The Rasmus are considered one of Finland’s greatest bands and so they’re again as Finland’s Eurovision 2022 act. If you recognise the title of the band, however cannot fairly bear in mind why – The Rasmus grew to become well-known worldwide with its hit In The Shadows, which got here out in 2003.
With frontman Lauri Ylönen, they’ve a number of platinum albums and worldwide excursions below their belts. Lauri’s nickname is “Lintu” which is the Finnish equal for chicken which explains the crow feathers he wears in his hair.
First fashioned in 1994, they now have a brand new guitarist, Emppu, who beforehand performed with Finnish lady band TikTak, who now performs alongside bassist Eero and guitarist Aki.
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For this yr’s Eurovision, the band will likely be performing Jezebel, a tune which was written by Lauri and Desmond Child – who wrote songs for rock legends Kiss, Bon Jovi and Aerosmith.
Lauri beforehand informed NME: “It is about a girl who takes what she wants, without asking. A free spirit. Jezebel is an homage, a tribute, to the strong women of today, who own their bodies, who are in charge of their sensuality, their sexuality, and who are determined to be an equal.”
The Rasmus carried out Jezebel stay on Thursday in the course of the Eurovision second semi-final, qualifying for the competitors alongside Belgium, the Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, Poland, Estonia, Australia, Sweden, Romania and Serbia. Ireland had been sadly eradicated from the content material.
The grand ultimate – the principle present which is fashionable with hundreds of thousands of individuals internationally – will likely be stay from Turin, Italy, on Saturday night time. It will kick off at 8pm and will likely be aired on BBC One for UK viewers.