Georgia: Tornike Kipiani to perform “Take Me as I Am” in Rotterdam
Just a month ago, Tornike Kipiani, won the Georgian Idol 2020 and will represent Georgia in the next Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. The Georgian broadcaster shed more light on the song he will perform next May
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According to GPB the title of the Georgian entry is “Take Me as I Am” . 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.
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.
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 11 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 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. For a second year in a row Georgia failed to qualify to the grand final.
Lets remember Oto’s performance this year at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv: