Next Up: 2021 – Georgia

Tornike Kipiani will take a shot at Eurovision for Georgia in 2021. Here is what we know so far!

In today’s episode we look at Georgia in 2021. For a full review of their potential entry for 2020, check out this article on our partner website Eurovision Union. Check out our thoughts for next year below.

Key takeaways: solid rock voice and a unique genre in the field

The raw voice of Tornike makes him a perfect fit for a strong rock song. Whilst Georgia did not go for a full-rock song in 2020, they have chance to do so in 2021. A lot of the criticism was about the lyrics of the song ‘Take me as I am’, while people were optimistic about the genre and voice of Tornike. Making references to many other nations at Eurovision is like a sports commentator still saying ‘It ain’t over till’ the fat lady sings’. Some clichés are just not allowed. Never. It’s possibly meant as a joke, but this is not the way to go. The message could have been written in a more sophisticated way.

How should Georgia proceed with Tornike Kipiani in Eurovision 2021?

Georgia will be sending Tornike Kipiani in 2021, and I sincerely hope that he is paired with a strong songwriter who can create a genuine rock song that really highlights his voice. It might be a tough ask considering what we got this year, but please, I want a song with better lyrics. There’s so much potential here, but Georgia needs to use it.

They have a chance to make Georgia very unique in the field. Perhaps too unique to win the whole thing, but it’s better to stand out, than to make compromises and fail.

This was supposed to be Georgia’s Eurovision 2020 entry

About “Next Up: Eurovision 2021”

In our series Next Up: 2021, we look ahead to the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. After the cancellation of Eurovision 2020, all participating countries now face the choice: Stick with their Eurovision singer, or come up with a new preselection or internal selection.

We make an analysis based on what we know so far. What will this country do, or most likely do? And is that the wise choice, looking at the fact that the Eurovision Song Contest remains a music competition?