🇬🇪 Iru: “I’m excited to experience everything again!”

🇬🇪 Iru: “I’m excited to experience everything again!”

With the Barcelona Eurovision Party taking place this weekend, Tim gets the chance to chat with Georgia’s Eurovision 2023 representative Iru. She is competing in Eurovision 2023 with her song “Echo”.

Check out our interview with Iru here!

Together Tim and Diljá talk about how they feel being in Barcelona. They also speak about her Junior Eurovision experience and how it feels to relive the emotions she felt in 2011. They also joke about “Echo” constant addition and removal from Spotify.

About Iru

Iru Khechanovi is a 20-year-old singer from Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Iru first found fame as part of the band CANDY, who represented Georgia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011. The band won the competition, finishing with 108 points. Since then, Iru has taken part in a variety of singing competitions including Georgian Idol and The Voice Georgia. It was through her victory at The Voice Georgia that gave Iru the ticket to represent her country at Eurovision 2023. Her song for Liverpool – “Echo” – was written by Iru herself, as well as Giorgi Kukhianidze and Beni Kadagidze.

Georgia’s Eurovision journey

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 for the Barcelona Eurovision Party 2023? Are you excited to see Iru’s performance in this year’s Eurovision? Do you think they could win? Let us know in the comments or on social media. Be sure to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!

News Source: That Eurovision Site

Photo Credit: Kikala Studio

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