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Burning cities and napalm skies, both Georgian Idol and a Kalandadze Return

The new series of Georgia’s franchise of Idol kicked off this evening, with the first of three audition rounds shown on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s (GPB) TV-1. Hosted by Ruska Makashvili, Star of Georgia or Georgian Idol, is the Caucasus nation’s version of the Idol franchise. It is the second straight year the show will serve as the selection method for …

Star of Georgia Season Preview: Will the Idol franchise deliver a successful Eurovision entry at the 2nd attempt?

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. If you are going to try impress the judges at the Georgian version of the Idol franchise, there’s no better place to start than Little Richard’s “Long Tall Sally.” ერეკლე თურქაძე ოქროს ვარსკვლავის …

Eurovision Class of 2009: Where are they now? Part One: Georgia and Semi-Final 1 eliminated contestants

As far as Eurovision is concerned, the 2010s are done and dusted. ESC United is currently running a series ranking the entrants that each country sent during the 2010s, and as we recap what each contributing nation had to offer this decade, what about the artists who performed at the very last Eurovision of the 2000s? Did the entrants of …

Georgia: Giorgi Rostiashvili to perform “We Need Love” at Junior Eurovision 2019!

For all those Junior Eurovision fans who were complaining that the contest was being inundated by slickly produced songs appropriate for adult performers, Giorgi Rostiashvili has just the song for you – a fun, jazzy, kid-friendly number titled “We Need Love.” (Or “We Want Love,” or “We Need a Love,” depending on translation.) “We Need Love” was written by famed …

Eurovision This Decade: Georgia

All opinions expressed in this article are those of the editor quoted and do not necessarily represent those of ESC United as a whole. Hello and welcome back to Eurovision This Decade! The series where we as a team here at ESC United look back at the decade just gone and review each country’s Eurovision journey and the great entries …

Georgia: Idol Jury announced for upcoming Eurovision 2020 selection!

Last week, Georgian Public Broadcasting (GPB) outlined its rules for the forthcoming season of საქართველოს ვარსკვლავი (Star of Georgia), the Georgian franchise of the Idol series. And this morning, TV-1 announced the four jury members who will be overseeing the three episode audition phase, and who will be critiquing and mentoring the ten finalists for Georgian Idol, the method of …

Wales: Junior Eurovision 2019 National Selection Preview

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. Yesterday was a traumatic day for a household such as mine where both Wales and Georgia are represented. In their Pool D game in the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Wales crushed Georgia 43 …

Final Junior Eurovision 2019 Lineup Announced by EBU!

[AdSense-B] With Polish public broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP) formally, though expectedly, inviting Kazakhstan, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has finalized and announced the nineteen countries that will participate at Junior Eurovision 2019 in Gliwice, Poland on Sunday, November 24, 2019. EBU’s Executive Supervisor of Eurovision Jon Ola Sand said in a statement, “We are delighted to welcome talented young performers …

Georgian Idol Seeking Entries for Eurovision 2020

[AdSense-B] Before Oto Nemsadze was announced the winner of Georgian Idol and sent to Tel Aviv for Eurovision 2019, Georgia’s TV-1 announced that Georgian Idol was a ratings bonanza. So it comes as no surprise that Georgian Idol will again be used as the method of selection for the artist to represent Georgia at Eurovision 2020 in [as-yet-undetermined-city-but-we-are-doing-tours-of-these-cities], the Netherlands. …

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