Tbilisi calling! Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) has internally selected the group Circus Mircus for Eurovision 2022.
Circus Mircus say they are 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 confirmed their selection with an intriguing video announcement.
Circus Mircus group was formed in Tbilisi in 2020 by three local circus academy dropouts. “We weren’t good enough, probably the worst in the crew, that’s why we became friends,” they said.
Despite leaving the circus academy, they kept entertaining, releasing ten music videos in less than a year. “We grew into a movement and were joined by professionals from different fields on our journey.”
Sonically unique, Circus Mircus encompasses a myriad of genres, intricately reflecting the inner world and the life experience of the each band member. The cornerstone of their philosophy lies in the complete neglect of musical frameworks.
No details of Circus Mircus’s song for Turin have been revealed, but it is expected to be released at at later date.
Georgia at Eurovision
Georgia has enjoyed mixed fortunes at Eurovision in recent years. The decade started well, with Sopho Nizharadze and Eldrine each placing ninth in 2010 and 2011.
In the years since, however, Georgia has switched between non-qualifications and grand placing on the right-hand side of the grand final scoreboard. One exception was 2015, where the fierce Nina Sublatti placed 11th with her oximated electro-pop anthem “Warrior”.
More recently, Georgia has not qualified for the national final over the past four years. Tamara Gachechiladze narrowly missed out on qualifying from an 11th-place semi-final finish, while 2018 act Ethno-Jazz Band Iriao finished last in their semi-final.
While Georgian Idols 2018 and 2019 winners Oto Nemsadze and Tornike Kipiani also didn’t qualify from his semi-final.
Circus Mircus is the second confirmed act for Eurovision 2022. In September, Belgium confirmed that The Voice champion Jérémie Makiese would represent his country in Turin.
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