2012 winner to compose Georgian entry

2012 winner to compose Georgian entry
Thomas G:son at the winner's press conference of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. Photo: Elke Roels
Tbilisi, Georgia -

Today, the Georgian public broadcaster GPB has announced that the 2013 Eurovision entry of the Caucasian country will be composed by the prolific Swedish artist Thomas G:son. He didn't only compose last year's winning song Euphoria but six more Eurovision songs since 2001!

Last week, it has been announced that Georgia would be represented in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest by Nodi Tatishvili and Sophie Gelovani. The duo has been internally selected by GPB.

Today, the Georgian public broadcaster announced that the composer of the winning song of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, Euphoria, has been commissioned to compose the song that Nodi and Sophie will sing on stage in Malmö next May.

Thomas G:son (real name: Thomas Gustafsson) was born on 25 February 1968. He has written several hits and he has always shown a great affinity to the Eurovision Song Contest: He has entered his songs in the national selections of several countries for more than ten years now, and seven of them went on to the Eurovision stage, representing four different countries since 2001: Sweden (2001, 2006, and 2012), Norway (2007), Denmark (2010), and Spain (2007 and 2012).

Thus, his song for Nodi Tatishvili and Sophie Gelovani will be Thomas G:son's eighth attempt at the Eurovision Song Contest, and Georgia will be the fifth country represented by one of his songs.

Earlier this week, GPB also announced that Nodi's and Sophie's stage costumes would be designed by Avtandil Tskvitinidze. The Georgian designer is well-known not only in his home country, but also in other European countries.

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  • Posted on 22 February 2013 at 22:14
    What a big deal if once we choose Swedish composer instead of Georgian one?

    I wish Georgians to sing a song in our national language, so that everyone could hear how beautiful it sounds :)
    When Eldrine represented Georgia in that year if i'm not mistaken Temo Sadzaia was also a contestant and he had a song in The Georgian Language (i didn't like the song that much- but it wasn't in English at least.). report to the moderator
  • Posted on 6 February 2013 at 11:47
    georgian song's title is ''waterfall''
    i just listened a little part of this song, sounds beautiful
    looking forward to full version report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 January 2013 at 21:37
    Georgian composer would be better report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 January 2013 at 11:08
    @Bjorneo: Point taken. But Georgia isn't particularly helpless in Eurovision, they should just stick to their own composers than wasting their money elsewhere... Hopefully it's just a trend. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 January 2013 at 12:55

    If the United Kingdom are to live up to their reputation as a leading music industry, then almost the whole of Europe would be relying on British composers to write their songs. Sadly, the UK hardly have any top composers that are willing to compose songs for the Eurovision Song Contest on a regular basis.

    With nearly the whole of Europe using Swedish composers at some point throughout their history, it goes to show that Sweden really are a major Eurovision powerhouse. It's like trying to find a product which isn't "Made in China".

    Oh, and some countries might struggle to develop their own top Eurovision composers. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 January 2013 at 11:54
    i can't understand what for Georgians need other composers . Georgians have always been the best composers and artist of the Soviet Union and they still are very respectable in Russian Show business. Georgians can do much more high class shows than ESC is . i think they just need time
    we ,russians know georgian talent but i think its time to know about them all.
    wake up Sakartvelo :D georgians were born to be a singers and dancers report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 January 2013 at 10:16
    anyway i don't like them for ESC
    but as they are my fellows i wish good luck to them
    hope the song will be better than last year report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 January 2013 at 10:07
    i want to watch ESC 2014 in Georgia,,good luck:)Georgie more likely to achieve this:) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 January 2013 at 14:10
    I think that georgia will be on the end report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 January 2013 at 10:39
    I don't see how this will nurture local song-writers in the country to reach international level... If they hire Swedish song-writers this year, they might do it again for next year (case study: Azerbaijan) and inspire others to join in as well.

    EBU needs to do something about this or might as well change the contest name into Swedevision Song Contest or something. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 January 2013 at 03:25
    As long as he collaborates with local songwriters, much like with Spain's 2012 entry, it's fine. By himself, it could be too cliche.

    Overall, I'm not fussed. I just look at the final song. If I like it, I like it. If I don't, I don't. I won't just ignore my instinct and "decide" to dislike a song just because of the composer. That's stupid. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 January 2013 at 02:31
    Yes, wouldn't it be nice if the ESC would be a Swedish contest? Or perhaps the whole event should be allowed only for American composers? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 January 2013 at 01:25
    What's the big deal about it being written by a Swede? it's not like every Georgian entry has been written by a Swede. In fact most of them, if not all, have been composed or co-written by a Georgian.
    Maybe time to try something new for once?

    Stop fussing about trivial issues. If he writes good songs, what's so wrong about letting him compose ?
    A good song is a good song no matter who writes it report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 January 2013 at 00:30
    Georgia does the same as Armenia and Azerbaijan did previous years... and Norway, Italy Estonia, Malta and Spain et cetera... Please have composers and producers from your own country or we can as well let every Eurovision Song Contest entry be from only one country. Wouldn't it be nice? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 January 2013 at 20:01
    Sisatura from Georgia i agree with you , absolutely :) report to the moderator