Artist: Oto Nemsadze
Song: Keep On Going
Betting Odds: 251/1
Georgia will be represented by Oto Nemsadze, the winner of Georgian Idol 2019 at Eurovision this year. The singer will sing the ‘Sul tsin iare’ or as it has been revamped for Eurovision ‘Keep On Going’. Find out what we made of the song.
This week you have been voting for your favourite acts in Groups C and D of our Eurovision World Cup competition. Two acts from each group have made it through to the knock out stages. Read on to find out which countries will advance.
Georgia’s history at Eurovision is still in its infancy. They made their contest debut in 2007 when Sopho Khalvashi’s ‘Visionary Dream’ secured them twelfth place. Apart from 2009, when they withdrew over controversial lyrics regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin, Georgia have competed in every contest since. Their best position to date is ninth which they obtained on back to back occasions in 2010 with Sopho Nizharadze’s ‘Shine’ and 2011 with Eldrine’s ‘One More Day’. They have had their fair share of stinkers as well, having failed to qualify from the semi finals twice. In particular their 2014 entry by The Shin and Mariko ‘Three Minutes to Earth’ was hailed as a disaster by most critics and finished dead last in its semi final. They returned to form in 2015 when Nina Sublatti’s ‘Warrior’ gave them 11th place.