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Who Are Circus Mircus? All You Need To Know About Georga’s 2022 Artists ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช

Back in November last year, the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GBP) internally selected Circus Mircus to represent the nation at the 66th Eurovision Song Contest in Turin. Now we’re in the run up to Eurovision 2022, what do we know about them? We take a look at the group and their chances in the contest.

Who Are Circus Mircus?

Circus Mircus were formed in 2020 and made up of circus dropouts in Tbilisi. The group stated that they “werenโ€™t good enough, probably the worst in the crew, thatโ€™s why we became friends.”

The progressive rock band are described as โ€˜sonically uniqueโ€™ is a movement that brings together dozens of professionals from different fields to create โ€˜an unprecedented audio-visual experience.โ€™

Circus Mircus already has a handful of singles and an EP. Their Eurovision song “Lock Me In” was released on their official YouTube Channel on the 9th of March 2022 without the music video. The group stated that: “Due to the war in Ukraine, we feel that it is not the right time to release our happy and colorful music video.” The music video was officially released on the official Eurovision YouTube Channel on 1st April 2022.

“Lock Me In” with audio only – picture states that the artist condemns russia’s invasion of Ukraine

How Will Lock Me In Do At ESC?

It feels like an uphill battle for this one. Although pleasing on the ear to any fans of prog rock, 90s indie and Brit Pop – these can be few and far between. It feels like the people that love it, really love it, which normally is a good sign – but there isn’t many of these lovers in the fandom. Wheather that is the same with the general public remains to be seen.

A positive for the group is that they have countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia voting in their semi-final. These countries traditionally have huge roots in this genre and it could resonate with them. However regardless of this, it’s still perhaps a song for a required taste that is a bit niche, potentially too niche for a competition audience? Time will tell!

It’s been heavily rumored that Circus Mircus do have a Eurovision finalist on their side, Nika Kocharov from the Georgian 2016 entry “Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz” who placed 20th in the final with “Midnight Gold”. The band wear masks and creative facial wear, so it’s not 100% confirmed but eagle eyed fans have noticed the similarities. Take a look below at the one in the pink hat, have a listen of “Midnight Gold” and see what you think…

Photo: Circus Mircus
Midnight Gold – Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz

Watch the music video for “Lock Me In” below!

What do you think of Georga’s 2022 Eurovision entry? Let us know in the comments!

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