Tel Aviv 2019

Georgia: Revamp released, song retitled “Keep On Going”

The official video is due to be released next month!

Ever since Oto Nemsadze won Georgian Idol, “Sul Tsin Iare” has been one of the only songs to not exist in studio form. Now, the wait is over! Oto has released his Eurovision 2019 entry, now named “Keep On Going”, on streaming services. The song remains in Georgian and will get an official video.

In addition to the release of the final studio version, Oto has been filming an official music video for the song, directed by Giorgi Ebralidze. Due for release in early April; the video will feature over 50 extras, coined ‘specially selected personalities’. The video will also feature members of the Georgian folk group Shavnabada, members of which will also provide backing vocals in Tel Aviv:

  • Giorgi Kananadze
  • Giga Chigogidze
  • Dato Tsintsadze
  • Spartak Sharikadze
  • Mikheil Javakhishvili

You may recognise Mikheil, who is a member of Iriao, who represented Georgia at the contest in Lisbon in 2018 with “For You”.

If the song is currently unavailable in your country, you can hear the revamp below, ahead of the official video release:

Disclaimer: This video is from a third party source and therefore may be taken down at any time

Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Georgia made their Eurovision debut back in 2007 and, with the exception of 2009, participated every year since. The first to fly the country’s flag at the contest was Sopho Khalvashi, who placed 12th with her entry “Visionary Dream“. Since their debut, Georgia made the final in 7 of the 11 attempts. So far, their best result are the 9th places achieved in 2010 and 2011 by Sopho Nizharadze and Eldrine, respectively. In 2018, it was Ethno-Jazz Band Iriao who had the honour of representing the country in Lisbon. Unfortunately, they placed last in the 2nd semi-final with 24 points.

What do you think about the revamp/studio cut? Will Oto be bringing Georgia back to the final this year? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates!

Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.
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