In Georgia there has been another internal selection by the broadcaster GPB. Like the Norwegian band Subwoolfer, the Georgian band Circus Miscus preserve their real identities. In a letter from the band to the EBU they have explained their mystic mission, a compilation of different musicians who do not follow a certain music style.
The band consists of four musicians, who have a circus background. Until now they have released 11 singles like “Musicien” , “Semi-pro” or “23:34” .
Georgian entries have always surprised with new music and styles, more or less successful in Eurovision. The song “Lock Me In” is no exception. It’s definitely a song with a certain kind of catchiness and a very memorable chorus. In one of this year’s pre parties in Israel the band has been rocking the stage. Indeed they are real and demystified. A cool band though.
Top 10: 2
Georgia’s first year in the Eurovision Song Contest was in Helsinki 2007. With the great song “Visionary Dream” by Sopho, Georgia has been celebrating its debut in the ESC. Armenia joined one year earlier and Azerbaijan another year later. Over all it can be considered as great enrichment having the Caucasian countries in the contest, as they often bring high quality entries and a big passion for this event. Of course not many people are aware of the music scene from this part of the world. That’s why the Caucasian countries are so keen in participating as this is one of the highest acclaimed TV shows of the year. Furthermore ESC is the perfect platform to get the world’s attention on a big scale with more than 200 million TV spectators. For a country like Georgia it’s a great opportunity to show the music variety in the greatest music show of the world.
The Georgian entries were always surprising, and Georgia has reached the Grand Final seven times. A Top10 rank could be reached two times, the chance for this is statistically at 15%, which is slightly decreasing. Unfortunately, the entries since 2017 did not pass the semi-finals anymore. At least Georgia could shine in the Junior Eurovision Song contest, with three victories it’s the most successful country in that contest. Also last year Tornike Kipiani was not able to stop this trend, he came 16th in the semi-final, which means no qualification for the Grand Final.
Since 2007 Georgia is participating every year, but in 2009 the Georgian delegation has decided to withdraw, because the song “We Don't Wanna Put In” by Stephane & 3G has been interpreted as a provocation against the Russian president Putin – “We don’t Wanna Put In” and the contest in that year was held in Moscow.
Due to the fact that the Caucasian countries are located in the very south east corner of Europe, the neighbour countries like Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran do have an impact in the musical influence in an unequivocally strong way. Therefore it’s a pleasure to watch songs and performances from the Caucasian countries with such a great creativity in composition and stage shows, as this kind of music is not that well known in Western Europe. But there are traditional and also modern tunes as well.