Georgian Eurovision broadcaster GPB have announced that Iru Khechanovi will represent Georgia at Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool.
Iru Khechanovi earned her spot at Eurovision after winning 'The Voice' in Georgia. She won the competition taking nearly a fifth of the televote, beating seven other competitors.
This isn't Iru's first rodeo at Eurovision. She previously won Junior Eurovision back in 2011 as part of the group Candy with the song 'Candy Music'. The group scored Georgia their second Junior Eurovision trophy.
During her run on the 'The Voice' Iru covered the Eurovision 2014 winning song 'Rise Like A Phoenix' giving a stunning rendition.
In the final episode of 'The Voice' she covered another big Eurovision winning song, 'Euphoria' by Loreen. Her performance secured her win.
The song Iru will be performing in Liverpool has not yet been confirmed.
Georgia made their debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007. Over the last 15 years they have reached the final seven times. They reached the top 10 with two entries, both finishing in 9th place. The first time was in 2010 in Oslo, Norway, with Sopho Nizharadze’s ‘Shine’ and the second time was in 2011 when Eldrine performed ‘One More Day’ in Düsseldorf, Germany. Last year in 2022 Georgia missed out on reaching the Grand Final in Turin.
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