jESC 2014: Georgia – Lizi Pop – Happy day



It’s the continuation of my opinion regarding the 16 competing entries from the 16 participating countries of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014, which will be held in Marsa, Malta (officially, though, the host will be Malta as a whole. Marsa is only the location of the venue)

Georgia is next and – unlike most years in which the georgian entry was basically uptempo (since 2007. only one song wasn’t really a uptempo entry, but wasn’t even a ballad: 2009) – here we have a midtempo pop ballad sung in georgian (with two verses in english) titled “Happy day”, sung by Lizi Pop (aka. Lizi Japaridze). The song is entirely penned by the same responsible for most of the georgian entries in jESC: Giga Kukhianidze. A more extensive biography of the participant can be seen on this link:

Now to the opinion of the song: No doubt there’s a bit of Miley Cyrus‘s massive midtempo ballad hit “Wrecking ball”‘s influence on its instrumental (at least, it’s highly noticed during the chorus). Even so, it’s a fairly strong contemporary ballad about a happy day, seemingly inspired and professionally made (the chorus really gets stuck in your head for a long time: it’s really that catchy) – a perfect asset for a highly powerful voice like Lizi‘s. It surely could be a favourite to win (even if the competition in this year’s jESC is immensely strong), but that’ll depend on her performance…

There’ll be a dual posting next and that concerns a debutant country and the host country: Italy and Malta. There’s a connection between both of them – but that’s a story that’ll be told very soon. Stay tuned…

Thank you,

LAboy 456
(Rui Craveiro)


Posted on 23 de October de 2014, in Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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