Convicted Armed Robber Released Early After Impressing Judges on Georgian TV Talent Show

A convicted armed pirate who was authorised out of jail to take partial in a Georgian chronicle of talent show The Voice has been postulated her leisure after creation it roughly as distant as a entertain finals.

Teona Kolbaia tender judges with her singing, behaving Kyrie Eleison – a chronicle of a Catholic and Orthodox request or petition for forgiveness that was set to music.

Dressed in a elementary blue dusk robe – a same tone as a uniforms of a dual jail officers who had escorted her on theatre – a petite brunette left a assembly of renouned talent competition transfixed.

Kolbaia, who had been convicted of a 2012 heist when she and a masculine confederate attacked a cab motorist in a Georgian collateral of Tbilisi, melancholy him with a feign pistol before creation off with cash, mobile phones and his car, had been authorised out of jail to attend auditions and recordings of a radio uncover after jail officials famous her talent.

At a finish of a show, aired on Georgia’s Imedi channel only before Christmas, a former Soviet state’s prisons apportion Kakha Kakhishvili strode on theatre to tell her that, nonetheless she been beaten by another contestant, a release house was so tender by a reconstruction displayed by her TV appearances that he was slicing her judgment short.

“We’ve been gripping a tighten eye on her,” a apportion told a audience, as he thanked a uncover for assisting her reintegrate into society.

The startle on a immature woman’s face was clear as she tearfully vowed “to use this event to start my life anew.”