For the first time ever, Georgia’s Public Broadcaster (GPB) are offering us a Georgian-language song, building on this year’s dominant theme of authenticity. Ethno-Jazz Band Iriao’s entry “Sheni gulistvis” (For You) is composed by Davit Malazonia, with the arrangement credited to Mikheil MdinaradzeIrina Sanikidze wrote the Sheni gulistvis lyrics.

The members of Ethno-Jazz Band Iriao join in throughout the song, adding complex harmonies and counter-melodies. This is a true combination of jazz, classic, polyphony and different complimentary melodies. It creates something definitely unique for the contest.

The lyrics of “Sheni gulistvis” themselves make up a poem devoted to harmony, love, and happiness.

Ethno-Jazz Band Iriao – “Sheni gulistvis” (For You)

Sheni gulistvis lyrics – Ethno-Jazz Band Iriao


Dgeo gadiddi
Tovli gaadne
Visac ufro Sescivda gamit , is metad gaatbe
Guli sxvisi bednierebit gaaxare
Mze amosvlas ar agvianebs
Sitbos achukebs adamianebs
Da dedamitsa sikvarulit trialebs
Sxvisi gaigo , sxvistvis gaigo
Guli ra aris cxrajer cxrad tu ar gaiko
Sxva kvelaferi, qarma tsaigo
Sheni mxolod is aris ,rasac sxvistvis tmob.
Dge atenebs games
Tu shens gverdit var me
Ragac mtavrdeba ,ragac itskeba
Qvekanad sikete iko, aris da iqneba.
Sheni gulistvis
Tundac erti tsutistvis
Isev vagrzelebt gzas
Rasaca gascem shenia


Day – be longer
and melt the snow
to warm up the one, who felt cold in the night
Shine for us not for me
make the heart feel joyful for the others happiness
The sun rises in time
to grant people warmness
and the earth keeps turning with love
let understand the feelings of others, share with others
what is the heart if not break into nine pieces to share with others
the wind will carry the rest away
you own only what you share
day breaks the night
if I am by your side;
Something ends and there comes a new start
kindness will live forever on the earth
for you
for love
for just one flash
we go on our way
All is yours, what you share