Sopho Khalvashi

Sopho Khalvashi (Georgian: სოფო ხალვაში [sɔpʰɔ xalvaʃi]; born 31 May 1986 in Batumi, Adjara, Georgia), also sometimes known as simply Sopho, is a Georgian musician of Laz heritage.[citation needed]

Sopho Khalvashi
სოფო ხალვაში
Khalvashi performing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007
Khalvashi performing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007
Background information
Birth nameSopho Khalvashi
Born (1986-05-31) 31 May 1986 (age 34)
Batumi, Adjara, Georgia
GenresElectronic, pop
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals

She claimed third prize at the commercial song contest "New Wave" 2006 in Jūrmala, Latvia. She then signed a contract with Russian management agency "ARS" led by Russian composer Igor Krutoy. She returned to her homeland, where she received an offer from the Imedi TV channel to host local talent show "On Imedi's waves".

It was announced on 12 December 2006 that she would represent her home nation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007. The song "Visionary Dream" was Georgia's first entry into the contest. The song was previously called "My Story". In the semi-final on 10 May 2007, she finished eighth; as one of the Top 10 qualifiers she secured a spot for Georgia in the final. In the final on 12 May 2007[1][2], she finished 12th, earning maximum points from one country, Lithuania. In November 2018, she was appointed Deputy Mayor of Batumi.[3]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Georgia: Revamp released, song retitled "Keep On Going"". ESCXTRA.com. 30 March 2019. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  2. ^ NDR. "Georgien: Sopho Khalvashi". eurovision.de (in German). Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  3. ^ "მომღერალი სოფო ხალვაში ბათუმის მერის მოადგილედ დაინიშნა" (in Georgian). Reginfo. 22 November 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
None
(first time entry)
Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2007
Succeeded by
Diana Gurtskaya
with Peace Will Come