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Georgia: Iriao Film Humorous Postcard in Lisbon

Iriao traveled to Lisbon over the weekend as the Georgian band filmed their postcard for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

Iriao are among a number of participants in Eurovision 2018 to have traveled to Portugal in the past week to film their postcard for this years competition. Nino Murgulia who traveled with the band to the Portuguese capital described the postcard as humorous. During the sequence the group visit the Chinese community in the city and can be seen posing in martial art stance in images shared on social media.

Georgia’s participants in the Eurovision Song Contest revealed more details about their song for Lisbon last week. 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 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: Nino Murgulia

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.

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