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The Shin feat. Mariko Ebralidze for Georgia

Following Georgia’s disappointing finish in 2012, when Anri Jokhadze’s “I’m a Joker” failed to break through the Semifinals for the first time in the nation’s Eurovision history, national broadcaster GPB decided to change tactics in 2013.  Rather than holding a national final, singers Sophie Gelovani and Nodi Tatishvili were selected internally and given a song by Eurovision veteran Thomas G:son.  “Waterfall” may have brought Georgia back into the finals, but only by the skin of their teeth, and coming in 15th place overall.

Maybe it was time for another change of tactics.

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