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Georgia: Tornike Kipiani debuts “Take Me As I Am” on 1TV’s New Day

After a slow drip of hints and song snippets via social media, Tornike Kipiani debuted his Eurovision 2020 entry for Georgia, “Take Me As I Am,” on 1TV’s “New Day” breakfast show. 32-year-old Kipiani, who won Georgian Idol to earn the right to represent Georgia, co-wrote the song with famed Georgian producer and bassist Aleko Berdzenishvili. “Take Me As I …

Take Tornike as he is: new details emerge about Georgia’s Eurovision 2020 entry

In an interview on Georgia’s TV-1 today, Georgia’s representative at Eurovision 2020 revealed several details about his entry. 32-year-old Tornike Kipiani, who won the right to represent the Caucasus nation at Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by winning Georgian Idol on New Year’s Eve, told TV-1 that the name of his entry is “Take Me As I Am.” Tornike …

Tornike train keeps on rolling to Rotterdam, Shengelia departs fifth elimination episode of Georgian Idol

It is officially his crown to lose as Tornike Kipiani earned his fourth leader title in a row. In a Giya Kancheli themed episode, Kipiani experimented with a classical Georgian favorite and it paid off handsomely, as Kipiani ran away with the win with 29.09% of the vote. Barbara Samkharadze came in second for the third week in a row …

Tornike makes it three in a row and Guchmanidze out after intense Georgian Idol elimination round

It was an intense live show of Georgian Idol, as Tornike Kipiani kept his cool during a stage invasion while performing a very eccentric take on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Gethsemane (I only want to say)”. No matter, though, as Tornike received the most votes for the third week in the row and did not let the bearded stage invader who …

Georgia Round-up: Tornike wins again, Ranina auditions begin!

It’s two in a row as last week’s victor Tornike Kipiani won the 3rd elimination week of Georgian Idol. In a contemporary Georgian classics themed episode, Kipiani won 21.17% of the televote with his cover of Genetic Code’s classic “Artificial Love.” Nika Kalandadze, whose twin sister Liza won an elimination round in last season’s Idol with her cover of “Artificial …

Tornike Kipiani the new leader in Georgian Idol second elimination round!

It was a battle of three queens this evening on Georgian Idol as Tornike Kipiani edged out Tamar Kakalashvili and Barbara Samkharadze to become the new leader in the musical and soundtrack themed second elimination round. Kipiani triumphed with 19.13% of the televote with his performance of indie punk rock band The Subways’s “Rock ‘n Roll Queen.” Kakalashvili, who was …

Queen Tamar the first winner of Georgian Idol Elimination Rounds!

In a dramatic first elimination round, Tamar Kakalashvili was crowned the first leader with 16.53% of the online and telephone vote after a rousing performance of a Beatles’s medley of “Golden Slumbers” and “Carry That Weight.” Tamar arrived singing “Queen,” and so she proved on her first live concert of the Georgian Idol season. Kakalashvili triumphed with her interpretation of …

Ten finalists announced after third audition round on Georgian Idol

The third and final audition round concluded on Georgian Idol this evening, with the ten finalists being selected after a second round. The ten finalists, in order of announcement, are (audition round performances linked in name): Barbara Samkharadze Anri Guchmanidze Tornike Kipiani Merab Amzoevi David Rusadze Nika Kalandadze Mariam Shengelia Mariam Gogiberidze Liza Shengelia Tamar Kakalashvili Hosted by Ruska Makashvili, …

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