"Recently Diana has released two albums; 'You are here' and 'You know, Mum' songs from which remain constant hits".

The Spin

Diana Gurtskaya was born on July, 2nd, 1979 in Abkhazia in Georgia. She was blind from birth. During the armed conflict in Abkhazia, her family was forced to remove from their native town and she stayed in a camp for refugees and later moved to Russia. In 1995 she finished boarding school for blind and visually impaired children in Tbilisi. While studying at a special school she was successfully educated at a musical school in the piano class.

Diana was 10 years old when she first performed on a stage of the Tbilisi Philharmonic Hall. The specific manner of singing of the small girl brought to her unanimous public recognition. Outstanding vocal talent, ambition and hard work, let Diana become the winner of the international festival of young singers Yalta-Moscow-Transit in 1995 and receive a special prize of the jury.

Her talent and constant desire to improve her skills led Diana to become a brilliant student at Gnesinich Musical School in Moscow, Russia, in a class of variety vocal. After her graduation, in 1999 Diana began her independent singing career. In 1999 Diana became the laureate of the contest Slaviansky Bazar in Vitebsk, Belarus. She repeatedly became the laureate of the trophy Zolotoy Gramafon, festivals, Song of the Year, Ovation and many others.

Diana is honoured with state awards of different countries, including the Honour Award in Georgia, the Honored artist of the Russian Federation and the Award of Saint Barbara in Ukraine amongst others.

Diana Gurtskaya's talent is esteemed not only in Georgia and Russia, but also in many countries of the world. She successfully performed in Madison Square Gardens in New York, also in Canada, Israel and the states of the former USSR. Diana's duets with world celebrities, such as Toto Cutugno, Demis Roussos, Ray Charles and others.

In 2003 she entered in the Russian Academy of a Theatrical Art where she is still studying. Besides art and singing, Diana conducts public and charity activities. In 2004 her personal initiative was established, Diana Gurtskaya's Charity Fund On call of heart, in order to help blind and visually impaired children. The singer regularly visits orphan's houses and special schools for disabled children.

Recently Diana has released two albums; "You are here" and "You know, Mum", songs from which remain constant hits. Diana is married and has a son Konstantin, born in 2007.

The Singer

The Past
Euro virgins up to 2007, Georgian cossacks bounced into Helsinki and slashed their way into the final. The delegation was thrilled which in turn thrilled me, and thus confirmed their status as a preferred Euro nation.

The Song

Don't look directly into the sun during a Solar Eclipse…oops too late.
Lovely Diana's laying it on thick with the old give peace a chance thing. All very Wacko Jacko. I have an innate fear of all matters peaceful in this sometime respected competition, however this is one of the more palatable examples of it's tired kind, mostly due to the emotionally tweaking video. Even though its messages have all the power of a white flag in a laundry factory shoot out.


The nice bit of ornate touches on her wrap around blind specs somehow dilute the sombre message. After all I wouldn't send Dame Edna as a peace envoy to East Timor. However, where Corinne neutron bombed, can Diana's message hit home? I hope so because against my better judgement, I like this one, and hope it can progress through.


Peace Will Come

Look the sky is crying cold bitter tears
Weeping for the people lost in fear
While we fight for nothing my eyes run dry
Are you still so blind to ask me why…why

Say it out loud peace will come
Everybody shout peace will come
When you stop and tame your rage
Something's gotta change
Something's gotta change

Say it out loud peace will come
Everybody shout peace will come
Blow the trumpet beat the drum
Peace will come

Sometimes words kill faster than bullets do
And the face of war is never true
Kids with guns are always too young to die
Are you still so deaf to ask me why…why

My land is still crying
Torn in half
My world is slowly dying
My heart is only crying
Peace and love

Prediction Semi Final 2 16th
Final On the plane home