Three Minutes to Earth

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Flag of Georgia.svg "Three Minutes to Earth"
Eurovision Song Contest 2014 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Zaza Miminoshvili
Lyricist(s)
Eugen Eliu
Finals performance
Semi-final result
15th
Semi-final points
15
Appearance chronology
◄ "Waterfall" (2013)   
"Warrior" (2015) ►

"Three Minutes to Earth" is a song by Georgian jazz band The Shin and Georgian singer Mariko Ebralidze. It was internally selected to represent Georgia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Denmark. [1]

Georgians Caucasian ethnic group that are indigenous to Georgia

The Georgians or Kartvelians are a nation and indigenous Caucasian ethnic group native to Georgia. Large Georgian communities are also present throughout Russia, Turkey, Greece, Iran, Ukraine, United States, and throughout the European Union.

Jazz band musical ensemble that plays jazz music

A jazz band is a musical ensemble that plays jazz music. Jazz bands vary in the quantity of its members and the style of jazz that they play but it is common to find a jazz band made up of a rhythm section and a horn section.

The Shin

The Shin is a Georgian fusion jazz band formed in Germany in 1998. The Shin are Zaza Miminoshvili, Zurab J. Gagnidze and Mamuka Gaganidze . The music of The Shin smoothly combines Georgian folk melodies with jazz, famous native polyphonic singing with scat, and tunes of the near Orient and flamenco with a modern Western sound.

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References

  1. Brey, Marco (24 February 2014). ""Three Minutes to Earth" for Georgia". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 24 February 2014.