Sunday, May 23, 2010

GEORGIA 2010 - Shine

Another nation that struggles with the concept of 'no more than six' ... o_O

I hope that by Thursday, they will have figured out a different choreography for this entry, because in the national final (see the video below) the presentation of the song was totally distracting from the song itself. Which is a shame, because it really is a beautiful ballad. The singer is beautiful too and has a lovely voice, and performs with a lot of emotion ... I'm just struggling to pay attention to her because of the backing dancers. I don't know what the choreographer was thinking.

It's too bad that I have to keep saying this, but there are just so many ballads this year ... !! And that will probably be the biggest problem this song has, because it's a wonderful entry in and of itself, it just may drown in the sea of ballads ... because it doesn't really have the kind of 'hook' that some ballads have that make them instantly stick in your mind. Think Molitva or Angel.

It'll be interesting to see if these will help them any - ads in Oslo Central Station asking passersby to vote for Georgia. :-D

Anyway, good luck to them. This is Sofia Nizharadze performing Shine by Hanne Sørvaag, Harry Sommerdahl and Christian Leuzzi. Yes, Sørvaag is competing for Georgia as well as for Norway ... ! So I'm hoping that if nothing else, our song will at least beat this entry. ;-) Anyway, this trio will be competing for Georgia on Thursday, May 27th.



Lyrics here.

1 comment:

bedisa said...

She has very original choreography at the stage. You can watch the 2nd and dressed rehearsal at this link:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SMSp0DRbMM

don't forget to Vote #16 at 26 may:)