A bolt from the blue.

Your life on the line. A mountain vista.

There is a lot to unpack in Georgia’s first rehearsal performance and at the centre of the malestrom: Oto Nemsadze. In the first ten seconds we go from a lighting strike, to a heart rate monitor and then a view of mountains.

After the first chorus blue vistas give way to red, as barbed wire swirls through the skies, and the world sets on fire.

Oto is then joined by his backing dancers, all clad in black, for a dark climax.

The piece ends in sunset and a handshake on the screen. Certainly it is an emotional rollercoaster over the course of three minutes. Oto sounds fantastic and hit his camera marks.

As mentioned however, there is a lot going on here, so for some it could be an assault on the senses.

Oto Nemsadze — “Keep on Going”: Reviews and Reactions

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Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago

Still not got much of a chance of qualifying but I feel that they have done literally everything they could. Well done, Georgia. I like your song more than before.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

Mixed feelings. The background looks great and his vocals are impressive. But I agree with Angus, it amped is aggressiveness. And as a foreigner that doesn’t know much about Georgia, I can’t point what’s exactly making him angry and then it’s hard for me to connect. I believe it will be even more confusing to those who don’t know the lyrics.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 year ago

Gotta say, his voice and this staging impress me. Too bad though that with the song itself, …none of that is going to matter….

Vogzal Odessa
Vogzal Odessa
1 year ago

I really grew to like this song, and a lot more than some of the other hyped up entries. Oto is an organic talent and should be rewarded for it. The choir elementin the song is fantastic as well. Best of luck, Oto!

NickC
NickC
1 year ago

Great singer, great staging, but the song…..

Rasmus
Rasmus
1 year ago
Reply to  NickC

Great singer, great staging, great song and final for Georgia 🙂

Nicolas
Nicolas
1 year ago

best of today

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago

uh him singing over an uninspired led backdrop is NOT a good staging

Lelie
Lelie
1 year ago

I actually liked the song. His vocal is impressive, performance very energetic and passionate! Back vocal is super nice also! I believe one needs to know the conflict background and the regional developments in order to sense all semantics that are both in the lyrics and the staging. .. and yea, undersranding the Georgian language would help a lot too.
I wish Oto a great success cause he really deserves it!

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago

vara vara dada

GreatSaamo
GreatSaamo
1 year ago
Reply to  Jo.

Vaarada Vaarada Varada Rada Heeee

Héctor
Héctor
1 year ago

I can’t tell if it is “an assault to our senses” because I haven’t seen the camera work, but it worked for Goergia back in 2016 with “Midnight Gold”. In fact, everyone was hating on that song, as it’s happening with this one. Hopefully it will happen again and Georgia qualifies this year. The staging looks impressive and his vocals couldn’t sound better.

Ezal
Ezal
1 year ago

Barbed wires, fire, backing vocals looking into singer as you don’t know if they gonna kill him or kidnap him- what more one should wish for family show?

Kuhkatz
Kuhkatz
1 year ago
Reply to  Ezal

Hatari

Ezal
Ezal
1 year ago
Reply to  Kuhkatz

True dat 😀

Nikki
Nikki
1 year ago

I like Oto is putting energy on the performance. But the stage looks too creepy for me.

Rasmus
Rasmus
1 year ago
Reply to  Nikki

your taste is creepy to me 🙂

Nikki
Nikki
1 year ago
Reply to  Rasmus

You’ll be the first person I ever met who thinks that puppies, amigurumi and nerd tees are creepy then.

Skiwalko
1 year ago

The staging looks absolutely beautiful, I especially enjoy the intensity of colors used here, overall it appears really promising, I hope it’s gonna be enough to prevent Georgia from finishing last.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago

Wow, this is actually very powerful. I was not expecting that. Well done Georgia.

Una
Una
1 year ago

I am actually impressed with the staging. I’ve always expected excellent vocals so nothing new there. I think the staging is very powerful.

keith mawson
keith mawson
1 year ago

I have always loved this one, just happy to hear that his staging is epic. Not seen it yet.

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
1 year ago

The LED’s are great, but idk if they are good enough to carry this song to the final. I do think it will overshadow Belgium tho.

Erasmus
Erasmus
1 year ago

I hate the wires it looks chessy and cheap and tbh it ruins the whole performance for me… I like LED, but the only countries that used them good so far were Cyprus, Slovenia and Belgium.

Kuhkatz
Kuhkatz
1 year ago
Reply to  Erasmus

But the wires are an elemental part of this song if ypu know the background story, as well as they already had in the video.

Erasmus
Erasmus
1 year ago
Reply to  Kuhkatz

True, but they look cheap. I mean and it’s not like people will vote for the song, because it has wires on the LEDs

Boom Boom Chaka Chaka
Boom Boom Chaka Chaka
1 year ago

He looks scary.