Following the cancellation of Eurovision 2020 in March last year, Georgia were quick to confirm that Tornike Kipiani would be re-selected to represent the country at Eurovision 2021. Since then, things have been relatively quiet from the Georgian delegation. But, the team have now revealed the name of the song that Tornike will perform at this year’s contest – “You”.

The announcement of the song title was made in a post on the Eurovision Georgia social media pages.

Tornike Kipiani to sing “You” at Eurovision 2021

In addition to the name of Tornike’s Eurovision 2021 entry, the Georgian delegation revealed some further details about the song, the music video and the planned performance for the contest in May.

Tornike wrote and composed “You” himself. The Georgian star then arranged the song in Bravo Records Studio alongside Aleko Berdzenishvili. In addition to Tornike’s vocals, the Gori Girls’ Choir, Aleko Berdzenishvili, Marian Shengelia and Mariko Lezhava also took part in the recording of the song.

The song is said to be in English and will be a mix of rock, pop-rock and blues-rock. Meanwhile, the lyrics of the entry are about the universal topic of  love.

We still have to wait a bit longer before we can hear “You”. Tornike will release the song later in March.

The music video of “You” has been directed by Temo Kvirkvelia. Filming for the video took place in a number of different locations.

Ballet dancer Mariam Aleksidze choreographed a dance especially for the music video and her troupe will feature in the video. The design of the dancers’ costumes was done by Keti Chkhikvadze.

Tornike’s stage performance at Eurovision 2021 will be directed by Emilia Sandquist – she was previously set to be the stage director for Tornike last year as well. Emilia is an international creative who has dreamed up successful performances in the past for Swedish artists at Melodifestivalen. She is also a member of the Jean Baptiste Group.

 

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Who is Tornike Kipiani?

Tornike is a 32-year-old musician and the father of three children. He originally earned the right to represent Georgia at Eurovision in 2020 after winning Georgian Idol 2019. Tornike would have performed the song “Take Me As I Am”, however the contest was later cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This was not Tornike’s first victory in a reality singing competitions. He also previously won the 2014 edition of X Factor Georgia. Tornike’s mentor on the show was Cyprus’ Eurovision 2019 star Tamta.

Are you excited to finally hear Tornike’s Eurovision 2021 entry? What do you think of all the details we know about “You” so far? Tell us your thoughts below!

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Elias
Elias
10 months ago

Just hope there’s no screaming this year.

Ant
Ant
10 months ago
Reply to  Elias

I loved his last year’s screaming, so I hope it does a cameo this year haha

Candy
Candy
10 months ago
Reply to  Elias

Me too

GuitarHeart
GuitarHeart
10 months ago

From what I read, I know I will like it 🙂 And he is a great singer! Maybe the best from 2020

Sabrina
Sabrina
10 months ago

You (pun intended) had me at “blues rock”!

Whisker
Whisker
10 months ago

In theory it sounds perfect!

Dee
Dee
10 months ago

Loved his song last year and the lyrics

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
10 months ago

I am curious to hear the song. I hope it ‘s a good one

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
10 months ago

Hope this will be good!

Joe
Joe
10 months ago

I think we aren’t considering enough that SF2 might be the real bloodbath semi this year.

Azaad
Azaad
10 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Going into Lisbon we thought that SF2 would be the bloodbath due to the countries involved, but it turned out that 2018 was the year that countries that don’t always do well turned it out and traditional powerhouses faltered. It could well happen this year.

Joe
Joe
10 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

SF2 is mostly countries that either historically don’t do well (Latvia, San Marino, Portugal, Georgia) or countries that are trying to recover from a recent slump (Finland, Austria, Greece, Armenia, Poland). It’s gonna be interesting seeing who comes out on top.

KRM
KRM
10 months ago

Georgian delegation be like: It’s March 1.. instead of releasing the song, we reveal the song title 😀

Anyway, I’m excited for his song cause Take me as I am was one of the best Georgian entries and a real dark horse imo.

nycforever
nycforever
10 months ago

No matter whether we’ll like the song or not, thanks to Georgia for bringing diversity in music genres.

Timi
Timi
10 months ago

I love my man, he’s awesome.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
10 months ago

“Blues rock”? Yes, please!
I’m going to enjoy this. He wrote and composed it himself. That automatically makes it at least interesting for me so yes, let’s see what Tornike can do!

Mr X
Mr X
10 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Tean Tornike ! We need guys like him at ESC.

Benny Hill
10 months ago

I feel bad I completely forgot about him.

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
10 months ago

I disliked the lyrics of “Take Me As I Am”, but if “You” has more solid ones (and still catches me musically), I’m on board this year! 😀

finnished
finnished
10 months ago

I hope he has a good song. He’s an excellent singer but “Take me as I am” was my least favorite song last year.

Az*rbaijan
Az*rbaijan
10 months ago

I can’t wait, i like him very much

Bamborough
Bamborough
10 months ago

First we have two Amen’s and now a You. We had a You last year. (Dont shout at me Tornike)

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
10 months ago

“You” isn’t an orginal song title, but that doesn’t matter in my opinion. Can’t wait till his song release.

Kosey
Kosey
10 months ago

I see that lady of his still wants him to talk like an Englishman?

I wish him the best of luck, I will always support a good rock song in the contest.

kir
kir
10 months ago

Eager to see Georgia in the Grand Final after all these years.

Candy
Candy
10 months ago

Georgia has to stop sending rock songs

Leo
Leo
10 months ago
Reply to  Candy

And Cyprus needs to stop sending female dance pop songs

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
10 months ago
Reply to  Leo

or we can appreciate both countries for doing what they do

Harm Stirnberg
Harm Stirnberg
10 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

+1

FiKstan
FiKstan
10 months ago
Reply to  Leo

And every country should stop sending anything at all.

Candy
Candy
10 months ago
Reply to  Leo

Why? They’re successful with them

Leo
Leo
10 months ago
Reply to  Candy

I don’t they’re gonna be successful with El Diablo
They’ll surely qualify but a top ten?
Not at all!
We can see how it went with Tamta in 2019 where she didn’t get high in televote

Fabio
Fabio
10 months ago
Reply to  Leo

Georgia is not having success with their rock songs either…

Lorenzo Celli
Lorenzo Celli
10 months ago
Reply to  Candy

People have to stop complaining for every single f*****g thing

Candy
Candy
10 months ago
Reply to  Candy

It’s for their good. I mean how many years it’s been since we last saw Georgia in a Grand Final

Paul
Paul
10 months ago
Reply to  Candy

2016 – with a rock song!

James
James
10 months ago
Reply to  Candy

Besides Finland, Georgia also seem to have a strong fondness with rock, which I appreciate. 😀

Pineaple
Pineaple
10 months ago
Reply to  Candy

It’s really telling that it’s now Georgia getting hate for sending the same kind of song once again. Just like Sweden did when they sent 5 lads in a row. When everyone has gone absolutely bananas over Cyprus and hasn’t complained about Albania sending another female power ballad, the gender bias within the Eurovision fans is so obvious and I’m lowkey tired of it. There is nothing wrong with a country doing what works for them. If Georgia wants to send male-led rock songs then that’s their choice. All genres and all artists are welcome at the Eurovision Song Contest.… Read more »

Azaad
Azaad
10 months ago
Reply to  Pineaple

Before Eleni, Cyprus last sent a woman in 2013, and had ESC gone forward in 2020, a man would’ve represented them. Also, a lot of fans get tired of female power ballads from Albania.

Candy
Candy
10 months ago
Reply to  Pineaple

Albania sent a man in 2018. And another man would’ve represented Cyprus last year