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.
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