Eurovision 2023: Georgia’s First Rehearshal!

Next up on stage we will be seeing Iru on her first rehearsal as the representative of Georgia in this year’s competition with “Echo”.

Who is Iru?

Irina “Iru” Khechanovi is a twenty-three year old young artist from Georgia with Armenian descent. You may know her because she won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 as a member of the girl group Candy with the song “Candy Music”. In 2019, she tried to expand her career as a participant in the “Georgian Idol“. She also co-written Georgia’s song “I Believe” for Junior Eurovision last year. The entry finished in third place.

In 2023, she won the fifth season of “The Voice Georgia” and therefore she won the right to represent her country to Eurovision in Liverpool.


The Rehearsal

Unfortunately this year, accredited journalists don’t get the chance to watch the first and second rehearsals, so we only get the information and content that the organizers officially release to the public.

Iru wears a diaphanous white dress that looks like the dress from the official music videoThe whole song is performed on a raised platform in the centre of the stage, against a LED backdrop of swirling smoke and stormy weather, accompanied by a wind machine. All together it creates a hugely atmospheric performance, and Iru’s breathtaking vocals are already lifting the roof off the Liverpool arena.

Corinne Cumming / EBU

As well with the wind, there is also smoke in the third rehearsal for Georgia. The smoke blends with the foggy LED backdrop, this makes the whole performance very effective.

Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU


Below you can watch a small clip from the Georgian first rehearsal, once it’s published on TikTok:


This thing is known…Iru’s first rehearsal was breathtaking 🫢 🇬🇪 #Eurovision2023 #Eurovision @IruKhechanovi

♬ original sound – Eurovision

The second rehearsal for Georgia will be held on the 5th of May, when we will know how things will appear on screen for the Iru.

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