Georgia Circus Mircus Lock Me In Eurovision 2022 rehearsal
Photo: EBU / NATHAN REINDS

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

What do you think? How will Circus Mircus do in the semi-final? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Karl Fradgley
Karl Fradgley
1 month ago

I think this is brilliant – I really hope they make the final

Nils
Nils
1 month ago

Actually, I don’t think those weird outfits are enough. They would need some full-grown spectacle to convince those their music can’t reach. But apparently, they don’t deliver it. I think their qualifying chances just took a dive.

The truth
1 month ago

This makes “the Eurovision is a joke” factual.

Zisk
Zisk
1 month ago

They’ve actually killed it with the staging here. I don’t know if it’s enough to elevate the song to the final, but I was worried this would come across as really cheap, tacky and corny, but they’ve done a great job with it.

Una
Una
1 month ago

I like the song and the concept and all but the staging is way too over the top to me. I hope it will not push people away from voting. Staging is supposed to pull them in!!

AllThingsNordic.eu
1 month ago

I feel this is going to be a shock qualifier. I like the song, Georgia always does an awesome job with their entries, unique, different, and experimental. Love or hate! Good luck Georgia!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

Of course I’m a fan. 🙂
They’ll get my vote if I’m voting in that Semi; I can’t remember which one i’m voting in.

Jake
Jake
1 month ago

I’ve seen other outlets say this is a sure qualifier. I don’t know. It’s just not my type of music. I’m actually amazed they sound exactly like the studio track. I guess this is the “weird” entry of this semi that can find itself into the final from all the “Eurovision is a joke” viewers.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago

If you don’t love Georgia at Eurovision, why are you even watching Eurovision?
This is great…and needed. Keep doing you, Georgia!

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
1 month ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Even when Georgia is my last (They were last year lol) I still don’t want them to change. Georgia gives 0 fs which means if they ever win, it will be unintentional lol.

Jghtl
1 month ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

Yes, I love them!

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
1 month ago

My current predictions for Georgia’s placing in the semi is 17th, but will it stop me from giving them all of my 20 votes in the semi? No.

Pandaman
Pandaman
1 month ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

Awesome! 😀 I truly hope your prediction is wrong and somehoooow they manage to slip into the Grand Final, but yeah.

Ang
Ang
1 month ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

I hope you’re wrong & they sail through the semis. I’ll be voting for them too. It’s a brilliant sing & unlike anything else this year. It’s fresh, original & they seem great live. I’d love to go to one of their gigs.

(Apparently my autocorrect doesn’t like the word “gig” & wants me to give them a hug instead! Lol)

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
1 month ago
Reply to  Ang

You can give them a hug in their gig then : )