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GEORGIA: Giorgi Rostiashvili “We Need Love”

2007 was a big year for Georgia as they entered both Eurovision and Junior Eurovision, and have consistently been a part of both contests except for a dramatic withdrawal from ESC in 2009.

While Georgia has had varied results in Eurovision, their highest results have been 9th in 2010 with “Shine” by Sofia Nizharade and the year after with “One More Day” by Eldrine, (and they have failed to qualify for the final 5 times since 2007). At Junior Eurovision, they have won three times and come second twice. In 2008, Bzikebi won with “Bzz...”, in 2011 Candy won with “Candy Music”, and in 2016 Mariam Mamadashvili with “Mzeo”. The two second places were from Funkids with “Funky Lemonade” in 2012 and Grigol Kipshidze with “Voice of the Heart” in 2017.

Georgia likes to be a little bit different at Juniors, like sending two songs in Imaginary language, and it’s given them excellent results so far. Majority of their entries have been a mix of Georgian and English, and this year’s song “We Need Love” follows the trend.

Giorgi Rostiashvili is 13 and from Tbilisi. At the age of 8, he won the first National Competition of Children’s and a Youth Choral Collections. Giorgi also studies piano and says his song is about happiness and love and he wants to “do his best in order to give happiness and joy to everyone”.

The song is written by David (Dato) Evgenidze. David is not only a part of this year’s “Georgian Idol” panel, he will also be composing and producing the 2020 ESC Georgian entry. His is also a soundtrack composer, having worked on 23 movies to date.

“We Need Love” has a contemporary jazz feel with barber shop quartet vocals and an almost late 70s Muzak style throughout (Muzak is the generic term for light music played in lifts and in retail stores, which peaked in the 1980s). The chorus has a catchy “ba ba ba ba” hook which gives an excellent ear worm. Giorgi also has a strong voice well beyond his years. It could be a risk, but Georgia is never a country to place it safe at Junior Eurovision!

We Need Love Lyrics:

Georgian Lyrics:

Dghes tsa isev
gvchuknis mzes
Me mzes gavutsodeb xels
Es dghe axal zgapars gavs
Da chven sikvarulis gvtsams
Tovs ra lamazad tovs
Tsa otsnebebit ksovs
Mzes davubrunebt tsas
Da chven sikvarulis gvtsams
Tsvims ra lamazad tsris
Gzas gavakoleb nisls
Mze gaminatebs gzas
Da chven sikvarulis gvtsams
Tovs ra lamazad tovs
Tsa otsnebebit qsovs
Mzes davubrunebt tsas
Da chven sikvarulis gvtsams
Love love love
We need a love
Love Love
Everybody smile
Everybody smile, smile, smile
All we need is love
Love Love Love

English lyrics:

We need Love
Today the sky gives us the sun again,
I hold out my hand to the sun
This day is like a new fairytale
And we believe in love.
It’s snowing, what a beautiful snow it is
The sky knits the dreams
We’ll return the sun to the sky
And we believe in love.
It’s raining, what a beautiful rain it is
I walk the way where the mist drifts
The sun will lighten my way
And we believe in love.
It’s snowing, what a beautiful snow it is
The sky knits the dreams
We’ll return the sun to the sky
And we believe in love.
Love love love
We need a love, love, love
Everybody smile
Everybody smile, smile, smile
All we need is love
Love Love Love

წარმატებებს გისურვებთ საქართველო!
(Good luck, Georgia!)