GPB decided to conduct an open selection again this year. Singers and songwriters are asked to send in their songs, the lyrics of which need to be either in Georgian or in English language, until the 5 February. Both the authors and the singers have to be Georgian citizens to be eligible. The national selection is scheduled to take place mid-February.
On 13 February Boris Bedia and Keti Orjonikidze have withdrawn their entries. On 18 February Tako Gachechiladze withdrew due to health problems.