Stephane & 3G to represent Georgia in Moscow

Stephane & 3G to represent Georgia in Moscow
Tbilisi,Georgia -

Tonight, the Georgian national final was held in the studios of the public broadcaster GPB. Out of ten entries, the singer and song to represent Georgia in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest was picked by a combination of televoting and an expert jury - it's Stephane & 3G with We Don't Wanna Put In!

In a very entertaining show, which was presented by Nika Lomidze, the Georgian entry for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest was picked tonight. The song lyrics and the stage performances of some participants reminded of quite a few well-known personalities. This is the list of the singers and songs in the national final (in order of appearance):

  • Bachi Kitiashvili & Bermukha - Khvalindeli Dghe
  • November - Over
  • Giorgi Maisuradze - Peace In The World
  • Tika Phatsatsia - Miracle
  • Tony O'Malley, Mari Pavliashvili, Marika Asatiani, Nana Chikava, Andro Melashvili, Guga Aphtsiauri - Hear My Plea
  • Nodiko Tatishvili - No Sun When You Are Near
  • Boris Bedia - Dagvipharavs Ghmerti
  • Stephane & 3G - We Don't Wanna Put In
  • Anri Jokhadze - I
  • Keti Orjonikidze - Hang Out

In the interval act, the winners of the 2008 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Bzikebi - translating as "Wasps" - performed their song Bzzz. After a retrospective of the two most recent Eurovision Song Contests, the results of the combined voting were announced:

  1. Stephane & 3G - We Don't Wanna Put In
  2. Keti Orjonikidze - Hang Out
  3. Boris Bedia - Dagvipharavs Ghmerti

Thus, Stephane & 3G will represent Georgia in Moscow. The trio 3G consists of Nini Badurashvili, Tako Gachechiladze and Kristine Imedadze, and they had already taken part in the 2008 national final, reaching the fourth place with their song I'm Free. This year, they were joined on stage by the well-known singer and producer Stephane Mgebrishvili to sing the disco song We Don't Wanna Put In. You can watch the video of their performance here:

Georgia was represented in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2007, when Sopho came 12th with her song My Story. Last year, Diana Gurtskaya improved that record by one place, reaching the 11th place with Peace Will Come. Georgia will take part in the First Semi-Final of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, to be held on May 12th in Moscow.

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  • Posted on 29 May 2010 at 14:16
    They hunted in Georgia for those who escaped and killed them. Those who could not fit in the stuffed trucks they used to transport us were burnt alive. There was one thing where the whole aul of Haibakh, 700 people, was locked in a barn and burnt alive. That's Russia. Then, in Siberia, nearly half the nation died.

    When we came back, Russians wouldn't even let us have jobs in our homeland, which they controlled until 1990. And people wonder why we want freedom so much...Geez, is it that hard to know? And now, these two horrible wars are the next chapter of oppression by Russia... They don't even want anyone to tell the tale, they keep attacking people fleeing bearing white flags. And now even Ukraine is attacking Chechen refugee centers! The world sucks. So just understand how desperate Georgia is to maintain its freedom, please... because they watched all of this. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 May 2010 at 14:14
    Then, during WWI, the Red Revolution occured. We sided with the Mensheviks in Georgia (Communism looked good back then- it promised an end to imperialism and we liked the sound of that), but then the Russian Whites came in and massacred town after town, until the Reds came and beat them. At first, the Bolsheviks were kind, but then they turned evil too, and nearly 10% of the population was incarcerated and executed...

    Then, the worst of all. During WWII, a Chechen of Jewish roots, Hassan Israilov, a strong patriot for the Chechen nation (Chechen Jews often hate Russia most of all, because of the pogroms), led a partisan effort to free the nation from oppression. The Nazis offered aid, but he refused, saying that he would not exchange one oppressor for another. Chechens rescued thousands of Jews, especially because the leader of the Chechen nation at the time had Jewish roots. But the Russians accused us of aiding the Nazis in 1944 and deported all the Chechens to Siberia. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 May 2010 at 14:13
    Russia's motive was to conquer Georgia, and they were only stopped by the stance of the EU and NATO. They wanted to inflict upon Georgia what they inflicted upon my fatherland, Ichkeria...

    Russia has committed so much genocide against us that it would take too long to explain it all here. But, shortened, when they tried to conquer us for 200 years, they had a strategy of driving us into the mountains and settling Russians in North Ichkeria (the Terek river and the Sunzha river), to starve us to death. It was so bad we had to convert to Islam just to get help, which we had resisted for so long (we still call God Deila however, and follow old rites to an extent; Arab Islam is not a thing we look upon nicely). Then when Russia finally conquered, it was unbearable, and over half of the Chechens were forced to flee, others were massacred. But we survived, because we would escape into the mountains, regroup, and retake our homes from the Cossack and Russian invaders... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 May 2010 at 13:47
    Honestly, as a Chechen, let me say this... no one should believe that Russia's real motive is to save the Ossetes. The Georgians never really did anything that bad to them- its much the other way. Before Russia came, the Ossetes were everyone elses friend, and they married Georgians a lot too (hence, Joseph Stalin, who was half Ossete, half Russian). But then, the Ossetes slowly became Russia's henchmen, and they got rewarded with land doing Russia's massacres for it. They wiped the Ingush out of one whole area, and there used to be Georgians in North Ossetia- all dead or forced to flee... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 April 2009 at 07:51
  • Posted on 7 April 2009 at 09:46
    Now new war going on between Russians and Sweden :)

    1) Swedish TV performed funny show:

    2) Russians get upset and remastered video with abusive and hateful words:

    3) Swedes get upset that Russians can not understand humor & joke and responded with this video:

    I am not sure when this "war" will end :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 April 2009 at 17:27
    Thanks Lukas!!!! :))) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26 March 2009 at 14:26
    I can not provide lyrics of this version of "Tingeling". It's mix of Swedish, English & Russian language and I do not speak Russian.
    But here is the original lyrics and video of this song in Swedish:

    Vacker och skir, som sagornas fe;
    men oberäknelig, det är du med.
    Jag har en önskan.
    En önskan jag har.
    En fråga som
    kräver ett svar.

    Tingeling, tingeling
    Betyder jag ingenting?
    Å, ah, jag ber dig min älskling
    lägg av med ditt slingeling.

    Tingeling, tingeling
    Du lyser upp Norrköping.
    Å, åh, mitt hjärta sa pling
    när du öppnade din springeling. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26 March 2009 at 12:06
    GEORGIA FOREVER!!!! UZBEKISTAN SUPPORTS GEORGIA!!!! Bravo! Super! #1! Nobody wants Put In!!!
    Freedom will win, the day is coming. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 March 2009 at 19:11
    Lukas I wanted the lyrics of Swedish song not Georgian :) thanks though ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 March 2009 at 18:16
    Lukas2009 from Sweden

    Swedish song was today on 9 o"clock news on Georgian TV, it had all 2 mins of reporting. was so funny, but i do not understand why swedish SVT appologised??? I hope i misunderstood that and swedish singer did not appologise. anyway, was great, and even better that i knew about the song a week before, thanks once again, all my friends have the song as a ringtone. ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 March 2009 at 18:12
    Nice song and video!!!! I like it very much!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 March 2009 at 15:13
  • Posted on 23 March 2009 at 23:02
    2 Lukas2009 - Can I find the "lyrics" of this song anywhere on the web? :D :D :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 March 2009 at 22:37
    Ha ha ha Lukas, that video's really great!!!! Looove it!!! :D :D :D report to the moderator