Back in January, Georgia hosted their 25-act national final to select their entry for the forthcoming 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. After a combination of international jury voting and public televoting, Tamara Gachechiladze was selected as the winner. Her song, Keep The Faith is composed and written with Anri Jokhadze and was the overwhelming champion of the competition.
Georgia move one step closer to the EU
After rumours that a revamp was incoming prior to Kyiv, Tamara has finally performed the new version of Keep The Faith for the first time. The performance took place this evening at a concert celebrating the recent new law that allows Georgian citizens to enter the European Union without the requirement of a visa. Therefore, this historic moment brings Georgia on step closer to becoming a full fledged EU member state.
New orchestration, vocals and a choir!
The new version of Keep The Faith sees several improvements, with both the orchestration and Tamara’s vocal being re-recorded with extra power and impact. In addition, a male choir is added to the latter part of the song for an extra anthemic quality. Therefore, you can watch the performance of the new version of Keep The Faith below! The song itself begins 1 minute and 56 seconds into the video.
Tamara will perform in the first half of the first semi-final in Kyiv on May 9th. Furthermore, she will hope to take Georgia to their third consecutive Eurovision Song Contest final which takes place four days later.
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