Georgia: The sound of Iru's 'Echo'16 March 2023 at 15:00 CET
Earlier in the year, Iru Khechanovi won talent show The Voice in Georgia; and with it, came the opportunity to represent her country at the 67th Eurovision Song Contest.
Iru will compete in Liverpool with her song Echo. And no doubt she'll be hoping that The Voice isn't the only music competition she'll be triumphing in this year!
Iru is no stranger to a Eurovision stage, having won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the group Candy in 2011, reforming for a special performance at the 20th Junior Eurovision in Yerevan last year.
Echo was composed by Iru herself, along with Beni Kadagidze and George Kukhianidze.
Georgia will perform at the Second Semi-Final of the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in May.
Georgia at the Eurovision Song Contest
Georgia joined the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007. In the country's first few years of participation, Georgia qualified for the Grand Final every year until 2012. Georgia's best placing in the Eurovision Song Contest, 9th, was achieved in both 2010 and 2011.
While Georgia has yet to win the Eurovision Song Contest, the country has won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest an impressive 3 times, and finished runner-up in 2nd-place twice.
Georgia hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2017, at the Olympic Palace in Tbilisi.
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