Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010

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Eurovision Song Contest 2010
Country  Georgia
National selection
Selection process Artist: Internal Selection
Song: National Final
Selection date(s) Artist: 16 January 2010
Song: 27 February 2010
Selected entrant Sopho Nizharadze
Selected song "Shine"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (3rd, 106 points)
Final result 9th, 136 points
Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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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.[1][2]


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.[3][4] 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.[5] On 5 February GPB announced that over 100 entries from both Georgian and foreign composers have been submitted to GPB.[6]

On 9 February GPB revealed the 6 six selected songs and their songwriters that will compete in a national final to be held on 27 February. The songwriters include: Tinatin Japaridze, co-writer of the Eurovision 2009 runner-up for Iceland "Is It True?"; Svika Pick, co-writer of the Israeli Eurovision 1998 winning song "Diva"; Carlos Coelho and Andrej Babić, who together wrote the Portuguese entry for the 2008 Contest "Senhora do mar (Negras águas)", as well as Babić separately writing another four Eurovision entries for three other countries; and Hanne Sørvaag, writer of the German entry in 2008, "Disappear", as well as the 2010 Norwegian entry "My Heart is Yours".[7][8]

"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.[1][2]

National final - 27 February 2010
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / music (m)
1 Sopho Nizharadze "Our World" Mikheil Mdinaradze (m & l)
2 Sopho Nizharadze "Sing My Song " Svika Pick (m & l)
3 Sopho Nizharadze "Never Give In" Tinatin Japaridze (m & l), Ben Robbins (m & l), Billy Livsey (m & l)
4 Sopho Nizharadze "For Eternity" Carlos Coelho (m & l), Andrej Babić (m & l)
5 Sopho Nizharadze "Call Me" Brandon Stone (m & l)
6 Sopho Nizharadze "Shine" Hanne Sørvaag (m & l), Harry Sommerdahl (m & l), Chistian Leuzzi (m & l)

Before Eurovision[edit]

Nizharadze was a guest at the Azeri national final on 2 March, performing her winning entry "Shine".[2][9]

At Eurovision[edit]

Georgia competed in the second semi-final of the contest on 27 May, performing in the 16th slot, and qualified for the final. Georgia came 9th in the final, with 136 points.

Points awarded by Georgia[edit]

Points awarded to Georgia (Semi-Final 2)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points awarded to Georgia (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Grillhofer, Florian (2010-02-27). "Sofia to sing Shine at the Eurovision Song Contest". ESCToday. Retrieved 27 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Brey, Marco (2010-02-27). "Sofia Nizharadze to sing "Shine" in Oslo!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 27 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Hondal, Victor (2010-01-16). "Sopho Nizharadze to represent Georgia in Oslo". ESCToday. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Marco, Brey (2010-01-16). "Sopho Nizharadze to represent Georgia in Oslo!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Hondal, Victor (2010-01-17). "Georgian broadcaster call for songs". ESCToday. Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  6. ^ Murray, Gavin (2010-02-05). "Georgia: Over 100 entries submitted". ESCToday. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  7. ^ Hondal, Victor (2010-02-09). "Georgia: Sopho to perform six songs on February 27th". ESCToday. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  8. ^ Brey, Marco (2010-02-09). "Georgia: Songs announced for national final". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  9. ^ "Sopho Nizharadze to visit Azerbaijan as National Final`s Guest". GPB. 2010-02-23. Retrieved 27 February 2010. [permanent dead link]