Last month Georgia‘s television news revealed that Tornike Kipiani would sing a song called “Take Me As I Am” at Eurovision. Now the broadcaster has shared more about the song, with a behind-the-scenes look at Tornike in the recording studio.
The news clip shows Tornike hard at work in the studio, laying down vocal tracks for his Eurovision 2020 entry.
A few lyrics from the song can be heard, including the notable line where Tornike asks: “How do you want me to talk like an Englishman?”
Tornike sings with attitude, in his trademark loud, strong rock voice. He draws out the final syllable of the line into a long “maaaaaaan”.
He can also be singing “I love you” in different European languages. As well as English, there’s “ti amo” (Italian), te quiero (Spanish) and “ich liebe dich” (German). Wiwibloggs understands there will be a French “je t’aime” in there as well.
There’s also a hint of the music behind the song. The song was previously described as “a mix of classic rock, electro and dubstep” and it does indeed seem to have this sound.
Over this music, Tornike can be heard singing the title line “Take me as I am”, then “No, you don’t love me”.
Finished in the studio
The news report follows an Instagram update Tornike made last week. He shared a photo of himself in the recording studio, with the caption “Just finished! Can’t wait to share it with you all”.
In Rotterdam, Tornike will be joined by three backing vocals: one man and two women: Aleko Berdzenishvili, Marian Shengelia and Mariko Lezhava.
In December, Tornike won Georgian Idol, which also meant he would be Georgia’s act for Eurovision 2020.
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