Interview with Georgian finalist, Edvard Meison!
Edvard Meison is one of the finalists in the Georgian national final. The contest will take place on January 14. We had pleasure to speak with him. Edvard shared his hopes, wants, and plans as 2014 came to an end.
Bartek: Hello Edvard! :) I am glad that you agreed to be interviewed. How do you feel?
Edvard Meison: I feel good. Thank you.
B: Can you tell us something more about yourself? What is your story with music?
E: I’m Edvard Meison. I’m a 25-year-old singer from Tbilisi, Georgia. Music is my life. Since childhood, I have listened music and watched MTV. As a child, I had a rap band. We had microphones and sound cards. We recorded and wrote songs. My favorite performers were Freddie Mercury, Stevie Wonder, and the guys from the Backstreet Boys. I love many styles of music: jazz, rap, r&b, soul, and house. Now I’m older and I have my own studio and the ability to record my own songs for the people.
B: The year 2014 has come to an end. How do you sum it up?
E: It was very good year for me. I spent it with my close friends and we had great time together. I worked on the album ‘ModStar.’ I recorded 15 songs. The originator of the project is Ekaterine Chitashvili.
B: Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?
E: In 2015, I would like to further develop musically and give more concerts. I want to prepare more songs that I can show to people who listen to me.
B: As we all know, you are one of the five finalists of the Georgian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. What does it mean to you?
E: I treat the Georgian national final very seriously. If I win, I will be really happy. Representing my country at Eurovision; it will be a dream come true.
B: Your song ‘We Are Free’ is pop. What is the main message of your song?
E: The message of the song is more love for the people and not to promote war. I want people to feel that the world can be better.
B: What means Eurovision to you?
E: Eurovision is the best competition in the world. As I said before, taking part in the competition would be a dream come true.
B: Did you watch last year’s Eurovision Song Contest? Who was your favorite? :)
E: Yes, of course. By 2014, there were a lot of good performers with good songs. If I had to choose a favorite, it would be Aram Mp3 with ‘Not Alone’ and Conchita Wurst ‘Rise Like a Phoenix.’
B: Do you already have plans of your performance at the national final on January 14?
E: I have a few ideas, but you have to wait until January 14.
B: Thank you very much for this short interview. As a member of the editorial staff of ESC Reporter, I wish you all the best for the new year. Good luck at the national final. I will keep my fingers crossed! :) Do you have a message to the readers of ESC Reporter?
E: Thank you all for your support. I’m really happy. I will try to do everything the best. I only ask you to keep your fingers crossed and share my song. I love you, Edvard! :)
Check out Edvard’s entry here!