Salome Katamadze as Toto Cutugno on music show
31 October, 2013
A new music show “Exact Match” premiered on GDS TV on October 30, with eight contestants imitating famous performers over ten weeks. The show features celebrities Anri Jokhadze, Dato Gomarteli, Salome Katamadze, Eka Andronikashvili and others, while the judges are American vocal teacher Efrem Channel, French “X-Factor” choreographer Zack Reece, Eastern Promotion Founder Kakha Kandelaki and actress Nanuka Khuskivadze.
The first episode saw competitors choose the celebrities they wished to imitate. “New Wave” finalist Salome Katamadze opted for singer Toto
Cutugno image and offered a performance of the song “L’Italiano”. Some considered it a reply to an Italian judge of the Jurmala singing contest, who, after the singer’s second stage performance, was the only panel member to mark Salome’s performance with a low eight points, an assessment the judge later apologized for.

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