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.

What do you think? Are you excited for Circus Mircus? What kind of song should they take to Turin? Tell us your thoughts below!

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Max
Max
9 months ago

OMG This is sooo cool

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 months ago

Two months after Belgium First revealed their artist, we finally have our second eurovision 2022 participant. Considering Georgia’s recent poor track record at Eurovision, They may as well take a risk to go completely left field for 2022. If Circus Marcus has the right song for eurovision, it could get Georgia to the finals for the first time since 2016, Or could fail spectacularly, but either way Georgia is definitely not playing safe. Of course, it all depends on several factors that we don’t know of so far—Which semifinal Georgia will be allocated to, the competition in that assigned semifinal,… Read more »

Matt Church
Matt Church
9 months ago

Has anyone sent an e-mail to address given in the video yet? They could be interesting to talk to.

Yannis
Yannis
9 months ago

It looks very interesting

Héctor
Héctor
9 months ago

Their music isn’t bad actually, so this could turn out to be good.

Last edited 9 months ago by Héctor
Jenny
Jenny
9 months ago

I love that Georgia always does whatever they feel like no matter how far from the status quo it is, they should get more recognition for that

Rashad
Rashad
9 months ago

Georgia’s artist are always something out of the ordinary, national selection or even Idol/X Factor contestant and this time it’s the first one! Nice job, it’s good they don’t send predictable songs such as their neighbour Armenia has in the past.

Ron
Ron
9 months ago
Reply to  Rashad

LOL. At least Armenians make their own “predictable” songs unlike Azeris who buy Swedish Melfest rejects year after year after year.

JessFL
JessFL
9 months ago
Reply to  Ron

Why do you have to attack Azerbaijan under every article? That’s petty.

Roodi
Roodi
9 months ago
Reply to  Rashad

Imagine beign from Azerbaijan can not produce their own songs Armenia can does not have any big star Armenia System of a Dawn does not have any olympic medal has never qualified for any major tournament.has not one top sporter Armenia Mkhitaryan player of As Roma so Armenia is better than Azerbaijan however I could compare other counties with you Liechtenstein Cyprus San Marino Faroe Islands oh no even these countries are better than you

Rashad
Rashad
9 months ago
Reply to  Roodi

System of Dawn? Do they even have a single hit song?

bungaseroja
bungaseroja
9 months ago

their songs here are not bad. I like it

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
9 months ago

I have no idea what to expect in terms of what kind of song they’ll come up or how they might do at Eurovision but I’m sure it won’t be dull or boring. They’ll either come up with something amazing and do well at Eurovision or they’ll come up with something ridiculous and flop big time. I don’t expect anything in between.

Jo.
Jo.
9 months ago

Georgia always ahead of our time

Darren
Darren
9 months ago

Very strong feeling that Eurovision won’t be held in Tbilisi in 2023, but I’ll keep an ear out for the song anyway, very curious regardless.
Atleast we can’t call Georgia boring and predictable, that’s for sure.

Sabrina
Sabrina
9 months ago

Who knows how this will play out, but their sound is cool. And their dedication to visual elements may be just what Georgia has been needing to sell their out of the box entries. I personally love how they never try the easy path in Eurovision.

Tom
Tom
9 months ago

They can be Young Georgian Lolitaz 2.0 but i dont see them in the final, we will see

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom

It depends on their song, live performance, and competition in their semi final, whichever one Georgia gets assigned to. We’re not gonna know for a long time.

nycforever
nycforever
9 months ago

Definitely need to wait for their contest song but ,based on what I listened to, it will be a NQ for Georgia again, and it’s very sad.

Lorenzo
Lorenzo
9 months ago

Georgia always likes to bring something different at ESC every year, and that should be admirable. Most of the times the entries do not reach everyone, but they still bring diversity to the contest and that’s really cool. People who judge the book by its cover should instead try to give them a chance instead. I’ll go check some of their songs later

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
9 months ago

They have piqued my interest. Alternative Georgian pop with experimental visuals. I’m in. Sign me up.

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
9 months ago

Sounds interesting. Hoping it will be the first Georgian entry I like ^^

Lil Krumpy
9 months ago

Well, I could absolutely see myself loving this. Georgia supremacy again.

Ellie
Ellie
9 months ago

A lot of people are judging without listening to them, which is a shame as these guys are great! I haven’t found a song I dislike yet. Really loving the tongue-firmly-in-cheek humorous streak they seem to have. And cheers to Eurovision precisely for providing visibility to acts I might otherwise never know exist.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
9 months ago

interesting choice. the first of (i suppose) many left field artist who will compete next year.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
9 months ago

according to saint google: “a surprising or unconventional position or style.”

Rose
Rose
9 months ago

Completely random and unusual.

Thanos
Thanos
9 months ago

They surely have an interesting sound! I never say no to anything alternative or indie, especially if it is within the rock genre. Nevertheless, I hate getting excited about a specific country and then getting my high hopes crushed so I will remain casually optimistic about Georgia.

sam
sam
9 months ago

honestly, i have a really good feeling about this. georgia is one of my favorite eurovision countries (and easily the most underrated year by year) because they always send something completely different

Paul
Paul
9 months ago

I’m here for them!

Roodi
Roodi
9 months ago

say please that this is a joke

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
9 months ago

I just love how Georgia doesn’t give a single f and does literally the heck they want. I appreciate them for that!

NickC
NickC
9 months ago

Thanks for taking a risk, Georgia! I think this will qualify with ease. Listening to the video above, they are not a joke act- the song is original and well-composed. Reminds me a bit of Fine Young Cannibals in late 80s (does anyone remember She drives me crazy?). I say if they do it right, they may get Georgia’s best placing ever.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 months ago
Reply to  NickC

Georgia’s best placing is 9th place in 2010-2011. Even if they qualify, I can’t see them surpassing that place.

Michael
Michael
9 months ago

I think this is a mix of conchita and verka in red hot chilli peppers sound but why not

Milan
Milan
9 months ago
Reply to  Michael

You’ve just said why not.

just an esc fan
just an esc fan
9 months ago

Ummm yes? That’s something completely new for Eurovision and that’s exactly the reason why I’m a fan of the contest. Expecting nothing less than smth completely psychedelic and f****d up (also rooting for a seizure light show like 2016)!

Let’s go Georgia! Once again unpredictable and this is what we want!

Whisker
Whisker
9 months ago

So cool that Georgia gave us their representative already. I’m hoping for something OTT and hyperbolic, fun and entertaining, something that was never done before, with some Georgian traditional ethnic elements, something you can tell it was made in Georgia. Something that doesn’t make you think too much. The goriness at the end of the musicien song, no thanks. Heavy use of the L.E.D walls and a busy stage could be in the cards.

"Music first"
"Music first"
9 months ago

Georgia (almost) never disappoints! 🙂 Always something different, interesting, daring and innovative. I am sure this will be good!

Eurovision2016>
Eurovision2016>
9 months ago

at this point can georgia just withdraw? when was the last time they had a genuinely good act? would much prefer belarus with all of their talent (liza misnikova, helena meraai, zena etc) but whatever h.

Mil
Mil
9 months ago

i agree

Teddy
Teddy
9 months ago

This is going to either be an absolute disaster or a quirky masterpiece and I can’t wait to find out which it is

Colin
Colin
9 months ago

Congrats, Georgia, for keeping your originality uncompromised. This feels like it could be absolutely brilliant, or alternatively memorably disasterious, both of which is a better option than being dull. Georgia’s bonkers entries are a hit or miss for me, but I must admire their out of the box views. And if it is true that Nika Kocharov is involved, I am happy, cause 2016 song is awesome! Good luck! 🙂

Last edited 9 months ago by Colin
Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
9 months ago

I am curious to hear their song for Italy and I wish them good luck to find the right song. I like their song “Musicien” .

Erasmus
Erasmus
9 months ago

there’s a rumour Nika Kocharov is one of them since he also wrote some of their latest songs.

Thanos
Thanos
9 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

That would be great! Midnight Gold ranks among my favourite ESC entries ever! Hoping you are right!

Nils
Nils
9 months ago

Not sure what to make of this. ’23:34′ is a bit reminiscent of the more boring stuff by MGMT. I have a slight feeling this might be another NQ for lovely Georgia, but who knows what they’ll eventually come up with.

One thing is for granted though: the bookies won’t appreciate this. Anyway, kudos to GPB for never going the easy road.

Last edited 9 months ago by Nils
Leo
Leo
9 months ago
Reply to  Nils

After the thing with Malta this year, I can’t care less about the bookies.

Rose
Rose
9 months ago
Reply to  Nils

I like MGMT. That’s already a good start. Even if the songs in question are more like their boring ones.

T.J.
T.J.
9 months ago

you gotta give that to georgia: they have balls!! Thank you for making this contest interesting once again!

Esc addict
Esc addict
9 months ago

Second artist for Esc 2022! That’s cool! Things are moving fast this season and I’m here for that! Now looking forward to listen to the song, Georgia is so unpredictable and that’s a cool thing too.

Last edited 9 months ago by Esc addict
esc1234
esc1234
9 months ago

This can either be iconic or a total disaster

AlbanianBhaddy
AlbanianBhaddy
9 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

Eurovision fans: “iCoNiC” *clown emojis* *eyeroll*

Dawid
Dawid
9 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

Or both

Ieva
Ieva
9 months ago

Honestly these two songs sound great

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
9 months ago

I think they could really break through if they decide to go completely off the rails and do a Verka or Stefan Raab. Top five ‘cause every televoter will remember them.

Roelof M
Roelof M
9 months ago

This could either be a total disaster or an unexpected hit, and I honestly don’t think we’ll find out which one of the two it will be until the semi-finals. At least it’ll be a lot more exciting than their last couple of entries (bar 2020).

ales
ales
9 months ago

Well 23:34 is going straight to my indie playlist! 🙂 love it! Super excited.

AndersP
AndersP
9 months ago

Kind of get a Glass Animals/Foster the People vibe. Could be interesting

Erasmus
Erasmus
9 months ago

23:34 is actually very good so I’m just praying they go along that route and not pick a joke entry…

I’m carefully optimistic!

twerkus
twerkus
9 months ago

why they always gotta send something weird we want you to qualify for once please take a leaf out of your jesc book <3

Denis
Denis
9 months ago

Don’t know what to expect until I hear the song, as usual with Georgia. Hopefully it doesn’t become a circus..

AM2PM
AM2PM
9 months ago

In the words of the legendary Tatiana: CHOICES!

Apollo
Apollo
9 months ago

I honestly don’t have an opinion yet. I’m sure I won’t have a solid opinion until they perform live at the semi-finals. Slightly confused but excited to see what they bring to Turin.

Yudhistira Mahasena
9 months ago

Georgia is like Finland in Eurovision. They are easily described with the phrases “Expect the Unexpected” and “You Do You”. With, or without a top score, qualifying to the final or not, they always dare to go their own way and send in any genre of music and not caring about the results.

Hopefully Circus Mircus won’t mess up in Turin next year.