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Iru Khechanovi wins The Voice of Georgia and will represent Georgia in Eurovision 2023

Georgia have selected their Eurovision representative! After an exciting final, Iru Khechanovi was selected as the winner of The Voice of Georgia, automatically making her the Eurovision hopeful as well. And she’s already pretty familiar in the Eurovision scene!

The exciting evening!

Before the show, all four teams in The Voice had four acts remaining in the semifinal. Of those four, the televote chose one direct qualifier. Every coach then had the opportunity to award a wildcard to one of the remaining three team members. In the end, eight acts remained competition for Georgia:

  • Lika Siradze
  • Tina Datikashvili
  • Anka Tatarashvili
  • Likuna Tutisani
  • Iru Khechanov
  • Tako Kakalashvili
  • Giorgi Datiashvili
  • Kakha Aslamazashvili

Iru was part of Dato Porchkhidze’s team. Iru Khechanovi is no stranger to the world of Eurovision. She previously won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest as part ofย Candyย back in 2011! You can see her performance in the final here:

Song choice?

In previous years, Georgia first chose its entrant and then chose a song internally. Thus far, there is little information about Georgia’s song, but it seems that Iru might work with Giga Kukhianidze, who has written 13 Junior Eurovision songs for Georgia, including their 3 winning entries!

Last year, Circus Mircus represented Georgia with โ€œLock Me Inโ€. They didnโ€™t make it through to the Grand Final. The Caucasian country have now failed to qualify five times in a row. Nika Kocharov and the Young Georgian Lolitaz were the last Georgian entrant in the Grand Final, back in 2016.

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Bente van Leijden

I have watched Eurovision every year since 2009, and have become actively involved in the fan culture since 2016! My favourite genre in Eurovision tends to be rock, but I am not opposed to pop songs or ballads at all. If the song is good, I will like it :) As an Amsterdam native, I am very lucky to visit Eurovision in Concert each year. In 2021, I was even lucky enough to attend 5 Eurovision shows in Rotterdam!

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