Earlier this month Circus Mircus confirmed that they would represent Georgia in Turin with an intriguing video announcement. At the time they asked fans to send them an email if they had any lingering questions.

And on Saturday the mysterious band answered some of those in a special video.

They say that they met each other several years ago at the circus academy in Tbilisi. 

We were the least talented in the crew — that’s why we became friends. Soon we discovered that we were not good enough and decided to try our luck in music.”

They also shared some words of wisdom for Eurovision fans. 

Wisdom is our strong unit. A famous Georgian poet, Shota Rustaveli said that which we give makes us richer, that which is hoarded is lost.”

 

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.

Every singer or band has musical frames –  a specific genre to which they are devoted. But we released, on some days we may be in mood for rock, French pop, or even music for a weather forecast. The visual side is as important to us, as the audio one. and most importantly, they are equally diverse.”

The group members have an ambition to win the contest…and to collect some coins. 

Not only we do intend to win, but we also expect to be awarded one million by the state, as in the case of our fellow Olympic champions.”

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? What kind of song should they take to Turin? Tell us your thoughts below!

 

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Tommy Decker
Tommy Decker
1 month ago

Georgia really wants those 12 points from armenia, huh? however i’m intrigued.

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
1 month ago

These guys are either hit or miss, but for sure we’ll talk about Georgia for months.

Mariana
Mariana
1 month ago

I can’t believe so many people take everything they say in this video so seriously. To me it’s obvious that they are being satirical.
But their music is really good so I’m excited to see what they will send to Eurovision.

Last edited 1 month ago by Mariana
Pastora Soler
Pastora Soler
1 month ago

Boooooooooring. Like a baby looking for for attention.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 month ago

I think every dutch act since the common linnets has said they are ‘going for the win’. Even Trijntje Oosterhuis

Last edited 1 month ago by Frisian esc
Ron
Ron
1 month ago

They are speaking in Armenian which is why the narrator was translating what they were saying into Georgian. If they were speaking in Georgian, the narrator wouldn’t have the need to translate it into Georgian.

Onar
Onar
1 month ago
Reply to  Ron

One of them was definitely talking in Greek and I also heard some French so I doubt they were all speaking in Georgian.

Ron
Ron
1 month ago

Weird…they are speaking in Armenian. Which is why the narrator was translating what they were saying into Georgian with English subtitles. So strange.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

“Music for a weather forecast” should definitely be considered a music genre.

michael
michael
1 month ago

guy in the middle is speaking armenian not georgian

Colin
Colin
1 month ago

Definitely intrigued!

OT, but EL QF2 starts right now, and songs were already out since last night. A very open field IMHO…

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

Haven’t heard the songs yet. I am gonna hear them tonight for the first time. Anything stands out? Is it a good lineup?

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Thanos

I’d call it a pretty cool line-up. Standouts highly depend on one’s personal preferences, as there are quite diverse styles – classical ballads, disco, synth-pop, rap, pop, gospel, joke act. I could see most of them making it or not. I assume that Zevakin and Paia are in based on a name (as everyone else who is famous qualified the last time).

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

Vaikus was really impressive imo. And it had a very artistic video clip! My favourite from the first four songs!

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

Would love to see reaction after Tuesday/Thursday evening from Green room when they will stay in semi

Anita
Anita
1 month ago

I love them already! I am so curious.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

I hope they put as much effort into composing their song as they are with this publicity.

Johnny?
Johnny?
1 month ago

Just another trolling act?

Kaija
Kaija
1 month ago
Reply to  Johnny?

Their music seems quite serious and good in its genre, so it is definitely not a troll.

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago

Oh wow! Anyways…

Last edited 1 month ago by Jamie
Doris
Doris
1 month ago

Barbara Dex ?

Martin Månsson
Martin Månsson
1 month ago

Georgia: We intend to win.
Qualification rate jumps to 100%

DonutLover
DonutLover
1 month ago

*We are coming to win*
Like we haven’t heard that before..
Those who are really in it to win it are showers not talkers.
I get what they are going for but it’s getting annoying

Alo
Alo
1 month ago

I kinda like what Georgia is doing with marketing their entry. But anyway the song have to be good and unique.

Alo
Alo
1 month ago

Songs are awful unfortunately in my opinion

Alo
Alo
1 month ago
Reply to  Alo

Yes they got leaked.. But I didn’t like the first week also, so maybe you’ll like them.

Fatima
Fatima
1 month ago

The anonymity thing is soon going to wear thin. Fans will want see faces.

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago
Reply to  Fatima

What are they even trying to hide lmao
It’s not like Dua Lipa is gonna appear

Tom
Tom
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie

Or Madonna haha

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie

It’s valentina ‘I’d like to keep it on please’ from drag race!

Darren
Darren
1 month ago

Would have thought that was there intention anyway…and probably the intentions of the other 40+ participants.

Otherwise, well, why enter a contest?

Pandaman
Pandaman
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

I honestly don’t think Georgia participates in Eurovision to win it 😀 (Don’t get me wrong, I love that they just do whatever they wish).

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago

They are going to compete in a contest so they intend to win, pretty fair, I prefer this state of mind rather than the opposite. And if they want to use Eurovision to earn money, pretty fair too, I mean all the artists coming in Eurovision have the hope to have a big european hit and to earn as money as possible thanks their music, nothing bad in that imo.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

oh god this is so annoying and why do they give them so much attention? No one cares really. We don’t need another joke entry making weird statements for attention.

Rumah Dara
Rumah Dara
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Why bother to comment here then?

Kaija
Kaija
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

It is not going to be a joke entry. Check their other music.

Leo
Leo
1 month ago

I see nothing wrong with expressing your wish to win the contest
I mean every single Eurovision artist wants to win the competition
People on this website make drama out of everything!

Pandaman
Pandaman
1 month ago

It’s okay, folks, once we get to know more competing acts, they also will give us something to chew on, it’s not only them 😀

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
1 month ago

For now they seem very annoying and ignorant to me, underrating Eurovision making it seem like a competition where you need to be weird act in order to win. Hvala Ne.

Ina
Ina
1 month ago

One guy definitely “speaks Greek” but I feel like it’s probably a randomly recorded speech in Greek, as the beginning (from what I could hear) had nothing to do with the subtitles.

voix
voix
1 month ago

This concept to get publicity would work in 2003. Now its so last year. Have a good song and leave pr stunts aside. Or ask Efendi and Tyx how did their pr stunt went…

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  voix

Efendi and Tix’s fauxmance stance was barf. This is high-grade. I can’t wait to see how it will unfold.

Erasmus
Erasmus
1 month ago

yes, they are.

Ana
Ana
1 month ago

I understand that they desperately try to make people notice them, but it’s just annoying. Focus on bringing a decent song rather your weird PR strategy.

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Ana

To be fair, a PR strategy helped several past winners – Salvador, Netta, Conchita, Jamala, ect. Of course, they had strong songs too, but it’s the package that won over equally compelling candidates.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 month ago

At the end of the day (or Eurovision season) it all comes down to 3 minutes on stage with their song and performance
I don’t understand what they’re trying to do with all those weird videos but I’m mostly annoyed…
It feels like they’re trying too hard to seem original, but maybe I’m just no fun xD
I just hope it all leads to a good entry…

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

Are they thinking about pulling a Lordi?

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
1 month ago
Reply to  Whisker

That would be fun

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  Ukraine stan

For sure!

Ellen
Ellen
1 month ago

“Not only we do intend to win, but we also expect to be awarded one million by the state, as in the case of our fellow Olympic champions.” So they’re participating at ESC for being awarded with money (if they win) ? Delusional and greedy. Wow.

Last edited 1 month ago by Ellen
Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  Ellen

It’s an act maybe. Like all of it. LOL!

Ina
Ina
1 month ago
Reply to  Ellen

Despite the obvious thing (that this is an act), is it too bad that artists choose to compete with the prospect of gaining money/becoming more famous? I can’t see the problem with that.

sam
sam
1 month ago
Reply to  Ellen

i’m pretty sure they’re just being satirical

Michelle
Michelle
1 month ago
Reply to  Ellen

Thing is that the question was whether they intend to win or come just for laugh. IMO its obv that they would joke about this kind of question. Well of course nobody intends to lose, but to be awarded “by the state with a million as in the case of our olympic champions”? Come on that’s just a joke, i don’t think any country, especially a poor country like Georgia will do that