Georgia’s representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, Anri Jokhadze, spoke with ESCDaily.com about his Eurovision participation this year.
We asked the Georgian singer many questions about his entry “I’m A Joker”, his impressions about the contest and other important questions. You can read the interview with Anri below;
ESCDaily.com: Hello Anri! First, congratulations on being this year’s Georgian representative this year!
Anri Jokhadze: Hello! Thank you very much.
ESCDaily.com: Could you tell us a bit about yourself, when you began performing and what kind of music styles you like to perform on stage?
Anri Jokhadze: I have participated in 13 musical contests. I have been performing since the age of 4; the first place I had performed was the Conservatoire’s big stage. Generally I am a pop singer.
ESCDaily.com: Do you have any idols? Are there any musicians who inspire you as an artist?
Anri Jokhadze: My favorite musicians are Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. They really inspire me.
ESCDaily.com: You will perform “I’m A Joker” in Baku. Can you tell us about the song and what message the song has?
Anri Jokhadze: This song is a part from musical I am going to make; I’ll be its producer. So I have taken this part, it is about a lonesome person which makes party for everybody, makes them happy but he always stays alone and sad.
ESCDaily.com: What would you like to achieve representing Georgia in Eurovision?
Anri Jokhadze: It will be one of the most pleasant and important steps in my career.
ESCDaily.com: Can you tell us about your preparations for Baku? Can you reveal anything about your stage performance?
Anri Jokhadze: It will be a great show, so let it be a big surprise. In one sentance; I will light the fire for Europe.
ESCDaily.com: Have you listened to any other competing entries of this year’s Eurovision? Do you have any favorites?
Anri Jokhadze: Of course I have listened all of them, and my favorite is Albania.
ESCDaily.com: Do you watch Eurovision every year?
Anri Jokhadze: I watch it and I think it’s a great and very prestigious contest and to participate in it is every
ESCDaily.com: What is your favorite Eurovision song of all time?
Anri Jokhadze: Actually I liked many of them but you know these songs have never been in the center of attention.
ESCDaily.com: Do you think Eurovision will help you with your career?
Anri Jokhadze: I think it will be a great advantage for me and for my career. I am waiting for various interesting contracts after ESC.
ESCDaily.com: Finally do you have a message to the readers of ESCDaily.com?
Anri Jokhadze: I AM YOUR JOKER and I am going to light the fire Europe has never seen before…
ESCDaily.com: Thank you Anri and good luck in Baku – we are waiting to see that ‘fire’!
You can listen to the Georgian Eurovision entry, “I’m A Joker”, below;