Presenting the entries: Georgia

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THE SHIN AND MARIKO – THREE MINUTES TO EARTH

Composers: Zaza Miminoshvili, Eugen Eliu

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An internal selection was made by GPB and in February they revealed The Shin featuring Mariko Ebralidze as their pick for Copenhagen. The song was premiered a month later.

The Shin and Mariko

The Shin was formed in Germany in late 1990s. The four-member band describes their music as ‘Georgian fusion jazz’. The name ‘Shin’ means coming home. Members of The Shin have composed original works for productions at the Tbilisi State Theatre and for film, television and radio programs in their native Georgia and around the world. Mariko joins the band for Eurovision experience. Born in 1984, she graduated from a Georgian music school and has later further studied music. Mariko has taken part many singing competitions like ‘Stars Academy’ and ‘Rustavi 2’ in which she finished third. Since 2008, Mariko has been a soloist at Tbilisi Municipality orchestra ‘Big Band’.

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