Today, Georgia’s Tornike Kipiani released his Eurovision 2021 entry “You”. Tornike won the right to represent Georgia back in 2020 when he won Georgian Idol. Last year, Tornike released the song “Take me as I am”, and this year he has brought out “You” – which has a more ballad-esque soft sound. You can take a listen to his entry below:
Our thoughts on “You”
As ever our team has given their opinions on Tornike’s “You”. How do we fancy Georgia’s chances this year?
Rory – I totally understand it when countries decide to go left-field, and the country I almost expect this from is Georgia. Tornike has given us a really interesting song, which is full of character and personality, while still being surprising. It’s a shame I can’t really access this as much as I would like, but I do believe Georgia is going to be represented well in Rotterdam.
Rosie – Georgia is at its absolute best in Eurovision when they send something unconventional, and as much as I love Tornike’s voice, I can’t help but feel a little let down by You. It’s a sweet, slowly-building waltz number – quite the opposite of Take Me As I am! – but I feel like it’s lost the power, strength and attitude that their entry last year had that made me like it so much. I’m afraid that I can’t see this making it past the semi finals this year.
Jazzi – This is nice! The problem is that is pretty much all it is. This year is a very strong year, and I feel the last thing you want to do is to simply be a nice inoffensive song. I feel this is sadly a contender for last place, it just isn’t impactful enough, which I feel bad saying because usually whether it be good or bad Georgia at least stand out. When comparing the two Tornike entries I definitely preferred his 2020 song.
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