Circus Mircus won’t be revealing the identity of its members any time soon. That’s the suggestion of the band’s manifesto, which they published on Instagram on Saturday morning.
Georgia’s Eurovision 2022 act have been turning heads and opening eyes ever since their mysterious reveal last week. In a quirky video that featured a man dressed as a circus performer (or, to some, a minstrel teleported to and from Mars), the band claimed to consist of circus school drop-outs who had come together “to create an unprecedented audio-visual experience.” The guitar-wielding narrator added that the “cornerstone of their philosophy lies in the complete neglect of musical frameworks.”
Georgia: Circus Mircus manifesto stresses “anonymity”
The band have now revealed more details of their philosophy.
Their six-point manifesto says:
- C.M. is a fellowship of people who share their desire to create something extraordinary.
- Your identity does not matter as long as you are a part of C.M., for no one person can take credit for the movement’s work.
- Genre is for the weak.
- Every member is qual, every member is unique.
- Ask “WHY”, not “WHO”.
- Honor the golden rule of anonymity.
Who are Circus Mircus?
The manifesto seems to be a direct response to ongoing speculation about who the band members actually are.
Their backstory doesn’t really hold together. As our blogmate Renske pointed out in an earlier post, there is no circus school in Tbilisi for them to have dropped out of. And a quick visit to lyrics.com reveals that their existing songs are written by members of Georgia’s Eurovision 2016 act Nika Kocharov and Young Georgian Lolitaz.
Circus Mircus — the second act to be confirmed after Belgium’s Jérémie Makiese — carry many of the positive qualities of Nika and YGL. Their YouTube channel showcases an indie pop sound that could play very well at Eurovision.
Their manifesto demonstrates an open-minded spirit. It calls for people to blur boundaries by moving beyond genre, and it seeks to treat members as equals. Perhaps downplaying Nika’s potential role is a way to boost inclusivity within the group.
Are you intrigued by the Circus Mircus manifesto? Do you think that this hype train can keep up the speed as we drive toward Torino? Let us know in the comments box below!
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Why is he pretending to be a super famous artist lol so cringe
Aham… Ok. NEXT.
With all the stunt antics, let’s hope Circus Mercus doesn’t Neglect composing a good song for Eurovision.
That could be a deterrent, but so could the song itself. It could have the potential to be one of those divisive songs that you either love or hate for what it is. But at this point, it’s useless to speculate when we Don’t have any song officially out representing for Eurovision, apart from the first batch of quarterfinalists from Estonia. Let’s just wait and see.
At the end of the day, with 36 countries competing in two semi finals, 16 countries are going to be left behind next year no matter what.
This will be another TIX. He was doing everything to build a hype around him but his quirkiness was too much so he achieved the opposite
I recently watched some old Nika Kocharov interviews from 2016, where he was asked about the genre of his new album and he responded something like: “I never move within only one genre”. Also in their press conference after the rehearsals he was asked to name the leader of the band and he said that they are all equals there. These two points resemble points 3 and 4 from the manifesto of Circus Mircus. Every day that passes I am more convinced that Circus Mircus are indeed Nika Kocharov and YGL..
Honestly I just expect it to be something so weird that no one will vote for it rather than something funny that will be liked by audience. Eurovision is not circus.
Oh here we go…another act that will probably be remembered for everything BUT the song.
You just know the song will be bad when they have to rely on stuff like this.
at least Circus Mircus seem genuine, so I’ll doubt they’ll give us something as bad as Fallen Angel
“I’m a, I’m a fallen angel…”
I remember that part of the song. :))
Yeah it’s intriguing, will they wear masks on stage to keep their anonymity?
That looks very likely if anonymity is their golden rule.
There’s others ways to do that, a very strong make up for example.
And devil armor.
And why not devil armors with masks and make up, the total package ! 😉
What if they never come on stage and sing from the back? Is it possible, as in the rules allow it?
Yeah I was thinking about that too, only an audio-vusual experience without performers but I don’t know if it would be allowed
Like the masked singer?!
Exactly lol something like that
Probably a less scary version of Lordi when it comes to costumes