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 Shin—not to be confused with The Shins—are known for giving traditional Georgian music a modern flair. GPB enlisted songstress Mariko to add a bit of estrogen to the all-male group.

You can watch the video for ‘Three Minutes to Earth’ down below.

Georgia will be competing in the second semi-final drawn in the first half on 8 May.

Will Georgia qualify once again? What do you think of the song? Were you expecting this? We’ll love to know what you think, so comment below!

Stay tuned to WiwiBloggs.com for the latest news on The Shin and Mariko’s journey to Copenhagen. 

Ramadan is an Albanian-Australian correspondent for WiwiBloggs.com. You can follow him on Twitter @ESCRamadanYou can also keep up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

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Hebbuzz
Hebbuzz
8 years ago

WOW, I like this musical jamming session. Hakuna Matata meets Shakira and Anna Maria Jopek. After a few listenings it becomes very beautiful. So many little musical gems wrapped in this not-instant-appealing tune. I love this televote unfriendly song! 12 points from The Netherlands to Georgia is were to decide.

Scott
Scott
8 years ago

3 minutes to nul points, dreadful

Arianna
8 years ago

Hilarious lyrics. I don’t really take the message seriously. This one’s a brain tickler 😀 I kinda like it.. but for wrong reasons haha.

Gavin
Gavin
8 years ago

If it qualifies, it would be laughable. 0 points.

mariam
mariam
8 years ago

For real ,no one from you understood real meaning of this song!! First of all The Shin is a georgian word and means Home, and they are singing about those 3 minutes which is a most amotional when you are going back to your country after a long time!they also said that Thay have massege for Georgian Emigrants in different europian Coutries anx lld they singing for this people who really miss real Georgian soul and there home !! That’s 1 fact !!!second is that,i really don’t know what to say about the resulta because it’s something very new and… Read more »

Lepke
Lepke
8 years ago

What an…interesting piece of… Music. I don’t know what else to say. :-/

Lawrence gibb
Lawrence gibb
8 years ago

I find this infectiously engaging. After last year’s rather bland offering, this is refreshingly different. A little like their first entry, in as far as it has shifting rhythms and melodic flow.

sopon
sopon
8 years ago

Yep, Robyn’s right about the musical part. But I enjoy it. It’s in my top 10 at least! It’s much better than the other acoustic music we have been getting (except from the Netherlands, and even then I like the two almost equally).

Thiago
Thiago
8 years ago

If this song advances to the final, I will lose all hope in this contest.

Easpag
Easpag
8 years ago

The song just feels very messy to me, particularly at the beginning. I don’t like it.

Thiefo
Thiefo
8 years ago

I like it, is one of those songs that relaxes me for some reason, and yes, it sounds messy, but that’s precisely what I like about it. It’s different but a good different in my opinion. That being said, I agree, I’m not sure if people at ESC would appreciate it, but as Zolan said, it gives me the impression they weren’t trying to win anyway. Good for Georgia for sending something like this, it gives variety to the whole contest.

D
D
8 years ago

Very different. I agree with Robyn saying it sounds like something from a musical. I don’t hate it, but I don’t like it either. Sadly, I think we may have another “I’m a Joker” for Georgia. But Georgia sending a bad song is good for Poland, Macedonia, and Slovenia 😀

Diane
Diane
8 years ago

Wow it’s very eclectic and artsy, I like it. It’s amazing how they could arranging that chords and melody, it’s indeed a very difficult song to make. But, I don’t know about the chance in this song competition as the public votes considered 50% of the total score, as we know it may not appeal to the majority of the public. This song is probably more appropriate to another major music festival rather than Eurovision, but I appreciate Georgia for choosing an unique song that focused on the originality of the music which this competition really needs nowadays…

Leon
Leon
8 years ago

I don’t know what the ef this was. If this makes it to the final, this will be my bathroom break song.

Mex
Mex
8 years ago

I don’t know what to think about this. Negative comments will be first on my list and then “bravo” for introducing something else rather than…well, I don’t know what I was expecting on this.

I don’t like it, to be honest. And where’s Sopho (of any kind)? 🙂

Tim
Tim
8 years ago

The first 40 seconds I was wondering if I was watching the right video…
This is….. different

Nebi
Nebi
8 years ago

I categorize all songs but what button I would push on my ipod: skip, play, repeat. This is definitely a skip song. The songs released this week have not added at all to the competition and it was pretty weak before this weak. This year is turning out to be worse than 2012.

abelsg
abelsg
8 years ago

This song is so different that it could stand out and qualify. I don’t love it but I don’t hate it either.

Kyle
Kyle
8 years ago

well…that was a song…but after listening to it, i can’t remember it anymore. I’ll pass…and be surprised if this makes it to the final.

Alex
Alex
8 years ago

Does anybody know how “The Shin” is actually supposed to be pronounced? It’s supposed to mean something in Georgian, right?

Jordan
Jordan
8 years ago

Dar, I think ANYTHING is better than “Undo”.

Zolan
Zolan
8 years ago

WooHoo!
I was afraid they’d wimp out on complexity for ESC, but it looks like they’re bringing the SOPHIstication back this year.

Of course, they’ve gone and alienated practically every televoter even if the judges like it, which is fatal under the new system. But I get the distinct impression they weren’t concerned about winning anyway.

Dar
Dar
8 years ago

Tried listening to this again .. Felt nothing , just some words and sound .. No melody what so ever ..
6 entries to go now I think …

Dar
Dar
8 years ago

@ Jordan , you might think so … But ask people who don’t normally watch eurovision or have much interest in it their opinion of “undo”…
It’s their favorite so far …

Jordan
Jordan
8 years ago

Still better than “Undo”.

Alex
Alex
8 years ago

WOOOOOOW
Nice. I have a new favorite! 🙂
I guess the more-than-creative musical structure is going to fly over the heads of the Eurofans. So be it. This is brilliant.

Julian
Julian
8 years ago

An incantation to protect the earth – for ecologists. Not a bad cause considering the shale gas exploration and exploitation in Europe.

Dar
Dar
8 years ago

Georgia’s debut in 2007 is still their strongest entry..
This has a messy structure and no flow .. It’s like something from 1993

T
T
8 years ago

I don’t like it, but this is one of those songs who will not be a fan favourite but eventually can qualify. Like Lithuania last year.

Susan
Susan
8 years ago

So far, what I think is best summed up as LOL. Perhaps it will improve…somehow….

NonEuropean
NonEuropean
8 years ago

Unabashedly hippie-trippy. What were they smoking?

Timselvision
Timselvision
8 years ago

Even Malta and Switzerland have more chance to be in the final… Disappointing, I was hoping for something like Sopho’s visionary dream.