Today second rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 continued . Countries rehearsing on Day 6 for the second time include Iceland, Norway, Armenia, Finland, Israel, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Malta and San Marino. Next to rehearse today was Finland’s The Rasmus.
The Rasmus’ second rehearsal
Today we got to watch The Rasmus’ second rehearsal from the online Press Centre. We got an in-depth preview of how their performance will look on TV on Thursday 12th May, when they perform in the second Eurovision semi-final. You can watch a small clip of their second rehearsal here!
What can we see from Finland’s second rehearsal
Focuses on Lauri at the start he is holding a yellow balloon that he lets go of just before the first chorus! For the first verse the focus is purely on him. The lighting is very dark. Vocally it still isn’t the strongest but Lauri does put his whole personality into this!
When the chorus kicks in we see we get some yellow lighting introduced! We see all the band members rocking out! We also see the big black balloons covering the stage!
In the bridge Lauri takes off his jacket! Just before the bridge the lighting goes dark! Before an explosion of yellow lighting for the climax of the song! Which switches at times to just black and white lighting with white lasers!
What happened in The Rasmus’ first rehearsal?
After The Rasmus’ first rehearsal, Rory gave his initial thoughts on the snippet that we saw. You can see how he felt about their first rehearsal by checking our TikTok 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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