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The Rasmus bring “Jezebel” to Eurovision in Concert 2022

The tenth Eurovision 2022 artist for EiC 2022

The Rasmus is the latest addition to the line-up of Eurovision in Concert 2022. The Finnish rock group will perform their Eurovision entry “Jezebel” in Amsterdam on April 9th.

The Rasmus won Finland’s UMK22 by being the clear favourite of the public and the international juries. They will represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with the song “Jezebel”.

The Rasmus was formed in 1994 in Helsinki and was first named just as Rasmus. Already their first full-length album Peep, released in 1996, charted in Finland and was certified as a gold record after selling over 21 thousand copies. In 2003 the group struck gold when they released the song “In the Shadows”. The song charted all over the world and gave the group top 10 hit in many European countries. Currently song has over 122 million streams on Spotify.

For the first time since 1999, the group’s line-up had some changes just before it was announced they will take part in Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu. One of the founding members of the band, Pauli Rantasalmi announced he will leave the group. The new guitarist Emppu Suhonen has previously been part of girl group Tiktak, who also had major success in Finland in late 1990s and early 2000s.

Recently due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine the group cancelled their concerts in Russia and Ukraine. After performing on multiple festivals in Finland this summer, they are set to tour Europe later this year, from October to November. They will perform in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Also confirmed to perform at Eurovision in Concert 2022

More acts for the concert will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Eurovision 2021 host Edsilia Rombley and Cornald Maas will host the evening. Maggie MacNeal will also perform on the stage of AFAS Live as a supporting act. She represented The Netherlands back in 1974 as part of the duo Mouth & MacNeal and in 1980 as a solo artist with “Amsterdam”. The second supporting act was recently announced – Linda Wagenmakers will warm up the stage with her 2000 entry “No Goodbyes”.

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Sami Luukela

I started watching Eurovision back in 2006, when I was only 10 and couldn't stay up to see Lordi winning. I attended my first contest in 2013 in Malmö. I'm studying journalism and I love music — you will probably never see me without my headphones on.

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