The wind is blowing, and Tbilisi is calling! Tornike Kipiani — Georgia’s Eurovision 2021 act — has released a snippet of his entry “You”. The song won’t be out for a few more days. But the 30-second teaser will surely give fans goosebumps in the meantime.
Tornike Kipiani to sing “You” at Eurovision 2021
Tornike wrote and composed “You” himself. The Georgian star then arranged the song in the Bravo Records studio alongside Aleko Berdzenishvili. In addition to Tornike’s vocals, the recording brings together the voices of the Gori Girls’ Choir, Aleko Berdzenishvili, Marian Shengelia and Mariko Lezhava.
The song is in English and the lyrics discuss the universal topic of love. Musically this plays among the genres of rock, pop-rock and blues-rock.
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The music video of “You” has been directed by Temo Kvirkvelia. Filming for the video took place in a number of different locations.
The noted ballet dancer Mariam Aleksidze choreographed a dance especially for the music video and her troupe will feature. The celebrated fashion designer Keti Chkhikvadze dreamed up the costumes.
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 created successful performances in the past for Swedish artists at Melodifestivalen. She is also a member of the Jean Baptiste Group.
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 competition. He previously won the 2014 edition of X Factor Georgia. Tornike’s mentor on the show was Cyprus’ Eurovision 2019 star Tamta.
What’s your first take on “You”? Did you like the music video snippet? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!