Today second rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 continued . Countries rehearsing on Day 6 for the second time include Iceland, Norway, Armenia, Finland, Israel, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Malta and San Marino. Next to rehearse today was Georgia’s Circus Mircus.
Circus Mircus’s second rehearsal
Today we got to watch Circus Mircus’ second rehearsal from the online Press Centre. We got an in-depth preview of how their performance will look on TV on Thursday 12th May, when they perform in the second Eurovision semi-final. You can watch a small clip of their second rehearsal here!
What can we see from Georgia’s second rehearsal?
Circus Mircus are wearing fascinating steampunk outfits. The graphics are colourful, switching between lips mouthing along to the lyrics, squiggly lines, and more. There is heavy use of the LEDs on the floor throughout, showing similar graphics to what we see in the back. Red, purple, yellow, and cyan are the dominant colours for the performance. During the chorus, a mouth appears on the floor LEDs while geometrical shapes appear in the back, creating the appearance of the entire stage being a face.
After the first chorus, the box one of them carries opens to show a puppet show of… The band performing! At the end of the song, we cut on every line between a close-up shot of a band member and a wider shot, with the lights flashing along.
What we thought about Circus Mircus’ first rehearsal
After Circus Mircus’ first rehearsal, Rory gave his initial thoughts on the snippet that we saw. You can see how he felt about their first rehearsal by checking our TikTok here
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: EBU/Nathan Reinds