Just two songs after Serbia, the Eurovision 2022 second rehearsals take yet another surreal twist with Georgia’s Circus Mircus. The mystery group performed “Lock Me In” on stage, with predictably zany results. What did we think? Let’s find out…
Georgia’s Circus Mircus “Lock Me In” — Eurovision 2022 second rehearsal
Padraig: “Lock Me In” is an acquired taste. You have to be either a fan of a very niche sub-genre of music or in the right frame of mind to enjoy it. And Circus Mircus come painfully close to transporting the audience to the latter camp. Their outfits are delightfully bizarre. The frontman is dressed like a steampunk Willy Wonka, the guitarist has a beard of flowers while another band member has some sort of jack-in-the-box strapped to his chest. Sadly, they’re tripped up by the confounded black hole at the back of the stage. Their attempts to hypnotise us into a psychedelic trance with pop art lips, bright pinks and other outlandish imagery are blocked by the big ball of darkness. They use the floor LEDs to stunning effect, but there are only so many aerial shots that they can use before reverting back to the main stage.
Reaction to Georgia’s second rehearsal at Eurovision 2022
@wiwibloggs_official #Georgia’s @circusmircusunofficial go psychedelic at their 2nd #Eurovision rehearsal. @jonathanvautrey watches and reacts 🇬🇪 #ESC2022 #Eurovision2022 #TheSoundOfBeauty #LockMeIn ♬ original sound – wiwibloggs
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