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Georgia's Tamara keeps the faith... and staging secrets!

30 April 2017 at 11:35 CEST
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Georgia's Tamara Gachechiladze was confident ahead of her first rehearsal: "I'm excited, happy and positive. I’m here to win!" We tried to find out what Tamara and her team have in mind to surprise viewers and judges...

Prior to taking to the stage, Tamara could be heard warming up in her dressing room, but she remained tight-lipped about what viewers can expect from her actual performance. "I am not going to tell you anything, a surprise is a surprise," she said to

This is Tamara’s second trip to Ukraine. "I just arrived yesterday, I've been to Ukraine once before but this time I would like to take a look around the city."

Tamara was happy with how her performance went this morning, but the work doesn’t stop there. "Today we are going to make a show here in Kyiv and we have meetings and TV interviews and then again more rehearsals," she said. 

Check out our photo gallery of Tamara's first rehearsal:

Tamara’s stage performance was designed and directed by Sacha Jean-Baptiste, who has directed several Georgian performances in the Eurovision Song Contest before. As Tamara explains: "We worked together to create the performance and had lots of consultations and discussions. I'm really happy with the look and feel of the performance."

Keep the Faith was written by Anri Jokhadze, who participated in Eurovision in 2012 with the song I'm a Joker

Tamara will take to the stage again on Thursday 4th May for her second rehearsal. Georgia takes part in the first Semi-Final on the 9th of May.