Georgia Public Broadcasting’s (GPB) 1TV announced today that Georgia’s Eurovision 2021 representative Tornike Kipiani will perform a pop rock song named “You” at the contest.
In a post on Eurovision Georgia’s Facebook page, details about “You” were revealed, though the track itself will be released shortly.
Fans of his Eurovision 2020 entry “Take Me As I Am” will note immediately that the exact team is behind “You” in 2021.
Kipiani composed “You,” with arrangement by producer Aleko Berdzenishvili and recorded at Bravo Records Studios. Additionally, Georgian Idol semi-finalist Mariam Shengelia and TV host and Georgia’s 2017 national selection finalist Mariko Lezhava will again provide backing vocals.
This time, however, the famed Gori Girls’ Choir will also participate.
A video has been made, featuring several prominent locations in Georgia including the National Opera Theater. Georgian ballet dancer Mariam Aleksidze will feature in the video version of “You.”
Choreography for the live performance will be again handled by Emilia Sandquist, who was scheduled to do so for Georgia in 2020. Sandquist is a member of the Jean Baptiste group. Costumes for the live performance will be designed and crafted by Keti Chkhikvadze.
33-year-old Kipiani won Georgian Idol on December 31, 2019, to earn the right to represent Georgia at Eurovision 2020 and composed “Take Me As I Am.” When that event was cancelled, GPB immediately announced that Kipiani would return for Eurovision 2021.
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