Georgia: Circus Mircus release their Eurovision 2022 song: "Lock Me In"

Georgia's Circus Mircus have released their Eurovision 2022 entry. The group will perform "Lock Me In" in Turin during the second semi-final

Circus Mircus have been a mystery ever since Georgia's public broadcaster (GPB) announced them as the country's representatives.

Upon the announcement, the group released an introduction video that certainly created buzz but quickly after disappeared until recently when, through social media, started hinting at the song being ready.

"Lock Me In" is Georgia's bet for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 hoping to achieve better results as the country hasn't been in the Grand Final since 2016.

Georgia 2022: Circus Mircus – "Lock Me In"

The video of "Lock Me In" is all in black, with the text "This artist condemns Russia's invasion of Ukraine". In the YouTube description the band explains why the video is only audio:

Due to the war in Ukraine, we feel that it is not the right time to release our happy and colorful music video.

As per ESC guidelines, the submission deadline is near, so we decided to release only audio, while using the black background instead of the official music video footage, to express our share of solidarity towards our Ukrainian sisters and brothers.

We hope to post our music video in the near future, when these terrible events are over and our societies start getting back to normal.

And of course, Слава Україні! Героям слава!

Circus Mircus

Circus Mircus was established in Tbilisi, Georgia, by three "circus academy dropouts" at the end of 2020. One of the band members have said:

– We weren’t good enough, probably the worst in the crew, that’s why we became friends

The group is described as Sonically unique, Circus Mircus encompasses myriad of genres, intricately reflecting the inner world and the life experience of the each band member. The cornerstone of their philosophy lies in the complete neglect of musical frameworks.

Georgia in Eurovision Song Contest

Georgia 2010: Sofia Nizharadze - "Shine"

Georgia has participated in Eurovision 13 times since their debut in 2007, with the best result in 2010 and 2011 (9th place), and the worst result in 2014 and 2018 (came last in their Semi-final).

Georgia 2010: Sofia Nizharadze - "Shine"

The only year Georgia didn't participate was in 2009. They decided to send the song "We Don't Wanna Put In" to Moscow 2009, but because of a controversy about the lyrics in the song, EBU banned the song from participating, if the lyrics was not changed. GPB refused to change the lyrics, and withdrew from the contest.

Georgia has managed to qualify to the Grand Final 7 out of 13 times.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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