Circus Mircus, who are representing Georgia in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, will release their song on March 10. Georgian broadcaster GPB has announced on their website that an audio-only clip will be released on that day. Circus Mircus were announced as Georgia’s representatives back in November.
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. 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. GPB reports that a music video was supposed to debut on March 10 as well, but this has been postponed due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Circus Mircus will be performing in the first half of the second semi-final.
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: GPB
Photo Source: Circus Mircus