Rest of the World has their say with Maliibu!

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Mallibu from the Georgian National Selection for Eurovision 2017 will represent OGAE Rest of the World at this year’s OGAE Second Chance Contest!

Maliibu (Malibu Tughushi) was born on 15 April 1998, in Batumi. At the age of 17, she decided to start living independently and moved to Tbilisi. Her Mom stayed in Batumi, while her father died when she was just one year old.

From an early age Maliibu was focused on music. She began writing her own songs when she was just ten years old. She also sang in Batumi Holy Mother Virgin Cathedral Choir. As a child, participated in various concerts. She went on to study music, and in particular, she graduated from the Piano Department of Experimental Music School named after A.Balanchivadze, and Academic Singing in Zakaria Paliashvili’s Music School. She can also play the guitar.

In 2009 she took part in the television music project “Akhal talgha” where she became a finalist. He rise to fame wasn’t easy, she had to work very hard until she was lucky to take part in the project of Rustavi 2 TV channel “X Factor” in 2016. Unfortunately, after a few live concerts, she left the show. She was very disappointed but this fact had its positive sides as well. She was given a great opportunity to make her dreams true, to realize her work. After that she recorded debut single “This Is Who I Am”, music video for which was made by ChChx Production and directed by David and George Chekurishvili. The song will be included in Maliibu’s debut album which she is currently working on. In the OGAE Second Chance Contest 2017 Maliibu will be competing with a self-written song “We Live Once” which finished 3rd in the national final.

“Some people are scared because we live only once, they don’t know what to do and what to say in this life, and they listen to other people’s talking. But since we do live only once, we don’t have another chance, we don’t need to listen to other people, we need to fight and not to cry, to obey rules of others – you must be who you are and do what you want to do”

Source: Information sent by OGAE Rest of the World; Photo source: Youtube