Spotlight on: Georgia

May 20, 2021

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Artist Profile

Artist: Tornike Kipiani

Date of Birth: 11 December 1987

Hometown: Tbilisi, Georgia

Selection Method: Internal Selection

Song: You

Composer: Tornike Kipiani

Producer: Aleko Berdzenishvili

Eurovision Result: DNQ (16th Semi Final 2)

Tornike Kipiani is a Georgian singer. He won the first season of X Factor Georgia in 2014. He was selected to represent his country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 after winning Georgian Idol.

He was to perform in Rotterdam, Netherlands with the song “Take Me as I Am”, however the contest has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He will instead represent Georgia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with the song “You”.

Song Lyrics

Sunshine, I wanna touch you
Wind blow, I wanna see you
I wanna touch
I wanna see
I wanna be with you

Ocean, I wanna hear you
Mountain, I wanna feel you
I wanna hear
I wanna feel
And I wanna be with you

You’re everywhere where I am
You’re in everything that I do
My love, my love
I wanna be with you

My love, my love
I wanna be with you

Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Debut: 2007

Appearances: 12

Finals: 7

Best Result: 9th (2010, 2011)

Top 10:

2010 – Sopho Nizharadze – Shine, 9th Place

2011 – Eldrine – One More Day, 9th Place

Marcel Benzençon Awards:

2013 – Press Award

Is Georgia the one for You this year? Which Georgian entry is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!

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