After the reveal of the competing artists at this year’s UMK, their entries are now gradually being released. The next entry to be released is “Jezebel” by The Rasmus. This follows after Cyan Kicks and BESS, who have released their respective entries for this year’s competition.
About The Rasmus
The Rasmus is arguably the most internationally recognised artist competing in UMK22. Having an extensive career, the band is most known for their iconic rock genre of music. The Rasmus’ career has spanned over four decades, and in that time the band has won two MTV EMA Awards in 2003 and 2005. An iconic staple of the European rock scene, The Rasmus have toured all around the continent and stretching as far as the United States and Japan.
Under the direction of lead singer Lauri Ylönen, the band’s music style is described as rock, which incorporates alternative rock, indie rock and pop rock, all of which can be heard on their UMK track – “Jezebel”. Speaking about their participation at UMK this year, Ylönen divulged that the song’s message is an ode to the Biblical figure:
Jezebel was a biblical troublemaker, who did things her own way and really shook things up. We wanted to introduce her to the modern-day world. The song is also a bit tongue-in-cheek, which is pretty unusual for The Rasmus.Lauri Ylönen, The Rasmus
Listen to “Jezebel” on streaming platforms
Listen to the competing entries at this year’s UMK by following our Spotify playlist below.
The remaining entries in this year’s competition will be released as follows:
|Artist||Entry||Date of Release|
|Younghearted||“Sun Numero”||18th January|
|Olivera||“Thank God I’m An Atheist”||19th January|
|Tommi Läntinen||“Elämä Kantaa Mua”||20th January|
|Isaac Sene||“Kuuma jäbä”||21st January|
Finland’s Eurovision Journey
Finland debuted in the 1961 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing 10th with Laila Kunnunen’s “Valoa ikkunassa.” Since then, they have competed 54 times, and appeared in the final 46 times. Finland has finished in the top 10 an impressive 13 times. They have won the contest once in 2006, with Lordi’s performance of “Hard Rock Hallelujah” getting 292 points. Finland’s most recent entry was “Dark Side” by Blind Channel. In the Final, they gained a total of 301 points, earning them 6th place.
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News Source: Yle
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