Although at the beginning of this year’s Eurovision season I pointed out that I do not want countries to copy Maneskin and that they should not choose rock performances in order to try to repeat the triumph of Italy. Luckily there aren’t a lot of rock performances which means there was no point in copying the style of last year’s winner.
Georgia has not managed to reach the finals since 2016, so they are trying to find the ideal song by internal selection. This year Georgia is represented by the band Circus Mircus with the song Lock Me In. For some reason, I had high expectations from this band and I was not disappointed at all.
The song Lock Me In is a very high-quality rock song and that sound irresistibly reminds me of the songs of the mega-popular band Gorillaz. The song is very well made and excellent in production. I hadn’t researched Circus Mircus before, and considering the name of the band, I assumed it was some kind of folk group. That’s why you should never judge by the cover of a book.
I noticed that Eurovision fans don’t really like this song. This is a very specific style and as such it has its own audience. The song is very good but I don’t know if it will come to the fore on the Eurovision stage. I think it would be great to complete at some alternative music festival.
I think this is one of the better songs that deserved attention and I hope that the jury and the audience will not underestimate it and that they will get fair points. I think that Lock Me In deserves to make it to the finals but it probably won’t happen, but I hope it will be different. Maybe if there’s great staging, the song will grab the audience’s attention. I wish all the best to Georgia. My rating for the song Lock Me In is 7/10.