Georgia: Tornike Kipiani – You
Felix: Georgia coming after Serbia is a cure.
Holidays for my neural system.
What happened before Georgia? That doesn’t matter anymore. All is good now.
I’m not kidding, I am thankful for this number in this attention-queen-heavy year. I’m thankful that the gods of running order placed it after… whatever was up before Georgia. And I’m not naive, and let’s get it right out of my sphere: THIS WILL NOT QUALIFY.
And I really can’t imagine what they would do with it on stage. Will he be on a very dark one, with just a spotlight on him? Will they recreate that coastal feeling? Will there be anything that ruins it? It really doesn’t matter much, because:
The non-lockdown viewers will talk over it. The lockdown viewers will fall asleep during it. I might too, but that’s okay. Forget bubble baths. Forget laying on a meadow in spring. Georgia is now officially the best way to find inner peace, relaxation, tranquility, healing. You know, I don’t necessarily find this a super awesome song. But context, people, context. That’s what makes me love it.
Shi: I’m fairly certain my input on Georgia’s entries in 2018 and 2019 was something along the lines of “I actually really like it. I’m also not even going to bother pretending it can qualify.” My reaction to this entry is pretty much that, too. Not even the third time will be the charm, I guess.
Martin: Felix is right – sometimes what you really need is a sit-down in a quiet room, a brief moment of respite from the madness surrounding you. I just wish this particular room had more comfortable furniture.
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