Iriao will reveal their song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in less than a months time, as the band reveals their song has been selected.
Georgia’s participants in the Eurovision Song Contest have revealed more details about their song for Lisbon. The song which will remain true to Iriao’s style and contain elements of Georgian Polyphony. Georgian Polyphony has been named by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The lead singer of Iriao revealed that;
The song for Eurovision is always of a specific style, we think that we will not lose the style of Iriao…we try to adjust to the format and offer listeners a simple, melodic song. In principle, Portugal is such a musical country, where all this will be appreciated
The song that Iriao will perform in Lisbon will be revealed within the next month when the official music video is released. Zaza Orashvili will direct the official music video for the Georgian entry.
Source: Sputnik Georgia
Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.