Geostari (Georgian: ჯეოსტარი) is the Georgian franchise of the Idol series, which airs on Rustavi 2. Georgia is the fifth former Soviet country to have acquired an Idol franchise after Armenia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, and Russia. The series began on 2006 as an Idol spin-off, but it is only in its third season in 2008 that it has enable to acquire a license from FremantleMedia, owner of the Idol franchise which resulted in a change of the rules following the same format as other Idol shows were only the viewers decide upon the verdict of the contestants. Former seasons have seen the judges saving one of the bottom two contestants with their Power of Veto at the end of each episode.
After six seasons known as "Geostari/ჯეოსტარი", the program is to be redeveloped in 2012 by Rustavi 2 to the new title of "საქართველოს ვარსკვლავი/Sakartvelos Varskvlavi" (Georgian Star) was to premiere in September however was delayed to the 2012 Georgian protests, however the series will debut on October 8 implementing the current Hall Of Idols format.
Giorgi Sukhitashvili won the third season making him the first male contestant to won the show following the two women Tiko Chulukhadze and Ani Kekua. It is therefore also the first former soviet country which saw victory for both genders in its Idol adaptation whereas Narodniy Artist (Russia) and SuperStar KZ (Kazakhstan) only had male winners and Hay Superstar (Armenia) and Eesti otsib superstaari (Estonia) only had females.
The sixth season started in October 2010 and ended in December 31, 2011.
Levan Kbilashvili quit the show after a car accident. Therefore Indira Gerenaia, who was voted off the last in the competition, was brought back as the replacement. The producers decided to give a second chance to Levan in the next season
Ani Siradze quit the show by her own decision. Therefore Natia Dumadze, who was voted off the last in the competition, was brought back as the replacement.