- September 28, 2009
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It was a hard sell but I believed in the song until the end because of how it made me feel. No other entry for me displayed the same vulnerability as You. A bold choice as not a single thing about it fits the Eurovision mould. It took humongous balls for such a gruff, raw powerhouse of a vocalist like Tornike to let his guard down here presenting himself so candidly. The composition is easily my favourite of the year. Such gorgeous dream pop verses. Going for what was essentially a shoegaze song at Eurovision made this indiehead wild. I was so thrilled to have this song competing. Such moments with entries like You are rare at the contest and so I savour them.
I admit it's been unfortunately the opposite of fun supporting Georgia this year though. The fans from the get go have been extremely mean spirited towards this entry. Fair enough, no one has to like it but the way in which it was often expressed wasn't pleasant (I can see why Tornike himself flipped at those leaving him messages). Even my country's own commentator Scott Mills was awful to Tornike after his song was performed. A sarcastic (actually quite nasty) "oh... it's finished" from Scott followed by what sounded like an "oh god" from Sara Cox. Then they proceeded to read out shady comments whilst laughing their heads off. "Look... if you want to vote for it you can" essentially mocking anyone that may have enjoyed it before the phone lines were even open. Another year and yet more moments I was looking forward to soured by disrespectful, ignorant, biased commentators. This shouldn't be allowed to be honest.
I feel really proud of Tornike. He gave a gorgeous, sincere performance. I've just got a horribly bitter taste left in my mouth. I kind of wish almost this song never was at Eurovision because Georgia and Tornike deserve more respect. Georgia are the only country who consistently refuse to play the games of others and always do what they want. They deserve nothing but admiration for that whatever you think of the music. I'm sorry our commentators are always pricks. Makes me feel so embarrassed.
Thank you for this song Tornike and Georgia It's going to go down as one of my all time favourites for sure.
I mean I don't feel AS much for it as you do, but I am still in the minority camp that did like this entry.
Our commentators also mocked it Very unprofessional imo, just comment on the songs and leave your personal opinions aside thank you very much!