One month ago, Tornike Kipiani won Georgian Idol and secured his ticket to Rotterdam. Now more information has emerged about his song for Eurovision 2020. “Take Me as I Am” is reportedly the song title and he will be joined by three backing singers.
Tornike featured on a report on the Georgian television, talking about his Eurovision entry.
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There he revealed that his song will be titled “Take Me As I Am”, however wiwibloggs understand that this song title may not be entirely locked in just yet. This is not to be confused with Maltese star Domenique’s 2014 national final entry of the same name.
The song is described as “a mix of classic rock, electro and dubstep”. This continues Georgia’s tradition of sending a variety of styles to Eurovision. Recent Georgian entries have been in electro-pop, indie rock and ethno-jazz.
Tornike himself has written his Eurovision song, with assistance from Georgian musician and producer Aleko Berdzenishvili.
It is expected that Tornike’s Eurovision song will be released in the coming weeks.
Tornike’s team for Rotterdam
In Rotterdam, Tornike will be joined by three backing vocals: one man and two women: Aleko Berdzenishvili, Marian Shengelia and Mariko Lezhava.
Mariam Shengelia was one of the other contestants in Georgian Idol 2019. She made it to the grand final along with Tornike and placed fourth.
Mariko Lezhava may be familiar from 2017, where she was a contestant in Georgia’s epic 25-act national final. She placed sixth with her electro-pop song “Light It Up”.
Who is Tornike Kipiani?
Tornike is a 32-year-old musician and the father of three children. He returned to Georgian Idol after previously winning the 2014 edition of X Factor Georgia where his mentor was the future Georgian-Greek Cyprus Eurovision star Tamta.
Tornike has previously tried to represent Georgia at Eurovision. He competed in Georgia’s Eurovision 2017 national final, with the industrial techno song “You Are My Sunshine”.
What do you think? Are you excited to hear “Take Me As I Am”? What sort of performance should Tornike deliver in Rotterdam? Tell us your thoughts below.