Georgia: Iru releases "Echo" for Eurovision 2023

The song that Iru Khechanovi will perform in Liverpool for Eurovision 2023 has been released. It's titled "Echo," and a music video has also been released

From winning The Voice Georgia to the Eurovision stage! That's Iru Khechanovi's journey so far, clearly hoping to achieve more in the upcoming months.

Back in February, the people from Georgia thought that the best candidate to fly to the United Kingdom and represent their nation at Eurovision 2023 would be Iru Khechanovi, who triumphed over eight other candidates in the final of the fifth season of The Voice Georgia.

Iru performed Loreen's "Euphoria" and gathered 21.9% of the votes. A month later, instead of covering a Eurovision song, Iru has her own and has just presented it to the world. Here's "Echo."

Georgia 2023: Iru – "Echo"

Georgia will perform in the second Semi-final of Eurovision 2023 on 11 May.


Iru Khechanovi was part of the group Candy, who won Junior Eurovision 2011 with the song "Candy Music."

She was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 2000. In 2009, she won the Tbilisi Olympic music contest's best singer award. She has also participated in song contests held in different cities around Turkey.

Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Georgia 2010: Sofia Nizharadze - "Shine"

Georgia has participated in Eurovision 14 times since their debut in 2007, with the best result in 2010 and 2011 (9th place), and the worst results in 2014, 2018 and 2022 (came in last in their Semi-finals).

Georgia 2010: Sofia Nizharadze - "Shine"

The only year Georgia didn't participate was in 2009. They decided to send the song "We Don't Wanna Put In" to Moscow 2009, but because of a controversy surrounding the song's lyrics, the EBU banned the song from participating unless the lyrics were changed. The Georgian broadcaster refused to change the lyrics, and withdrew from the contest.

Georgia has managed to qualify for the Grand Final 7 out of 14 times.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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