Listen to Jezebel, The Rasmus' Eurovision bid for Finland
17 January 2022, 14:32 | Updated: 17 January 2022, 14:58
The In The Shadows rockers have have released their new single Jezebel, which will be used for their Eurovision bid.
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The Rasmus are competing for the chance to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Last week, it was confirmed that the Finnish rock band - who formed in 1994 - were set to release new single, Jezebel, for their Eurovision bid, and it's since been unleashed on the world with a helpful lyric video.
Unsurprisingly, it has all the hallmarks of a Eurovision anthem and comes complete with an infectious chorus, which will no doubt have the crowds singing in Turin.
The band - who are most known for their In Their Shadows single - are one of seven acts competing for the chance to represent their country, alongside Cyan Kicks, BESS, Younghearted, Olivera, Tommi Läntinen and Isaac Sene.
Meet the sensational 7️⃣ from Finland!— Eurovision Song Contest (@Eurovision) January 12, 2022
One of these artists will follow in the footsteps of @BlindChannelFIN and fly the Finnish flag in Turin! 🇫🇮@Yle_UMK takes place on Saturday 26 February!
🌟 Find out who's competing here: https://t.co/Xu4XProM1U #Eurovision #ESC2022 pic.twitter.com/u7ToZF9EP8
The responses to this news were overwhelmingly positive, with the band trending on Twitter and fans delighted they were taking part.
Pete said: "Haha wooooow. As if I didn't have enough reasons to watch Eurovision!"
Haha wooooow. As if I didn't have enough reasons to watch Eurovision! @samaunder49— Pete Crowson (@OnBetamax) January 12, 2022
Vicky added: "As you know I love #TheRasmus , therefore I’m very excited for this! I think I know who I want to win Eurovision this year! Go Finland!"
As you know I love #TheRasmus , therefore I’m very excited for this! 😆I think I know who I want to win Eurovision this year! Go Finland!— Vicky Ann ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤍🤎 (@VickyAnn28) January 12, 2022
Many couldn't believe how many years had passed since In The Shadows was released.
*finds out The Rasmus are gonna be in Eurovision* oh sweet, I love In the Shadows— Cassierole (@insanemilkhotel) January 12, 2022
*discovers said song came out in 2003...which is almost twenty years ago* pic.twitter.com/Lli9HXeo1S
And the memes were plentiful...
Me seeing The Rasmus trending pic.twitter.com/uYAIFjFK7J— A New Chapter - Children's Bookstore (@ANewChapterBks) January 12, 2022
If the band are selected to represent their country and they qualify through all the stages, they will head to Italy, the country of last year's winner's Maneskin.
Who won Eurovision 2021?
Maneskin won the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest with their song Zitti E Buoni
When is the Eurovision Song Contest 2022?
See the schedule below:
- First semi-final: 10th May 2022
- Second Semi-final: 12th May 2022
- Grand Final: 14th May 2022
Where will Eurovision 2022 be held?
This year's Eurovision Song Contest will be held at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy.