Mariam Kakhelishvili were the first contestants eliminated. Nemsadze, who impressed with his spot on Grigory Leps last week, but was out of his blues …

Georgia: Ten contestants selected to compete for Georgian Idol

The auditions are over, and for ten contestants the grueling challenge to become the next Georgian Idol and Georgia’s representative in Tel Aviv at Eurovision 2019 begins. The ten contestants, in order of the judges’ reveal to the public, are (audition episode in brackets): Former The Voice Ukraine contestant Otto Memzadze (Two). Smooth and suave X-Factor Georgia contestant Giorgi Nakashidze …

TONIGHT: Five shows to be held across Europe

We hope you’ve cleared your schedule for the next few weekends, as things are about to get busy across the continent (and beyond), as the nations of Eurovision 2019 begin to pick and choose their entrants for Tel Aviv. Tonight, no less than four countries will hold selection shows, with three of these continuing their journey as one more begins …

Muffins, marijuana and Marilyn Monroe: Eleven more golden tickets handed out on Georgian Idol

You know what the best way into the judges’ hearts on “Georgian Idol” is? Through their stomachs, as two contestants found out when they brought food to Audition Night Number Two. Last week, nine golden tickets were handed out, and this evening another eleven were added as auditions commenced to find the next performer for Georgia at Eurovision. Next week, …

Transgender contestant Anastasia confirmed to appear on Georgian Idol

After a week of speculation on social media, the Georgian Public Broadcaster officially confirmed today that transgender singer Anastasia will appear on this Saturday’s episode of Sakartvelos Varsk’vlavi, the Georgian version of the Idol franchise and the country’s selection process for their representative at Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Eagle-eyed fans caught a brief glimpse of Anastasia on the …

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