Georgia 2018 – Iriao – Sheni Gulistvis

Iriao, the Georgian band for Eurovision 2018

Here you can find all the information for Georgia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Georgia will be represented by Iriao and the song ‘Sheni gulistvis’.

On New Year’s Eve last year, it was announced that Georgian band Iriao would represent the country at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Iriao are a Georgian group made up of David Malazonia, Nugzar Kavtaradze, Bidzina Murgulia, Levan Abshilava, Shalva Gelekva, George Abashidze, and Mikheil Javakhishvili. The name “Iriao” is derived from the Georgian phrase “Iriao-uruao”, which is used in the yodelling singing style “Krimanchuli”.

Known for their unique jazz and ethno folk genre, the group have performed at the Borneo Jazz Festival in Malaysia in 2014, and have been performing together since 2013. Their debut performance was made in Tbilisi in June of that year and received lots of recognition from the media. The band was created by leader David Malazonia, who has been successfully composing music for theatre and films for 30 years.

Georgia takes part in the second half of the second semi final on the 10th of May 2018.

Georgia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018

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