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The Road to Eurovision 2022: the Rasmus (Finland)

It’s April and we have less than 60 days till the annual Eurovision contest that will happen next month. Get excited! If you don’t know what Eurovision is, I wrote a detailed post about the contest a couple of years ago. I am back with my series “Road to Eurovision”, predicting who will win this year’s contest. Each day, I will feature a song from one of the countries. Then, I will make my own predictions of who will make it to the finals and win the competition. Good luck to those who are competing!

You can check out my commentaries on past years:

2021 | 2019 | 2016

Let’s get started!


“Jezebel” by the Ruasmus

Last year, Finland rocked Eurovision with the epic track “Dark Side” by Blind Channel. This year, they are back with another rock track, this time with “Jezebel” by the Rasmus. The band worked with legendary songwriter Desmond Child to craft this rock song which is named after the Biblical figure Jezebel, Queen of Israel. The song is “about a girl who takes what she wants, without asking, a free spirit”. It is also “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 equal”.[1]

The song is a mediocre rock song. It has a great melody and vocals, and I love the guitar riffs. However, the energy isn’t there to make this a crowdpleaser at Eurovision. It is missing that “oompf” that Blind Channel had last year. The rocking energy featured in “Jezebel” is just at a constant pace, just subdued and hushed. I don’t see “Jezebel” making it to the finals as it isn’t a rock song for Eurovision, a music party that gets people hyped


My Eurovision 2021 Predictions

Here are my predictions for this year’s contest. These are my own opinions and I am not getting paid or endorsed for them.

First Round

(Note: I changed my prediction for Intelligent Music Project after a week of thinking about the song. I think they will be going to the finals as the song grew on me.)

CountryMy Prediction
Ronela Hajati (Albania)Finals!
Citi Zēni (Latvia)Finals!
Monika Liu (Lithuania)Will Not Go Through
Marius Bear (Switzerland)Will Not Go Through
Last Pizza Slice (Slovenia)Will Not Go Through
Kalush Orchestra (Ukraine)Finals!
Intelligent Music Project (Bulgaria)Finals!
S10 (the Netherlands)Finals!
Zdob și Zdub and Frații Advahov (Moldova)Will Not Go Through
Maro (Portugal)Finals!
Mia Dimšić (Croatia)Will Not Go Through
Reddi (Denmark)Finals!
Lumix featuring Pia Maria (Austria)Will Not Go Through
Systur (Iceland)Finals!
Amanda Tenfjord (Greece)Finals!
Subwoolfer (Norway)Finals!
Rosa Linn (Armenia)Will Not Go Through

Second Round

CountryMy Prediction
the Rasmus (Finland)Will Not Go Through

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References

[1] https://blabbermouth.net/news/the-rasmus-releases-new-single-jezebel

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