One of the most famous bands with worldwide hits from Finland, The Rasmus, who are going to claim the representation of the Nordic country at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, gave an interview on BlabberMouth.net on 12th of January 2022 and revealed some interesting details regarding their entry, Jezebel.
The Rasmus collaborated with Desmond Child for Jezebel, with whom the have already worked again regarding their album “Black Roses”. Desmond Child has also worked with some of the biggest names of the world rock industry including KISS, BON JOVI, AEROSMITH and ALICE COOPER.
The singer Lauri Ylönen commented regarding their entry:
“It was awesome to work with Desmond again. He really knows how to put a hit song together.”
“‘Jezebel’ is about a girl who takes what she wants, without asking. A free spirit.”
On his behalf, Desmond Child said:
“Lauri gives me a call and says ‘Hey, I need to write the biggest, greatest song in the entire world ever. Will you do it [with me]?’ and I said ‘Yeah, but I am in Folegandros (Greece)’ and he says, ‘I’ll be right there.’
“‘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 are going to take part at Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2022/UMK 2022, the show that determines the Finnish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest. UMK 2022 is about to take place on 26th of February 2022 and the winner is going to emerge through the votes of the public and the jury.
The band’s song Jezebel, which is already the big favourite according to the bookmakers, is going to be released tonight at 00.01 ΕΕΤ and you can watch it below.
Last year Finland was represented by another rock group The Blind Channel and their song Dark Side. The qualified from the 5th place of the 2nd Semi-Final, while at the Grand Final they achieved the second best result of the country after their victory in 2006, 6th with 301 points.
If The Rasmus win the ticket for Turin, will they manage an even higher placement for Finland or even the victory? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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