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Meet The Rasmus, Finland representatives in Eurovision 2022

This year Finland has chosen The Rasmus as its representatives on Eurovision 2022 that will take place in Turin next May with the song “Jezebel”. But who are The Rasmus? In this article you will have the opportunity to know more about Finland’s band for Eurovision 2022.

About The Rasmus

The Rasmus rose to fame in 2003 thanks to their mega-hit “In The Shadows”. The song has already passed the 100 million streaming mark on Spotify, despite having been released many years before the streaming platform was born. While that mega-hit remains the band’s main reclaim, they have since gone on to release several platinum albums, winning numerous music industry awards.

Their first concert took place in 1994 under the name Sputnik as part of the Christmas celebrations at their school. A year later their first self-produced studio album was released right after they were discovered by manager Teja Kotilainen of Teja G. Records. The following year the band released their second studio album, which became very popular in the former Soviet republics. Thanks to this, they received the European Music Award for Best New Artist.

On their third album, their sound began to change from initial funk to hard rock, becoming the opening act for names such as the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. The departure of one of the former members at the end of the decade left the group badly affected, even so, in 2000 they introduced the “The” in their name so that the public would not confuse them with the Swedish DJ “Rasmus” and thanks to their new producer they evolved towards more commercial pop-rock. Years later, they met the famous producer Desmond Child and released several hits that were played all over the continent and were successful in the charts and on tour.

The band has stated that “Rasmus” as a name does not mean anything special, they simply chose the name because it sounded “very Finnish” and is easy to remember. Another band member stated that the name came from the words “trash” and “mosh” in Swedish.

Lyrics

Midnight, it’s time to put your face on
Game set, a killer shark in heels
I’m just the first shot on your hit list
High kicks, a predator on wheels
Woke up with bruises on my body
Hands tied, like Jesus on the cross
Your name’s in lipstick on the mirror

Jezebel
I don’t know how you got in my blood
Was it the dangerous things you do?
You always wanted to be a star
Jezebel
If you’re the hunter then I’m the prey
You lick your lips as you walk away
Your final kiss is to leave a scar
On a heart
Jezebel

At night you turn into a tiger
A girl who looks like she’s a boy
The world’s most ultimate survivor

Jеzebel (Jezеbel)
I don’t know how you got in my blood (Jezebel)
Was it the dangerous things you do? (Jezebel)
You always wanted to be a star
Jezebel (Jezebel)
If you’re the hunter then I’m the prey (Jezebel)
You lick your lips as you walk away (Jezebel)
Your final kiss is to leave a scar
On a heart

Sunrise, you crawl under the covers
Sleep tight until the dying sun
Tonight you’ll catch another lover
Jezebel

Jezebel (Jezebel)
I don’t know how you got in my blood (Jezebel)
Was it the dangerous things you do? (Jezebel)
You always wanted to be a star
Jezebel (Jezebel)
If you’re the hunter then I’m the prey (Jezebel)
You lick your lips as you walk away (Jezebel)
Your final kiss is to leave a scar
On a heart

Jezebel (Jezebel)
Jezebel (Jezebel)
Jezebel

Finland in Eurovision

Finland made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961. The capital, Helsinki, lies on the shores of the Baltic Sea.

Though Finland debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961, they had never placed in the top 5 until Lordi won the contest in 2006.

Finland’s victory in 2006 saw thousands of people gather in the Finnish capital, Helsinki, honking car horns, waving flags and singing Lordi’s song. It was a moment of celebration for a country that had never come close to victory in the Eurovision Song Contest, a testament to the country’s perseverance. Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat proclaimed: “It’s official: Hell has frozen over. Finland has won”.

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