Sul tsin iare
|"Sul tsin iare"|
|Single by Oto Nemsadze|
|Oto Nemsadze singles chronology|
|Eurovision Song Contest 2019 entry|
|◄ "Sheni gulistvis" (2018)|
"Sul tsin iare" (Georgian: სულ წინ იარე, English: Keep on Going) is a song by Oto Nemsadze that represented Georgia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv. It was performed during the first semi-final, but didn’t gain enough votes to progress to the final.
In April 2019, the official music video of Sul tsin iare was released. The video, directed by Giorgi Ebralidze, was filmed at a number of locations in Georgia including Maltakva village, Enguri Bridge, and Tbilisi, and also featured singers of the ensemble Shavnabada.
Eurovision Song Contest
The song was selected to represent Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 after Oto Nemsadze won Georgian Idol, which was used as the Georgian national selection that chose Georgia's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. On 28 January 2019, a special allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Georgia was placed into the first semi-final, to be held on 14 May 2019, and was scheduled to perform in the second half of the show. Once all the competing songs for the 2019 contest had been released, the running order for the semi-finals was decided by the shows' producers rather than through another draw, so that similar songs were not placed next to each other. Georgia was set to perform in position 11. However, the song failed to qualify for the grand final.
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- "Georgia goes ahead with Oto Nemsadze for Eurovision 2019". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
- Jiandani, Sanjay (9 April 2019). "Georgia: Oto Nemsadze releases the official music video of 'Sul tsin iare'". esctoday.com. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
- "Ticket to Tel Aviv: Meet Oto Nemsadze from Georgia". Eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. 20 April 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
- "First Semi-Final: 10 acts qualify for Eurovision 2019 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. 14 May 2019. Retrieved 15 May 2019.