Today rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 kicked off. Countries rehearsing on Day 3 include Finland, Israel, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Malta, San Marino, Australia and Cyprus. First to rehearse today was Finland’s The Rasmus.
The Rasmus’ first rehearsal
The next act to take to the Eurovision 2022 stage at the Pala Alpitour in Turin was Finland’s The Rasmus. They will sing the song “Jezebel” at Eurovision 2022 after they were selected to represent Finland earlier this year.
Following The Rasmus’s first rehearsal a clip of their rehearsal was posted on TikTok. The clip showed them before and after they took to the Eurovision stage for the first time. The clip also gave us some insight into how well their first rehearsal went.
@eurovision @therasmusofficial ROCK OUT during their first rehearsal for Finland 🎸🎈 #Eurovision2022 #EurovisionTikTok #Eurovision ♬ original sound – Eurovision
What did we learn about The Rasmus’s staging?
The Rasmus have brought the party to the stage, but it might be a bit dark because those balloons are black. They are dressed in all yellow to help stand out against the dark staging. This remains quite similar to the national final with the use of yellow lighting as well. This concept won them UMK from an opening spot. If it’s not broke don’t fix it. Towards the end of their performance, The Rasmus make use of the fireworks and jet streams.
What did we think of Finland’s staging?
Following The Rasmus’s first rehearsal. Rory gave his initial reaction and impressions. You can check them out here:
@thateurosite #stitch with @eurovision Day 3 of rehearsals is kicking off with @therasmusofficial from #Finland! Taking what worked in @uudenmusiikinkilpailu and elevating it – definitely a fantastic opener to the semi-final! #eurovision #esc2022 #therasmus #jezebel ♬ original sound – thateurosite
About The Rasmus
The Rasmus are a Finnish rock band that formed in Helsinki in 1994. Of the four founding members, two remain: singer Lauri Ylönen and bass guitarist Eero Heinonen. The other two members in the band are drummer Aki Hakala and guitarist Emilia “Emppu” Suhonen, who joined the band this year. Charting in their homeland from the very beginning, The Rasmus found international success with their 2003 album “Dead Letters”. The Rasmus have gone on to sell over 350,000 albums in Finland and 5 million worldwide.
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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