After a little teasing, Georgian rocker Tornike Kipiani has finally released his song for Eurovision 2021. “You” was given its premiere on Georgian television this afternoon. On the show, the song was revealed for the first time to Georgia and to Eurovision fans.
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 takes us on a journey through beautiful Georgian scenery from mountain to sea as Tornike pines away for his love. Nature becomes a metaphor for all he misses about that special someone: “Ocean, I wanna hear you, Mountain, I wanna feel you.”
Tornike Kipiani – “You” (Music video)
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.
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