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.

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!

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Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
1 month ago

I’ll wait until the whole song is out to make a proper judgement.

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
1 month ago

Hmm I can’t say it sounds like a big improvement on last year’s song

EscIL
EscIL
1 month ago

Last year he was one of my favorites…This year looks promising, too!

Héctor
Héctor
1 month ago

Alot less edgy than last year’s attempt but I kind of like it. I want to hear more so I’ll wait until it is released fully to give my opinion.

RennyWest
RennyWest
1 month ago

I admit I expected something like last year’s entry or even You Are My Sunshine. This doesn’t sound like either of them. Is it good? Bad? I’ll wait with my judgement after hearing the entire song, but it certainly took me by surprise and I’m intrigued.

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
1 month ago

The snippet that I heard was promising for me. I am curious to hear the whole song. I think it would be better than his song from last year.

Zander25
Zander25
1 month ago

what is that? a covid-19 lock down theme song?

Az*rbaijan
Az*rbaijan
1 month ago

It sounds a little boring but he looks so good in that vid.. gotta love a Middle Eastern lookin top, yikes

Heyey
Heyey
1 month ago

Off topic: Samanta Tina is confirmed to be singing “The Moon is Rising”.

John
John
1 month ago

This maybe a smart move. There are no male ballads so far except for Estonia and Spain.

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  John

Estonia isn’t really a ballad, tho. It’s a mid-tempo pop song. Only ballads we have so far are France, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia and Albania (kinda). And most of them don’t even fit the expected ballad structure.

Sam
Sam
1 month ago

Unrelated to Georgia but reports coming out of Italy that Zitti e Buoni is a plagiat…

Biqer
Biqer
1 month ago
Reply to  Sam

Bla bla bla like every year

Yikes
Yikes
1 month ago
Reply to  Sam

Better change the song then

Nicolas
Nicolas
1 month ago

What ? Is Georgia now sponsored by Disney ?

Colin
Colin
1 month ago

The snippet sounds not as overloaded with sound as his last entry, but then again, I am missing any big oomph or hook. Still, there are likely two and a half more minutes to do so. Good luck, Tornike!

Last edited 1 month ago by Colin
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cats and dogs eurovision
1 month ago

it’s bad..

Una
Una
1 month ago

Snippet is way too short to make a decent opinion. Liking the colours in the video. Another theater setting as Romania in their video? I know you are just across the Black Sea from each other 🙂

I am excited as per the description of the song in the previous article; the fact that Tornike wrote the song and because they kept the same or nearly same team they had last year. So far so good, Georgia!!

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
1 month ago

I strongly disliked his previous entry, so this snippet is a mild improvement on last year for me but I can tell it’s probably not going to work for me. If it works for you I’m glad.

kir
kir
1 month ago

At least he’s really handsome

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago

Oh gosh why Tornike? You have a powerful voice and you just bring a boring ballad that none will remember after 5 minutes. Sorry, but you’re out too

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

(instead of disliking just explain on what I’m wrong) Do you actually think that this song is something that represents Tornike and his capability to bring powerful emotional songs? I don’t think so. This goes together with Portugal in the bottom of the rankings, sorry.

KRM
KRM
1 month ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

I agree with you, but wouldn’t it be better to wait for the release of the song in order to judge it fully?

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago
Reply to  KRM

You’re right about that. This is my first impression of the song. There will be a second one after the official release and a final one after the rehearsals and the second semifinal. (even though I feel that this will be in the same range, hope though that he will impress me)

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago

Hmm. One of my favorites last year. I hope he doesn’t pull a Roxen but it sure sounds like it.

Kay
Kay
1 month ago

Roxen Is Good okay?

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago
Reply to  Kay

Thanks for informing me. I did not know that.

Safiya
Safiya
1 month ago

It’s a universal subject and the song seems very simple. I am not sure whether it is enough to stand out. I was thinking that he would sing a rock song because it seems he feels comfortable in this genre. But it’s just a snippet and maybe they will surprise us.

KRM
KRM
1 month ago

Oh just release the song already.

Btw, don’t know what I really think about it.
It seems to be the complete opposite of last year. The lyrics seem again a bit basic, but I’m excited to listen to it.

Last edited 1 month ago by KRM
Who am I?
Who am I?
1 month ago

I’m sorry but I did not like the snippet…

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

I was not expecting that!

Robert
Robert
1 month ago

I I I can’t help but disliking this.. Waiting for the whole song.. But this does not scream qualifier to me

Leo M
Leo M
1 month ago

Very different from last year but sounds promising

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago

The song doesn’t fit his voice.

Last edited 1 month ago by Jamie