Georgia competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, returning after a year's absence. Georgian broadcaster GPB internally selected Sopho Nizharadze to sing for Georgia at the Contest in May 2010. Nizharadze performed six songs on 27 February. "Shine" was chosen to be sung at the contest in Oslo, Norway, after the votes of a public televote and a professional jury.
On 16 January 2010 GPB announced that they had internally selected 23-year-old singer Sopho Nizharadze to sing for Georgia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. A call for song submissions had been made by the broadcaster, and 5 songs will be selected from the submitted entries to take part in a televised contest, to be held in late February 2010 to select the competing song for Oslo. On 5 February GPB announced that over 100 entries from both Georgian and foreign composers have been submitted to GPB.
"Shine", written by Hanne Sørvaag, Harry Sommerdahl and Chistian Leuzzi, was selected from the six songs on 27 February at the Tbilisi Event Hall in Tbilisi. This is Sørvaag's third Eurovision composition.