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Georgia: Anri Jokhadze speaks to ESCDaily!

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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
musicians desire.

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;

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1kCgD626Go

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