Exactly two months ago, Georgia announced that Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz would represent the country at Eurovision 2016. Today we finally know the song — “Midnight Gold”.
Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz “Midnight Gold”
The entry was first presented to the Georgian public along with four other songs on 3 February. Voting began the following day and remained open until earlier today. These televotes were than combined with the scores of an international jury to give us the final result.
The indie band consists of Nika Kocharov (vocals, guitar), Gia Iashvili (vocals, bass), Nick Davitashvili (guitar, keyboards) and Dima Oganesian (drums). They’ll now go on to sing “Midnight Gold” in Stockholm next May. The track proved relatively popular with our Wiwi Jury, which ranked it first out of out of the five with an average of score of 6.58/10. Luis was particularly enthusiastic. In his 9/10 review he compared the track to a Blur number. However, Antranig was less positive, saying that “at best, it is noise pollution — at worst, it’s like jabbing a needle in your ear.”
“Midnight Gold” was also a favourite with readers, finishing second in our fan poll.
Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz: Our first reaction
What do y’all think of Georgia’s choice for Eurovision 2016? Can they better Nina Sublatti’s 11th place finish? Let us know in the comments below.