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Nodi & Sophie: "Waterfall is a symbol for big love"

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Eurovision.tv: How do you feel now, just hours before the Semi-Final? How did all your rehearsals go?

Nodi: We think that our rehearsal was good mainly because we had great sound, and that's the most important thing for singers. We think that all will be great tonight too.

Sophie: Everything was on a professional level - we've basically liked everything, the sound, the lights. We've felt a lot of positive energy from the audience.

Eurovision.tv: Waterfall is quite an unusual title for a love song.

Sophie: Waterfall is a symbol for big love, and not only romance, but all of the love you feel for your family and friends. It underlines the strength of the feeling.

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Eurovision.tv: How do you translate that meaning into the stage performance?

Nodi: We've opted for a very minimalistic approach because the song itself is strong enough. The song and its lyrics expresses strong emotions, feelings - it doesn't need a huge stage act. 

Sophie: Maybe some people would expect pyrotechnical effects and dancers but that would not be our style. We wanted to keep it simple.

Eurovision.tv: Your song was written by Thomas G:son, last year's winning composer of Euphoria. How did this cooperation take shape?

Nodi: The reason why we chose Thomas G:son was his experience and his attitude, and of course the insight he has as a composer about Eurovision - not just the fact that he won last year. It was very professional and enjoyable to work with him.

Eurovision.tv: What is your musical background? Have you performed together before or did you meet just for Eurovision?

Sophie: We are good friends and we share many great experiences from performing together. I feel very comfortable when we are on stage together, and we will definitely continue that after Eurovision.

Nodi: We really love performing together - we already did that many times before. For example, we share an unforgettable experience when we sang a duet at a talent show, Georgian Idol, and we performed at festivals too.

Eurovision.tv: Is Waterfall in your usual musical style, or do you generally perform different typres of songs?

Nodi: It is our style - I'd call it "academical pop." When we discussed which style our Eurovision song should have, we agreed that it should be pop but serious at the same time.

Sophie: Of course we also perform different kinds of songs in Georgia, for example traditional folk music. But for Eurovision, we chose Waterfall as our visiting card.

Eurovision.tv: What are your expectations in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest?

Nodi: We are now totally focused on tonight, we wish to be successful. Only after that we want to think about Saturday.

Sophie: We will try to conquer everyone's hearts, and we'll try to do our best tonight.

Today has been declared a day of mourning in Georgia after three Georgian soldiers died three days ago. Nodi & Sophie express their condolences, and they dedicate today's performance to them.


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