Georgia 2015: get to know Misha Sulukhia
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
TBILISI, GEORGIA – The team of oikotimes.com had the pleasure to find out more about the hot favourite of the national selection Misha Sulukhia who will fight tog et the ticket for Vienna on January 14th.
Thanks for your willingness to speak with me. Regarding myself I can say that I am not merely a singer, I am musician. I am very close to music and can’t imagine a day without it. For me music is so important that it doesn’t have borders, frames.
I was born in Georgia, capital Tbilisi. In childhood I was studying to play on violin. Afterwards, I was flute player, now I am mostly working on my vocal, in classic and pop genres. I decided to participate in Eurovision selection tour, because people around me like songs that I have written and they always instigate me to realize them. I think Eurovision is one of big stages, where musician can introduce himself/herself.
I have composed and made arrange of the song called “one & only”. This song was completely made at my home. Author of the text is young, talented girl – Teeo and she is my friend. I am waiting for final results and will be very happy to represent my country on Eurovision this year. My song penned by Eter Beriashvili, because stylistically our songs resemble to each other. Other songs are different from this style.
It is huge responsibility to represent Georgia on Eurovision, both for me and my country. In Georgia huge attention is paid to singers who are sent abroad, but I think that I have potential to represent myself successfully. I am a supporter and spectator of Eurovision contest and often like the songs from different countries. For example, in 2014 Netherlands was my favorite, in 2007 –MarijaSheripovich. In 2012 – Loreni (Sweden). From Georgia, my favorite singer was Sofo Nijaradze in 2010.
In my free time I listen to classic music and jazz to relax. Other music genres are mostly for positive mood.
“one& only” tells about a man with many obstacles in his life, but he is constantly ready to overcome difficulties. He must find positive in life, see rainbow on the sky when it’s raining. So my massage according to song is to – “feel the moment of your life”. I think it is very important phrase. Every man must find his moments and elements in his life.
Eurovision selection tour was carried out in a nice way. I can’t say that I am 100% satisfied with my performance, but as others say, it was a pleasant performance. “Star Academy” was one of prestigious TV project in Georgia. I was its participant. During 3 months we were living along with TV cameras and microphones. I became finalist of this project and was participating till the end of project. Experience was very valuable, but now I have different view on music, different taste than before.
My song is in English, because due to its format other language wouldn’t not fit it. I think in English it was sung most beautifully. As a result, we chose that language. Due to sound and format of the song, we decided not to use any instruments in the song.
In Georgia I was also working in various musicals and spectacles. My mother is actress in musical theatre. That’s why I love this genre from my childhood. And afterwards, I have participated in several big projects.
On 14th of January, I am expecting to see well-deserved finalist. If this will not be me, I won’t be offended and will try harder for next year to achieve my goals. If will be finalist, then I will actively start preparation to represent my country on ESC very well.
Misha’s personality is little bit difficult. For me art plays huge role. Often I estimate people from the view of art. I don’t like to be deceived; it has very bad affect on me. Little is enough to be happy. For example other’s attention, friendly support and using our opportunities. I always have plans. Often people offer me to participate in TV shows and projects, but I refuse to do it. PR and popularity is not my aim. More often I am pleased to be alone with music.
I celebrated New Year on stage, in one of big cities of Georgia – Kutaisi. Approximately 20.000 people were attended on this concert, where I performed my Eurovision song. Song was highly appreciated. My wishes are related to my future career and art. I want to further develop and realize myself musically. It was my first profession and I want dedicate my life to music. By the way I am very happy, that my song “one & only” at this point tops fan site polls.