Just moments ago The Shin and Mariko presented their song ‘Three Minutes to Earth’ to the public. Back on 4 Feburary, Georgia Public Broadcasting bypassed a national selection contest and internally selected the group to sing at Eurovision 2014. The Shin band member Zaza Miminoshvili composed the song, and Eugen Eliu wrote the lyrics.
The Georgian representatives, The Shin and Mariko, have travelled traveled to Stuttgart, Germany to record their entry for Eurovision 2014. It’s called “Three Minutes to Earth,” which sounds very astronaut to us. The song has been described as “folk meets modern”.
No, we did not say “The Shins”. Georgia’s state broadcaster GPB has announced that The Shin (singular) will represent the country at Eurovision 2014. It’s not a reference to your leg. Apparently the band’s name means “coming home” in Georgian.
I’m sorry, but this is a three-minute song that feels like 30. The repetition of “give me your smile” gets grating fast, and all I want to do is frown, frown, frown. That said, Georgia has a knack for finding the right formula and tapping into the teenage psyche. They manufacture groups that, barring 2009, […]
On Monday, the first full day at Junior Eurovision 2013, this year’s contestants filmed their postcards. That was exciting. But we were even more excited to see their costumes. From Michele Perniola’s Michael Jackson-inspired ensemble to The Smile Shop’s 1920s jazz attire, it was a feast of fashion. Eleganaza extravaganza!
Ana Khanchalyan, a former winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, has sung her way into the finals of “The Voice of Armenia”. As you’ll remember, Ana was one-sixth of “Group Candy”, which turned sugar into a victory for the Republic of Georgia back in 2011.
Hot on the heels of Armenia, Georgia arrived at Eurovision in 2007, sending us all scrambling for the atlas to find out where it actually is (extreme Eastern Europe, at the gateway to Asia, in case you were still wondering). Thankfully, through Eurovision, they’ve asserted their rightful claim to be part of Europe, delivering entertaining […]
How everyone (myself included) missed the fact that “Waterfall” was never going to win Eurovision is now beyond me. Nodi and Sophie were vocally fabulous – congrats for that because sometimes vocal perfection is taken for granted (Alyona Lanskaya anyone?). Unfortunately the good points end there. The song was devoid of emotion, Sophie looked constipated […]