The Georgian Public Broadcasting (GPB) network TV-1 announced today that Georgia’s Eurovision 2022 representative, Circus Mircus, will release their entry on March 10, 2022.
However, in solidarity with Ukraine, a historical Georgian ally which was invaded by Russia on February 24, 2022, Circus Mircus will not release its filmed video. Circus Mircus will release the song on video platforms over a black background, instead.
Along with Latvia’s Eurovision 2022 entrant Citi Zeni, Circus Mircus was another Eurovision 2022 act that proclaimed its support for Ukraine early, posting a Tweet in support on February 25, 2022. The band tweeted, “We stand by our brothers and sisters – Ukrainian people. Stop the evil clown!”
We stand by our brothers and sisters – Ukrainian people. Stop the evil clown!
— Circus Mircus (@WhyCircusMircus) February 25, 2022
Additionally, in the TV-1 announcement (see 2:57 onwards in the video below), Emilia Sandkvist will again be in charge of staging for Georgia’s entry. She was in charge of staging Tornike Kipiani’s Eurovision 2021 entry, “You.”
Sandkvist is a member of the Sacha Jean-Baptiste group. Jean-Baptiste has staged several Georgian entries to date, including Nina Sublatti’s “Warrior” (Eurovision 2015) and Nika Kocharov & the Young Georgian Lolitaz (Eurovision 2016). Though Jean-Baptiste does not yet have a Eurovision win under her belt, she is highly regarded within Eurovision circles and has overseen fan favorites such as Elena Foureira’s Eurovision 2018 runner-up “Fuego” for Cyprus and Kristian Kostov’s Eurovision 2017 runner-up “Beautiful Mess.”
Though hints of the video and parts of the entry are shown in the video, Circus Mircus has been an act deliberately shrouded in mystery since their announcement on November 11, 2021.
A progressive rock band clearly influenced by ’70s outfits like The Alan Parsons Project, Georgia has again delighted the fandom with what is considered a “typically weird” Georgian entry. Though there is speculation over the band’s members, none have been publicly identified yet.
According to the initial announcement, the band is “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.”
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