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Iriao
Iriao
Background Information
Origin Georgia
Eurovision Song Contest
Country Flag of Georgia Georgia
Year 2018
Song "Sheni gulistvis"
Position 18th (Semi-final)
Points 24 (Semi-final)

Iriao, also known as Ethno-Jazz Band Iriao, is a Georgian jazz/enthno folk group led by David Malazonia who have been active since 2013. They are known for their unique style due to the combination of traditional Georgian polyphonic singing and jazz.

In December 2017, they were internally selected to represent their home country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon with the song "Sheni gulistvis". As Eurovision rules state that only six performers can be onstage, one member was left out and they performed in the second semi final but failed to qualify for the final as they finished in last place.


Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Songs
Final
"Toy" • "Fuego" • "Nobody but You" • "You Let Me Walk Alone" • "Non mi avete fatto niente" • "Lie to Me" • "Dance You Off" • "La forza" • "Higher Ground" • "My Lucky Day" • "Mall" • "When We're Old" • "Mercy" • "Bones" • "That's How You Write a Song" • "Together" • "Under the Ladder" • "Outlaw in 'Em" • "Nova deca" • "We Got Love" • "Viszlát nyár" • "Hvala, ne!" • "Tu canción" • "Storm" • "Monsters" • "O jardim"
Semi Final 1
"X My Heart" • "A Matter of Time" • "Stones" • "Óneiró mou" • "Qami" • "Forever" • "Crazy" • "Lost and Found" • "Our Choice"
Semi Final 2
"Goodbye" • "Funny Girl" • "Taboo" • "Light Me Up" • "I Won't Break" • "Inje" • "Who We Are" • "Sheni gulistvis"
Participants
Final
Netta BarzilaiEleni FoureiraCesár SampsonMichael SchulteErmal Meta & Fabrizio MoroMikolas JosefBenjamin IngrossoElina NechayevaRasmussenDoReDosEugent BushpepaIeva ZasimauskaitėMadame MonsieurEquinoxAlexander RybakRyan O'ShaughnessyMÉLOVINWaylonSanja Ilić & BalkanikaJessica MauboyAWSLea SirkAmaia & AlfredSuRieSaara AaltoCláudia Pascoal
Semi Final 1
AiselSennekZibbzYianna TerziSevak KhanagyanALEKSEEVFranka BatelićEye CueAri Ólafsson
Semi Final 2
The HumansLaura RizzottoChristabelleGromee feat. Lukas MeijerJulia SamoylovaVanja RadovanovićJessika feat. Jenifer BreningEthno Jazz Band Iriao