Last year was a dark year for Eurovision fans. Following the cancellation of the 2020 contest, 41 songs never made it to the Rotterdam stage. Luckily, many artists from the class of 2020 are returning to compete at Eurovision 2021.
A record-breaking 26 artists received the comeback ticket. And with that, comparisons to their previous entries are inevitable. So, we want to hear from our readers. In this series of polls, we’re asking you which is better — their 2020 song or 2021 song?
Next up, we’re heading to Georgia. In 2020, Tornike Kipiani was set to represent his country with the song “Take Me As I Am”. This year, he’s headed to Rotterdam with “You”. Two songs, with two very different vibes. But which do you prefer? Vote in our poll now!
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“Take Me As I Am” (Georgia 2020)
Tornike Kipiani originally earned the Georgian Eurovision ticket after winning Georgian Idol. His song was internally selected at a later date. “Take Me As I Am” examines the pressures that Tornike feels to model himself on others. Someone in his life wants him to “talk like an Englishman”, “dress like an Italian” and “dance like a Spanish guy”. The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals — scored Tornike an average of 5/10.
“Are three minutes of Tornike Kipiani and his backing vocalists belting out enough? No, they are not, of course they are not”, says wiwiblogger Luis. “The grit, the aggressiveness, the boldness of this song are addictive. Georgia manages to make you forget about any other thing in this world while it’s on, and when it ends, it leaves a kind of void which can only be filled by another play.”
“You” (Georgia 2021)
“You” marks a departure from the grit of Tornike Kipiani’s 2020 entry.
It’s a lighter, more romantic and intimate track with orchestral instrumentation and flourishes.
Poll battle — Georgia: Which Tornike Kipiani entry is your favourite?
In this poll, you can only choose one song as your favourite — so be decisive, and choose wisely. As always, you can only vote once. Let the battle commence!
Which of Tornike Kipiani’s Eurovision songs did you vote for? How does “You” compare to “Take Me As I Am”? Let us know what you think in the comments below.