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:

  1. C.M. is a fellowship of people who share their desire to create something extraordinary. 
  2. 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.
  3. Genre is for the weak.
  4. Every member is qual, every member is unique.
  5. Ask “WHY”, not “WHO”.
  6. 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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Jimmi
Jimmi
16 days ago

We already know that Georgia will never win with this

Leo
Leo
16 days ago

Does anyone remember that, when Australia were announced as a competing nation, tens of thousands of people signed a petition to get hyper controversial TISM, whose real names and identities were concealed until the early noughties, after nearly 20 years of career, as their debut entry? Given their penchant for anonymity and use of a wide variety of rock music ranging from Hatari-esque “He’ll never be an ol’ man river”, disco soul “Saturday Night Palsy”, a Capella influenced “Greg! the stop sign”, and arena rock ballad “everyone else has had more sex than me”, they are certainly an act the… Read more »

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Jamie
Jamie
16 days ago

Why is he pretending to be a super famous artist lol so cringe

Pastora Soler
Pastora Soler
16 days ago

Aham… Ok. NEXT.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
16 days ago

With all the stunt antics, let’s hope Circus Mercus doesn’t Neglect composing a good song for Eurovision.

Una
Una
16 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

I am wondering whether the name will put people in the audience off – “conservative” juries are bound not to have in their top 10 an act that can be perceived as a “joke act”.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
16 days ago
Reply to  Una

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.

Una
Una
16 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

That’s true. However, based on all I’ve read about them so far, I have reasons to believe that they’ll have a very original and unique entry – not a Bad Romance copy to say the least.

Nikko
Nikko
16 days ago

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

Whisker
Whisker
16 days ago
Reply to  Nikko

Georgia did you see this? Give up already. NOT!

Thanos
Thanos
17 days ago

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..

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
17 days ago

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.

Whisker
Whisker
17 days ago

The Weather Support video is so so so cool. The song is cool too. #thepunhasneverbeencooler

Darren
Darren
17 days ago

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.

Another Tix

Ashton
Ashton
17 days ago
Reply to  Darren

at least Circus Mircus seem genuine, so I’ll doubt they’ll give us something as bad as Fallen Angel

James
James
16 days ago
Reply to  Darren

“I’m a, I’m a fallen angel…”

I remember that part of the song. :))

Una
Una
17 days ago

The mind boggles watching and reading all this stuff. Great approach; it’s really out-of-the-box but the more I watch the more I think it’s for the open minded people. And this is *amazing*!!

Esc addict
Esc addict
17 days ago

Yeah it’s intriguing, will they wear masks on stage to keep their anonymity?

Efraim
Efraim
17 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

That looks very likely if anonymity is their golden rule.

Esc addict
Esc addict
17 days ago
Reply to  Efraim

There’s others ways to do that, a very strong make up for example.

Last edited 17 days ago by Esc addict
James
James
16 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

And devil armor.

Esc addict
Esc addict
16 days ago
Reply to  James

And why not devil armors with masks and make up, the total package ! 😉

NickC
NickC
17 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

What if they never come on stage and sing from the back? Is it possible, as in the rules allow it?

Esc addict
Esc addict
16 days ago
Reply to  NickC

Yeah I was thinking about that too, only an audio-vusual experience without performers but I don’t know if it would be allowed

Paul
Paul
16 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Like the masked singer?!

Esc addict
Esc addict
16 days ago
Reply to  Paul

Exactly lol something like that

Kaitlin
Kaitlin
14 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Probably a less scary version of Lordi when it comes to costumes