Today rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 kicked off. Countries rehearsing on Day 3 include Finland, Israel, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Malta, San Marino, Australia and Cyprus. Next to rehearse today was Georgia’s Circus Mircus.
Circus Mircus’s first rehearsal
The next act to take to the Eurovision 2022 stage at the Pala Alpitour in Turin was Georgia’s Circus Mircus. They will sing the song “Lock Me In” at Eurovision 2022 after they was selected to represent Georgia late last year.
Following Circus Mircus’s first rehearsal a clip of his rehearsal was posted on TikTok. The clip showed them before and after they took to the Eurovision stage for the first time. The clip also gave us some insight into how well their first rehearsal went.
What did we learn about Circus Mircus’s staging?
Just as with their music, Circus Mircus use a bit of everything for their staging. Clowns on the screens in the back? Check. Victorian circus elements? Check. The stage singing the song? Okay. Mini puppet show? Must have. Neon graphics? Sure, why not! The Georgian band throws it all together in a delightful and eccentric package.
What we thought about Circus Mircus’ first rehearsal
Following the release of the rehearsal snippet on TikTok, Rory shared his initial impression, reaction and thoughts about the clip
About 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.
Georgia’s Eurovision Journey
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
Photo Source: Circus Mircus