🇬🇪 Iru Khechanov to represent Georgia at Eurovision 2023 after winning The Voice Georgia

🇬🇪 Iru Khechanov to represent Georgia at Eurovision 2023 after winning The Voice Georgia

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

ArtistCoachSong PerformedResult
Tina DatkashviliTeam Sopho“I Didn’t Know My Own Strength” by Whitney Houston10.34%
Lika SiradzeTeam Sopho“Heroes” by David Bowie13.73%
Likuna TutisaniTeam Stephane“A Song For You” by Donny Hathaway13.76%
Anka TatarashviliTeam Stephane“pov/7 rings/thank u, next” by Ariana Grande11.56%
Giorgi DatiashviliTeam Dato E“Gethsemane” from Jesus Christ Superstar15.72%
Kakha AslamazashviliTeam Dato E“Love You To Death” by Type O Negative2.92%
Iru KhechanovTeam Dato P“Euphoria” by Loreen21.88%
Tako KakalashviliTeam Dato P“Stand Up” by Cynthia Erivo10.09%

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.

Are you excited by Georgia’s choice? Do you think they can beat their highest placement for Eurovision 2023? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter , and Tiktok as we look ahead to Eurovision 2023!

News Source: GPB

Photo Source: GPB

2 thoughts on “🇬🇪 Iru Khechanov to represent Georgia at Eurovision 2023 after winning The Voice Georgia

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: