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Tornike Kipiani to represent Georgia at Eurovision 2020!

Tornike Kipiani emerged victorious from a tight New Year’s Eve Georgian Idol final and earned the right to represent Georgia at Eurovision 2020. For the second year running the Idol franchise was used to select Georgia’s artist and 31-year-old Tbilisi native Kipiani, the overwhelming favorite to win after posting five successive elimination round victories, narrowly edged out 2nd place Barbara …

#YOU want Barbara Samkharadze to represent Georgia at Eurovision 2020!

The results of our poll are in, and with 44% of the vote, #YOU have named Barbara Samkharadze as your favorite to win Georgian Idol and represent Georgia at Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam. Samkharadze, who has been running a consistent and close second to overall favorite Tornike Kipiani, has received accolades for her powerful voice and stage presence. Should she …

Remembering the Eurovision stars we lost in 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, we remember and honor Eurovision stars, writers, and producers who passed away this year. Stars whose participation and performances provided so much joy to Eurovision fans at the contest and beyond. In no particular order, here are the notable Eurovision stars we lost in 2019. Kenny Lynch – United Kingdom – A Song for …

Tornike holds the lead heading into Georgian Idol New Year’s Eve Showdown

In tonight’s Georgian Idol semi-final Tornike Kipiani won for the fifth consecutive week, solidifying his position as the artist to beat at the grand final to be held on New Year’s Eve. Tonight’s tour theme was duets featuring Georgian Idol’s finalists from last year and Georgia’s Junior Eurovision 2017 representative Grigol Kipshidze. Tornike deployed his duet partner, last year’s runner-up …

Tornike train keeps on rolling to Rotterdam, Shengelia departs fifth elimination episode of Georgian Idol

It is officially his crown to lose as Tornike Kipiani earned his fourth leader title in a row. In a Giya Kancheli themed episode, Kipiani experimented with a classical Georgian favorite and it paid off handsomely, as Kipiani ran away with the win with 29.09% of the vote. Barbara Samkharadze came in second for the third week in a row …

Tornike makes it three in a row and Guchmanidze out after intense Georgian Idol elimination round

It was an intense live show of Georgian Idol, as Tornike Kipiani kept his cool during a stage invasion while performing a very eccentric take on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Gethsemane (I only want to say)”. No matter, though, as Tornike received the most votes for the third week in the row and did not let the bearded stage invader who …

Georgia Round-up: Tornike wins again, Ranina auditions begin!

It’s two in a row as last week’s victor Tornike Kipiani won the 3rd elimination week of Georgian Idol. In a contemporary Georgian classics themed episode, Kipiani won 21.17% of the televote with his cover of Genetic Code’s classic “Artificial Love.” Nika Kalandadze, whose twin sister Liza won an elimination round in last season’s Idol with her cover of “Artificial …

Tornike Kipiani the new leader in Georgian Idol second elimination round!

It was a battle of three queens this evening on Georgian Idol as Tornike Kipiani edged out Tamar Kakalashvili and Barbara Samkharadze to become the new leader in the musical and soundtrack themed second elimination round. Kipiani triumphed with 19.13% of the televote with his performance of indie punk rock band The Subways’s “Rock ‘n Roll Queen.” Kakalashvili, who was …

Queen Tamar the first winner of Georgian Idol Elimination Rounds!

In a dramatic first elimination round, Tamar Kakalashvili was crowned the first leader with 16.53% of the online and telephone vote after a rousing performance of a Beatles’s medley of “Golden Slumbers” and “Carry That Weight.” Tamar arrived singing “Queen,” and so she proved on her first live concert of the Georgian Idol season. Kakalashvili triumphed with her interpretation of …

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