During the build up to next week’s Eurovision song contest and whilst rehearsal coverage has been restricted this week, due to media access being closed to the first and second rehearsals, we at Eurovision Ireland decided to look back at the highs and lows at Eurovision of each country taking part this year . This time, it’s the turn of Georgia.
When did Georgia first take part in Eurovision?
Georgia only came to the contest in the early years of this century, joining in the contest in Helsinki, Finland. Sopho Khalvashi sang ” Visionary Dream”. She made it to the Grand Final and finished in 12th place with 97 points.
What is Georgia’s high point at Eurovision ?
Georgia have yet to win the contest and even to reach the top 5.Their best results have been in 2010 and 2011 .In Oslo in 2010 , Sopho Nizhardze took the country to 9th place in the Grand Final with “Shine”. The following year, Eldrine again took the country to 9th place in the Grand Final in Dusseldorf with “One more day”.
Georgia’s lowest point at Eurovision
Since the introduction of the Semi finals , Georgia have failed to qualify for the Grand Final seven times , in 2012,2014,2017,2018,2019,2021,2022.They have finished last in the semi finals on three occasions. In 2014, The Shin and Mariko with “Three Minutes to earth ” finished last in their Semi Final with 15 points.
In 2018 Ethno -Jazz Band Iraio finished last in their semi Final in Lisbon, Portugal , in 18th place with 24 points.
Just last year in 2022, in Turin , Italy. Circus Mircus came last in Semi Final 2 with just 22 points with their song “Lock me in “.
How will Georgia do in 2023?
This year , Georgia are represented by Iru with her song “Echo”. Will she succeed in getting Georgia back to the final for the first time since 2016?
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Author : Sarah Rudman
Source: Eurovision.TV You Tube
Categories: Eurovision 2023
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