After her participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, Georgia’s Iru has released the follow-up track to her Eurovision effort “Echo”. The 22-year-old came out with her track “Seen”.
“Seen” to be switching genres
Following her participation in Liverpool, Iru went straight back into the studio to work on new music. Her new track “Seen” is a far cry from her Eurovision effort, with the dramatic drums replaced with minimalist instrumentation. Punchinh high-hats and snares illuminate the arrangement, giving the song a strong R&B fit with Iru’s sultry vocal delivery. Iru also lyrically returns to the Georgian language, lamenting that she can’t be with her love interest. She also recalls the intimate moments with her partner, with the line – translated as “I promise there will be no more sexting” – suggesting she is looking to reconnect.
Listen to “Seen” on streaming services
Iru’s Eurovision journey
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.
At the close of voting, Iru finished in 12th place in the second semi-final in Liverpool. As a result, she failed to qualify for the final. She ended with a total of 33 points.
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