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Georgia: Who did #YOU want to win Georgian Idol?

  Pity poor Giorgi Pruidze as he received no votes and #YOU overwhelmingly voted for Liza Kalandadze over Pruidze and the other two Georgian Idol finalists Oto Nemsadze and Giorgi Nakashidze. Going into tomorrow’s final, we knew that Kalandadze and Nemsadze, who had each won two rounds of Georgian Idol, would top our poll, but we did not know that #YOU favored …

TONIGHT: Five countries decide for Tel Aviv, final line-up in Melfest confirmed

Can #YOU believe it? We are already at the penultimate weekend of the national selection season, but what a bumper few weeks we are expecting, with 24 songs still to come for this year’s contest. Tonight will see five of these songs confirmed as the selection processes hot up across Europe. There’s also the small matter of Andra Chansen in …

Nini no more: Tsnobiladze out, Kalandadze new leader in Georgian Idol Semi-Final

Lisa Kalandadze has once again wowed the judges and the televoters with her performances and is in prime position going into the final, with her and Oto Nemsadze firmly in the running to take the Georgian Idol crown next week and represent the Caucasian nation at Eurovision 2019 is Tel Aviv, Israel. Nini Tsnobiladze struggled with Beth Hart’s “Am I …

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 …

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