Georgia have tonight televised their Eurovision 2017 selection show and they have decided that Tako Gachechiladze will represent Georgia in Kiev with their song ‘Keep the Faith’.
In a national final that was full of screechy male rock vocals, sub par female pop voices, synth and bad 90s background graphics, 25 artists battled it out to represent their country at Eurovision 2017. At the end of the marathon show which spanned over two and a half hours, Georgia opted for Tako Gachechiladze.
Their song ‘Keep the Faith’ beat off stiff competition from the likes of The Mins, Maliibu, Trio Sparkle and Mariko.
While we awaited the results being revealed, Georgia’s 2016 representative Nika Kocharov and the Young Georgian Lolitaz performed their Eurovision song ‘Midnight Gold’. The international jury took it in turn to read out their results which ranked the 25 songs in order of their favourite and which was worth 60% of the overall vote. Tako topped the Jury vote with 98, with maliibu in second and Nutsa was in third. When the presenters then unveiled the public televote it became apparent that Tako was also the overall winner.
Earlier this evening we revealed that you thought EOS was going to win, and it turns out they didn’t even make the top 5. Georgia join Albania as the countries who have chosen their artist and song for Eurovision 2017, while Belarus will stage their national final later this evening from 7pm GMT, which you can watch now here. Are you happy with the decision? How do you think Tako Gachechiladze will fare at Eurovision 2017?