🇬🇧/🇫🇷 Meet The TES Team: Georgia G

🇬🇧/🇫🇷 Meet The TES Team: Georgia G

Hi everyone! My name is Georgia, and I’m the newest That Eurovision Site team member. I’m a born and bred South Londoner (with a little bit of French in me) and I’m just about to start my final year of university, where I’m studying Politics (unfortunately) and American studies. Outside of Eurovision, I love following various sports (gymnastics, swimming and American football), learning languages (I speak four and can understand a few others to varying degrees) and cuddling my two dogs. 

Name: Georgia

Age: 20

Pronouns: She/Her


Twitter: @carpaijadiem (I don’t have a personal Twitter account but this is my Eurovision account)

Instagram: @georgia_garnett

How did I get into the Eurovision Song Contest?:

For as long as I can remember, Eurovision has been something that I’ve always watched with my family. Every year, we would sit down in front of the TV and watch the contest together, enjoying the weird and wonderful madness that is Eurovision. I have vague recollections of watching the late 2000s/early 2010s contests live, but the first I can definitively remember watching was the 2015 edition in Vienna. 

At what point did I consider myself a Eurofan?:

I would say that I became a true Eurofan after the 2021 contest heading into the 2022 season. That was the first year that I followed the national final season, watched the semi-finals and started lurking on Eurovision Twitter, though I didn’t properly join until a few months ago. I would consider Måneskin to be a big reason why I became a Eurofan – they were my favourites on the night of the final, so seeing their victory then getting to discover their discography, going back and watching the semis – that’s what made me fall in love with the whole of Eurovision, not just the final.

How has my life changed since becoming a Eurofan?:

Well, my bank account has certainly seen a little more action. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to go to Liverpool this year (shoutout to all of my uni professors for putting all of my assignment deadlines during Eurovision week, really appreciated that a lot!). But, I have been to a few gigs with ESC artists this summer. I went to see Måneskin at the O2 in May. I also went to see Wild Youth and Joker Out at the London show of their UK tour in July, which was honestly one of the most incredible nights of my life. And, I’m super excited to be going to Riga next week to see Sudden Lights perform. I have spent a frankly irresponsible amount of money on the trip, but YOLO, right? 

What are my favourite Eurovision songs and countries?:

If my Twitter username wasn’t any indication, my favourite songs at Eurovision 2023 were Aijā and Carpe Diem. But, I wouldn’t really say I have one stan country, it all just depends on the year for me. If I had to pick one country that I like the most though, I would probably say France. As someone who is a quarter French, I find it pretty easy to connect to French songs and therefore enjoy them a lot. Interestingly, although I am ¾ British, I’m not really a fan of UK entries. But, aside from France, I would probably say that my favourite Eurovision countries are Latvia, Portugal and Switzerland.

What are my favourite national final songs?:

Most of my national final knowledge is limited to the last couple years, as that’s when I properly started to pay attention to them. I wouldn’t really say I have a favourite national final either, it changes every year. These are some of my favourite national final songs:

What am I looking forward to in the new national final season?:

Getting to discover new artists! That’s been my favourite part of these past few seasons, so I am excited to get to discover a whole group of new artists and their discographies from all across Europe (and hopefully still Australia!). I’m also super excited to be a part of the TES team and get to cover this national final season! 

What do you think of Georgia’s favourites? Want to learn more about our team? Let us know in the comments below or on social media. Don’t forget to follow ‘THAT Eurovision Site’ over at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok as we gear up for the next Eurovision!

News Source: That Eurovision Site

Photo Credit: Georgia Garnett

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