Tonight the final of The Voice Georgia took place. After being crowned the winner in a field of 8 finalists, Iru Khechanov will now also represent Georgia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool.
The Voice of Georgia Results
|Tina Datkashvili||Team Sopho||“I Didn’t Know My Own Strength” by Whitney Houston||10.34%|
|Lika Siradze||Team Sopho||“Heroes” by David Bowie||13.73%|
|Likuna Tutisani||Team Stephane||“A Song For You” by Donny Hathaway||13.76%|
|Anka Tatarashvili||Team Stephane||“pov/7 rings/thank u, next” by Ariana Grande||11.56%|
|Giorgi Datiashvili||Team Dato E||“Gethsemane” from Jesus Christ Superstar||15.72%|
|Kakha Aslamazashvili||Team Dato E||“Love You To Death” by Type O Negative||2.92%|
|Iru Khechanov||Team Dato P||“Euphoria” by Loreen||21.88%|
|Tako Kakalashvili||Team Dato P||“Stand Up” by Cynthia Erivo||10.09%|
While many of the acts are relative unknowns (for now!), Eurovision fans may recognise Iru Khechanov as one of the singers in CANDY, who won Junior Eurovision in 2011. Two of the coaches are also Eurovision alumni. Sopho Toroshelidze was the lead singer for Eldrine, who represented Georgia in 2011, giving the country its joint best result. Stephane Mgebrishvili formed part of Stephane & 3G, who were due to represent the nation at Eurovision 2009. However, after refusing to rewrite their song “We Don’t Wanna Put In”, the band were disqualified from participating.
Georgia are using this year’s edition of The Voice to select their performer for Eurovision 2023. It is not yet known how the song will be chosen.
Georgia’s Eurovision History
Georgia’s history in Eurovision has been mixed since they began competing in 2007, represented by Sopho Khalvashi with Visionary Dream. Their highest placements – both coming in 9th – were achieved in 2010 and 2011, with Sopho Niharadze performing Shine and Eldrine with One More Day. They have not qualified for the final since 2016, where they were represented by Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz with Midnight Gold. They were represented in 2022 with Circus Mircus, with their song “Lock Me In”. At the close of voting, however, Georgia finished last – 18th – in the semi-final.
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News Source: GPB
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