GEORGIA – Georgia has celebrated its national final this afternoon, where 25 artists chose to represent the Caucasian country at the next Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, Ukraine. Finally, it was Tako Gachechiladze with the theme “Keep The Faith” chosen through a mixed voting system (professional and public jury).
Tako Gachechiladze is an old acquaintance of Eurovision, since in 2009 gained the Georgian preselection to go to Eurovisión. On that occasion, his band, Stephane & 3G, had to say goodbye to their Eurovision dream for the political message of their song “We Do not Want to Put In”.
Georgia began its journey in Eurovision in 2007 in Helsinki, achieving a meritorious 12th place with the theme “Visionary Dream” played by Sopho Khalvashi. In 2009, the Georgian candidacy was disqualified from the Festival for alleged allusions to Vladimir Putin on the participant theme “We do not want to put in”.
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In 2010 and 2011 Georgia got its highest position to date, 11th place, thanks to Sopho Nizharadze and Eldrine respectively. Last year, in Stockholm, Young Georgian Lolitaz could not go from 20th place with the song “Midnight gold”, remaining with 104 points.