Georgia: The Shin and Mariko

Georgia The Shin

 

 

The Shin, a folk band of four, and jazz singer Mariko Ebralidze have been selected to represent Georgia in this year’s contest. Can they improve on Georgia’s seven years of bad luck with Three Minutes To Earth?
Half of the band lives in Germany, but The Shin have chosen a “spiritual kind of journey home as their way to international success.” Or something. A bit of scat, a bit of flamenco, lots of instrumental…Ebralidze will presumably be front and center with the performance’s lyrical component, alongside Zaza Miminoshvili who wields the panduri, Zurab J. Gagnidze, Aleksandre Chumburidze with the doli drum, and Mamuka Gaganidze.

Credit: VK/The Shin


 

 

It describes the last three minutes of a long walk back to Earth, back home”

– apparently. Your guess about what’s going on in Three Minutes To Earth is as good as mine. I’m no authority on sky diving or space jumping, but will venture this: parachute failure may well be in this happy band’s Eurovision future.

Contagious rating: 2/10

 

 

Three Minutes to Earth

Home, home, through the star trail of a lonely star,
home to the Earth where we belong, belong to…
Dazzling light of mankind’s emotion:
Show us the stairway to come back to Earth – sky diver’s space jump!
Lead those three minutes longin’ for love,
Peace and light everywhere…
Pick up all the rainbow buds from the sky,
All the tries, all the whys,
Three minutes to Earth for you and for me.
Show us the stairway to come back to Earth – sky diver’s space jump!
Lead those three minutes longin’ for love,
Peace and light everywhere…
Show us the stairway to come back to Earth – sky diver’s space jump!
Dress up the stairway to Earth with no sigh -rock the boat of ragged despair!
Pick up all the rainbow buds from the sky,
hear the chime – now’s the time:
Three minutes time to Earth for you and me
take our breath away as we fly…
Anytime. Anywhere. We are going SHIN.

Courtesy of Eurovision.tv