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Eurovision 2023: Georgia’s Second Rehearshal!

Next up is Georgia‘s rehearsal, represented by Iru singing “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.

Georgia has had an outfit adjustment, changing Iru’s dress train to a much bigger one than the one wearing on Tuesday’s first rehearsal. Reasonable considering the wind machines are going full blast in this act!

Chloe Hashemi / EBU

Chloe Hashemi / EBU

In the afternoon, after the completion of all the rehearsals, a recap video will be released with short excerpts from the footage of all the second rehearsals!

The Dress Rehearsal for Georgia and the rest of Semi Final 2 will be held on the 10th of May.

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Stay tuned at EurovisionFun for all the latest developments regarding Georgia’s entry in Eurovision 2023!

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:

https://www.tiktok.com/@eurovision/video/7228609625053121819?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc

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.

Follow us on all social media, so you do not miss a moment of what will happen in Liverpool:

Stay tuned at EurovisionFun for all the latest developments regarding Georgia’s entry in Eurovision 2023!

Source: eurovision.tv

 

Georgia: Listen to the new remix of Echo!

Iru, representative of Georgia in this year’s Eurovision, has released a new version of her song Echo.

Creators of the remix are N.shxiani and GIGAPRODUCTION.

You can listen to the remix below:

You can also watch the Eurovisionfun team’s reaction to the georgian entry below:

We remind you that Georgia will be taking part in the second semi-final on May 11th, performing in 11th place.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all news regarding the georgian entry in Eurovision 2023!

Georgia: Eurovisionfun Reacts to Eurovision 2023 Entry ”Echo”!

A few days ago, through the official account of Eurovision, the participation of Iru for this year’s Eurovision 2023 competition, entitled “Echo“, was officially presented. Iru won the representation of Georgia at Eurovision 2023 by winning the fifth round of The Voice Georgia!

The Eurovisionfun team once again watched and reacted to the country’s official video clip for the upcoming Eurovision contest! Enjoy Aps, Apostolos, Thanos and special guest Konstantina in a Reaction video with detailed commentary on the participation of Georgia, for 2023!

Video Editing: @xristosrpk

Listen to “Echo” below:

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Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the news regarding Georgia’s participation in Eurovision 2023!

 

Georgia: Listen to “Echo” from Iru for Eurovision 2023!

A few days ago, through the official Eurovision Twitter account, it was revealed that Iru‘s entry will be revealed tonight through the contest’s official YouTube channel.

Iru won the representation of Georgia at Eurovision 2023 by winning the fifth cycle of The Voice Georgia!

The song is titled “Echo” and is completely in English.

Listen to “Echo” below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8kO-QPippo&source_ve_path=MjM4NTE&feature=emb_title

Who is Iru?

Iru was born on December 3, 2000 in Tbilisi. He is of Armenian descent. As a child, he took part in various singing competitions. In 2011, on her eleventh birthday, she represented Georgia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Yerevan, Armenia as a member of the group Candy winning the contest with 108 points.

In 2019 she participated in Georgian Idol and in 2021, she released her first single titled “No Jerk Around Me”. In 2022, she performed at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 while also co-writing the song “I Believe” by Mariam Bigvava, Georgia’s entry for that year’s contest finishing in third place.

Later that year, Iru participated in the fifth season of The Voice Georgia. She won the contest on 2 February 2023, earning the right to represent Georgia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

Georgia will compete at the second half of the second semi final on Thursday May 11th.

What do you think of “Echo” from Iru? Will she manage to bring Georgia back to the final?

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for even more news regarding Georgia’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023!

Georgia: On the final stages for Iru Khechanovi’s Eurovision Entry!

The winner of this year’s The Voice of Georgia, Iru Khechanovi will represent the country at this year’s Eurovision 2023  in Liverpool!

Through her personal Instagram account, she revealed to us that her participation is ready and now she is adding the “final touches”! Iru Khechanovi is collaborating with Giga Kukhiadnidze, who has written all three of the country’s Junior Eurovision winning songs, while the type of song she will perform at Eurovision has not yet been revealed.

Who is Iru Khechanovi

Iru Khechanovi won the right to represent Georgia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool following her win of The Voice of Georgia. Iru has previously represented Georgia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, in 2011 she won the contest as part of Candy Music in Yerevan, Armenia with 108 points.

Georgia‘s previous representatives at Eurovision 2022  were Circus Mircus  with the song  “Lock Me In”  and they finished in last place in the Second Semi-Final, continuing  the country’s elimination streak for the fifth year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXiZAbqETvk

Iru Khechanovi will perform in the second half of the second semi-final on May 11.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the news about Georgia’s participation in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in May in the Liverpool!

Georgia: On February 2 the Final of The Voice Georgia!

Georgia’s national broadcaster GPB hosts The Voice Georgia for the first time, as the country’s national selection for Eurovision 2023.

The tv show, which started on December 8, is now in the Live Shows phase, with 24 artists continuing to compete to represent Georgia in Liverpool.

As announced by the GPB, the Semi-Final of The Voice Georgia will take place on January 26, while one week later, on Thursday, February 2, the Grand Final will take place, when the winner will be decided and get the right to fly the country’s flag in the United Kingdom.

Also, it is not yet known how the song will be chosen to be performed by the artist who will be crowned the winner of the music competition in May.

The jury, as we have already informed you, consists of:

  • Stephane Mgebrishvili (Eurovision 2009)
  • Dato Evgenidze
  • Sopo Toroshelidze (Eurovision 2011)
  • Dato Porchkhidze

Among the 24 artists who continue in the Live Shows is Iru Khechanov, a member of the children’s group Candy, where with their song Candy Music they managed to give the Caucasian nation the second prize in Junior Eurovision 2011.

In 2022 in Turin of Italy Georgia was represented by Circus Mircus group and the song Lock Me In but achieved nothing more than finishing 18th and last in the second semifinal with 22 points.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXiZAbqETvk&embeds_euri=https%3A%2F%2Feurovisionfun.com%2F&source_ve_path=MjM4NTE&feature=emb_title

Stay tuned on Eurovision Fun for all the updates and news around the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest.

Source: The Voice Georgia