Oto Nemsadze

EUROVISION 2019: What Next – Oto Nemsadze

What next for this year’s Eurovision entrants?

Georgia: Oto Nemsadze

by Christopher Smith

Since 2007, the republican state of Georgia have only qualified for the grand final of Eurovision on seven occasions, their joint highest ranking was in 2010 and 2011 when they came ninth both times. The country last performed at a grand final in 2016, so having sat 2017 and 2018 out, they hoped by enlisting 29 year old singer Oto Nemsadze with the song “Sul tsin iare” (“Keep On Going”), this year would not be another disappointment. Poor Georgia. Oto did not qualify from his group semi final and for a third successive year, the country had only to watch.

Oto is no stranger to entering Eurovision, however. He auditioned in 2017 with his band Limbo with their song “Dear God”, which was not selected by the Georgian jury. Instead Tamara Gachechiladze was picked with the song “Keep The Faith” which itself, failed to make the grand final. Oto won Georgian Idol in 2010 and later appeared in the third series of The Voice: Ukraine in 2013, finishing second. “Sul tsin iare” is written and produced by Roman Giorgadze with the video shot on location in Georgia by Giorgi Ebralidze. Since Eurovision, Oto has rejoined Limbo and the group are recording new music for an album due later this year.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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