Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013

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Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Country  Georgia
National selection
Selection process Internal Selection
Selection date(s) Artist: 31 December 2012
Song: 27 February 2013
Selected entrant Nodi Tatishvili & Sophie Gelovani
Selected song "Waterfall"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (10th, 63 points)
Final result 15th, 50 points
Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Georgia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden, and have selected their entry through an internal selection, organised by Georgian broadcaster GPB.[1] Nodi Tatishvili and Sophie Gelovani represented Georgia with the song "Waterfall", which qualified from the second semi-final of the competition and placed 15th place in the final, scoring 50 points.[2][3]

Internal selection[edit]

On 31 December 2012, GBP announced that Sopho Gelovani and Nodiko Tatishvili would represent Georgia in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden.[4][5]

On 10 January 2013, GBP announced that Thomas G:son, the composer of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 winning song "Euphoria", was commissioned to compose the Georgian song.[6]

On 6 February, it was revealed that "Waterfall" would be the title of the entry and that Gelovani and Tatishvili were recording the song at Sano Studio in Georgia.[3]

On 27 February during GPB's morning program "Our Morning", Sopho Gelovani and Nodiko Tatishvili presented "Waterfall" to the public.[7]


Lasha Oniani was selected to direct the stage performance at Eurovision and Avtandil Tskvitinidze was chosen to design outfits for Gelovani and Tatishvili.[3]

On 16 February, GBP revealed that the music video for "Waterfall" was being filmed at Chavchavadze House-Museum in Tsinandali and in Tbilisi, directed by Temur Kvirkvelia.[8][9]

On 2 March, Gelovani and Tatishvili travelled to Armenia to promote the Georgian entry during the Armenian national final.[10]

At Eurovision[edit]

Nodi Tatishvili and Sophie Gelovani at the second semi-final dress rehearsal in Malmö.

Georgia was allocated to compete in the second semi-final on 16 May for a place in the final on 18 May.[11] In the second semifinal, the producers of the show decided that Georgia would perform 15th, following Albania and preceding Switzerland.[12] On stage, Nodi and Sophie were joined by three backing vocalists: Johanna Beijbom, Lisette Vares Uhlmann and Hans-Martin Kagemark.[13]

Georgia qualified from the second semi-final, placing 10th and scoring 63 points.[14][15] At the second semi-final winners' press conference, Georgia was allocated to perform in the second half of the final.[16] In the final, the producers of the show decided that Georgia would perform 25th, following Norway and preceding Ireland.[17] Georgia placed 15th in the final, scoring 50 points.[2]

Points awarded to Georgia[edit]

Points Awarded to Georgia (Semi-Final 2)[15]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points Awarded to Georgia (Final)[2]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Georgia[edit]

Marcel Bezençon Awards[edit]

Further information: Marcel Bezençon Awards

The Georgian entry was awarded one of the three Marcel Bezençon Awards, which honour the best of the competing entries for the 2013 Contest in different areas of achievement. Georgia received the Press Award, which was awarded to the best entry as voted by the accredited media and press.[18]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (18 September 2012). "Georgia confirms participation in Sweden". Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Grand Final". 18 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Brey, Marco (6 February 2013). "Georgia: Nodi & Sophie to sing "Waterfall" in Malmö". 
  4. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (31 December 2012). "Nodi Tatishvili & Sophie Gelovani to represent Georgia in Malmö". 
  5. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (31 December 2012). "Sopho Gelovani and Nodiko Tatishvili to represent Georgia". Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Brey, Marco (10 January 2013). "2012 winner to compose Georgian entry". Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  7. ^ Clark, Liam (27 February 2013). "Georgia: ‘Waterfall’ presented". 
  8. ^ "Shooting of Video Clip for Song "Waterfall" is in Progress". GBP. 16 February 2013. 
  9. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (18 February 2013). "Georgia: Nodi and Sophie shoot the official videoclip of Waterfall". 
  10. ^ Brey, Marco (2 March 2013). "Gor Sujyan to sing "Lonely Planet" for Armenia". 
  11. ^ Siim, Jarmo (17 January 2013). "Draw results: Who's in which Semi-Final?". 
  12. ^ Siim, Jarmo (28 March 2013). "Eurovision 2013: Semi-Final running order revealed". 
  13. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (15 March 2013). "Georgia: Swedish backing vocalists for Sophie and Nodi". 
  14. ^ Leon, Jakov (16 May 2013). "We have ten more finalists!". Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  15. ^ a b c "Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Semi-Final (2)". 18 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  16. ^ Brey, Marco (16 May 2013). "Second Semi-Final Winners' Press Conference". Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  17. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (17 May 2013). "Running order for the Grand Final revealed". Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  18. ^ Roxburgh, Gordon (19 May 2013). "Winners of the Marcel Bezençon Awards 2013". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 19 May 2013.