Following a tease earlier this week that Georgia will be entering a group to the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, it has now been announced that Circus Mircus will take to the stage in Turin as their representatives!
According to the EBU, a “mysterious letter” dropped through their postbox this morning:
This is a message from Circus Mircus.
We would like to inform you that according to the decision made by the Georgian Public Broadcaster, at the international song contest Eurovision, Georgia will be represented by Circus Mircus.
You ask, what is Circus Mircus?
It is a movement that brings together dozens of professionals from different fields to create an unprecedented audio-visual experience.
The cornerstone of their philosophy lies in the complete neglect of musical frameworks.
The group also dropped an announcement (in Georgian) on their YouTube Channel:
Who are Circus Mircus?
Very little appears to be known about Circus Mircus. Their Facebook page header even has their faces blurred out of it!
We do know that there are three members – Bavonc Gevorcyan, Igor Von Lichtenstein and Damocles Stavriadis – and that the band was formed in 2020 after the three dropped out of the local circus academy.
“We weren’t good enough, probably the worst in the crew, that’s why we became friends”
Their music is described as “sonically unique”, with a style that lies in “the neglect of musical frameworks”. A quick flick through their YouTube channel takes you through a diverse range of genres, from the gentle Musicien to the more upbeat, indie-feeling 23:34, and synthed-up, experimental Weather Support.
Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Georgia’s history in Eurovision has been mixed since they began competing in 2007, represented by Sopho Khalvashi with Visionary Dream. Their highest placements – both coming in 9th – were achieved in 2010 and 2011, with Sopho Niharadze performing Shine and Eldrine with One More Day. They have not qualified for the final since 2016, where they were represented by Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz with Midnight Gold. They were represented in both 2020 and 2021 with Tornike Kipiani. His 2021 song You came 16th in the semi-final.
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News Source: EBU/Circus Mircus
Photo Source: EBU/Circus Mircus