Georgia: Listen to Tornike Kipiani’s Eurovision 2020 entry “Take Me As I Am”
Georgia’s Eurovision 2020 entry entitled “Take Me As I Am” that the country’s representative, Tornike Kipiani, will perform in Rotterdam was released earlier this morning during the morning Tv show New Day.
The song is described as a mixture of classic rock, electro and dubstep, the style of song Georgia is used to sending to the contest. Recent Georgian Eurovision entries had an electro-pop, indie rock and ethno-jazz profile. Tornike himself is behind the composition of the song alongside with the Georgian musician and producer Aleko Berdzenishvili.
Tornike will perform on stage the song alongside with three backing vocalists, one man and two women. Namely, Aleko Berdzenishvili, Marian Shengelia and Mariko Lezhava will accompanyh the Georgian representative on the Rotterda, Ahoy stage.
A few words about Tornike Kipiani
Tornike Kipiani was born on December 11, 1987 in Tbilisi. He came to fame after winning the first season of X Factor Georgia back in 2014 where he had as mentor Tamta the Cypriot representative in 2019. However he is no stranger to the Eurovision fans , as he had participated in the Georgian national final in 2017 with the song You are my sunshine, and finished 23rd out of 25 entries.
The Eurovision Story so far
Georgia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest first time in 2007 with Sopho Khalvashi and her song Visionary dream . Since then it has competed 12 times missing out only the 2009 edition of the contest, when they chose to withdraw. Its best results were scored in Oslo with Sofia Nizharadze and her song Shine (2010) and in Dusseldorf with Eldrine and the entry One More Day (2011), when both achieved a 9th placing in the Grand Final. In 2018 the Ethno Jazz Band Iriao were internally selected to represent the country in Lisbon with their entry For you.
In Eurovision 2019, Georgian Idol’s winner, Oto Nemsadze represented the country with his song Sul tsin iare without achieving to qualify to the grand final. Lets remember Oto’s performance this year at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv: