The official music video for “Keep The Faith”, the Georgian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 has been released.
The official music video was filmed last month with over 20 different characters in the video. The music video was directed by Temur Kvirkvelia. Tamara Gachechiladze performed the revamped version of “Keep The Faith” for the first time this just under two weeks ago. The debut performance of the song took place in a live concert in Tbilisi which celebrates the liberalization of the visa regime between Georgia and the European Union.
The song has undergone changes to its instrumentation, as well as the introduction of a choir into the backing track. Georgia is one of a number of countries to have opted to revamp their song ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Tamara Gachechiladze won the Georgian national final for Kyiv in late January with “Keep The Faith”. She won the competition by topping the jury voting and finished second win the Georgian public, she finished 15 points clear of runner-up Nutsa Buzaladze. Tamara has already begun promoting her participation in this years Eurovision Song Contest having performed in the first semi final of Ukraine’s national final at the start of February.
Watch the music video below:
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Georgia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007, they were represented by Sopho Khalvashi and the song “Visionary Dream”. Sopho finished 8th in the final scoring 97 points, the song received 12 points from the televoters in Lithuania. Georgia has only ever missed one contest since their debut, this was in 2009 when Georgia had selected Stephane & 3G with “We Don’t Wanna Put In”, the song proved controversial for its lyrics aimed at the Russian President. The EBU asked for Georgia to rewrite the lyrics of the song or change the song completely. Georgia was forced to withdraw as it continued to state the lyrics were not of a political nature.