Georgia’s Lizi Pop — real name Lizi Japaridze — wowed us at Junior Eurovision 2014 with her voice and her deep understanding of human rights. She told us that her song “Happy Day” was a call for all the children of the world to fill their days with joy and happiness. But Lizi knows that is easier said than done — especially for the countless children who endure physical and mental abuse on a daily basis. With her new single and video for “An Unloved Child’s Pain”, she pays homage to them all.
As with “Happy Day”, Lizi works her husky vocals with aplomb, giving us plenty of emotion. Pain, agony and torment reign, but Lizi’s optimism still comes through, particularly in the bridge. The backing is part orchestral, part pop, and part dubstep, creating a deliberately unsettling atmosphere.
Lizi Pop — An unloved child’s pain
In the video Lizi plays the part of a child subject to abuse and a broken home. “I live my life with problems,” she sings. “Why do you hurt me every day?” Filmed in black and white, it shows her father choking her mother, her piano teacher smacking her with a stick, and a gang of girls bullying her into the grass. Lizi — easily the happiest child we have ever met — does a brilliant job looking miserable. She’s turning into a proper little artist, and we’re so pleased to watch her develop.
Composed by Giga Kukhianidze and written by Lizi pop, the song and video dropped today on ”Nanuka’s Show” on the channel Rustavi 2.
About Lizi Pop
Lizi pop represented Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Malta with the song ”Happy Day”. She finished 11th.
Are her dancers playing the bullies?