Welcome to an exhilarating ride through the sonic landscape of Eurovision 2022, where Finland’s very own rock legends, The Rasmus, took the stage by storm with their electrifying entry, “Jezebel.”

Prepare to be drawn into a whirlwind journey as we dissect the pulsating beats, the soaring vocals, and the fiery performance that set hearts racing among fans worldwide.

In this article, we’ll dive headfirst into the nitty-gritty of “Jezebel,” analyzing every riff, every lyric, and every heart-stopping moment of The Rasmus’s unforgettable Eurovision showcase.

I’ll also spill the tea on my personal take on the song and its live execution – did it hit all the right notes, or did it leave us wanting more?

And for those who can’t get enough of this Finnish rock anthem, we’ve got a complete transcript of the song’s lyrics, so you can sing, shout, and feel the power of “Jezebel” right alongside the band.

So, strap in and turn the volume up to eleven – we’re about to embark on a rock and roll adventure that celebrates Finland’s fierce contribution to the Eurovision legacy.

Let’s get into it!

This is the Eurovision Corgi review of “Jezebel” by The Rasmus for Eurovision 2022.

Who Is The Rasmus?

After fellow rockers Måneskin won Eurovision 2021, we all knew we’d get plenty of rock acts at Eurovision 2022 in Turin.

But when it was announced that Finnish rock sensation, The Rasmus, would be taking part, heads certainly began to turn!

The Rasmus are not just a band; they are a force to be reckoned with, boasting an international following and a discography that’s as diverse as it is impressive.

Their biggest hit, “In the Shadows,” is an anthem known across the globe, and it’s just one gem in a treasure trove of rock jewels since the band’s formation in 1994.

With their darkly glamorous aesthetic and a knack for crafting songs that resonate with fans worldwide, The Rasmus have etched their name into the annals of rock history.

The band’s journey has been nothing short of extraordinary, with a career spanning nearly three decades and a legacy that continues to grow.

Whether they’re representing Finland at Eurovision or rocking out on tour, The Rasmus are known for always bringing an energy that’s both infectious and inspiring.

Song Analysis – “Jezebel”

This song is a vibrant and powerful homage to a character named Jezebel, who embodies the essence of a free spirit and a bold personality that captures hearts and leaves a lasting impression.

Singer Lauri Ylönen explained in an interview that the song is about a “girl who takes what she wants without asking,” and that the song is “an homage, a tribute, to the strong women of today.”

This perspective shines through the lyrics, celebrating the strength and independence of a woman who is unafraid to live life on her own terms.

The lyrics paint a picture of Jezebel as a dynamic and almost untamable figure, “a killer shark in heels” and “a predator on wheels.”

There’s an air of danger and allure that surrounds her, as evidenced by the lines “I don’t know how you got in my blood / Was it the dangerous things you do?”

It’s clear that Jezebel’s charm is intoxicating, and her impact is undeniable, leaving “bruises on my body” and her name inscribed “in lipstick on the mirror.”

The song’s chorus further emphasizes the push and pull between being captivated and feeling hunted, with the singer acknowledging that if Jezebel is the hunter, then they are the prey.

The imagery of Jezebel “lick[ing] your lips as you walk away” and her “final kiss is to leave a scar / On a heart” suggests a love that is both passionate and perhaps destructive.

Jezebel is portrayed as the “world’s ultimate survivor,” hinting at her resilience and ability to navigate the complexities of life and relationships.

“Jezebel” is a lively tribute to a compelling and formidable character who is both admired and feared, loved and elusive. It’s a song that thrills with its energetic melody and captivates with its vivid storytelling.

Overall Impression

When the news broke that The Rasmus, Finland’s rock royalty, would grace the Eurovision stage, the air crackled with anticipation.

Fans and newcomers alike were on the edge of their seats, wondering if the band could live up to the sky-high expectations set by their storied career.

And oh, did they deliver!

With an engaging stage presence that could only be honed by years in the limelight, The Rasmus catapulted the energy of the contest to dizzying new heights.

The opening shot was nothing short of cinematic brilliance: Lauri Ylönen, gripping a solitary balloon, channeled a Pennywise-esque aura that was as captivating as it was chilling.

It was a moment that blurred the lines between the disturbing and the iconic, etching itself into the visual memory of Eurovision lore.

However, even rock legends are not immune to the tremors of live performance.

There were moments during their act that felt unexpectedly shaky – surprising, indeed, for a band with such a vast reservoir of experience. These brief lapses in their otherwise stellar performance might shed light on their 21st-place finish despite the electrifying show they put on.

In the grand tapestry of Eurovision’s history, The Rasmus’s participation is a vibrant thread, woven with the kind of raw energy and stagecraft that can only come from seasoned artists.

Their journey to the finals was a testament to their enduring appeal and the magnetic pull of their music.

While the leaderboard may not have reflected their legendary status, their performance at Eurovision 2022 was a rock odyssey that will not soon be forgotten!

The Rasmus – “Jezebel” – Lyrics

Midnight, it’s time to put your face on
Game set, a killer shark in heels
I’m just the first shot on your hit list
High kicks, a predator on wheels

Woke up with bruises on my body
Hands tied, like Jesus on the cross
Your name’s in lipstick on the mirror

Jezebel
I don’t know how you got in my blood
Was it the dangerous things you do?
You always wanted to be a star

Jezebel
If you’re the hunter then I’m the prey
You lick your lips as you walk away
Your final kiss is to leave a scar
On a heart

Jezebel

At night you turn into a tiger
A girl who looks like she’s a boy
The world’s most ultimate survivor

Jеzebel (Jezеbel)
I don’t know how you got in my blood (Jezebel)
Was it the dangerous things you do? (Jezebel)
You always wanted to be a star

Jezebel (Jezebel)
If you’re the hunter then I’m the prey (Jezebel)
You lick your lips as you walk away (Jezebel)
Your final kiss is to leave a scar
On a heart

Sunrise, you crawl under the covers
Sleep tight until the dying sun
Tonight you’ll catch another lover

Jezebel

Jezebel (Jezebel)
I don’t know how you got in my blood (Jezebel)
Was it the dangerous things you do? (Jezebel)
You always wanted to be a star

Jezebel (Jezebel)
If you’re the hunter then I’m the prey (Jezebel)
You lick your lips as you walk away (Jezebel)
Your final kiss is to leave a scar
On a heart

Jezebel (Jezebel)
Jezebel (Jezebel)
Jezebel

Final Thoughts

Alas, we must now close the curtains on The Rasmus’s spectacular foray into this grand musical arena.

Their performance was a high-octane display of the indomitable spirit that defines both the band and the contest itself.

The Rasmus didn’t just play; they set the stage alight with the kind of fiery presence that only true rock icons can ignite.

Now, it’s your turn to step into the spotlight.

What did you think of “Jezebel” and The Rasmus’s performance? Did they rock your world or leave you craving more? Drop your thoughts and riffs in the comments below – we’re all ears and can’t wait to hear your reviews!

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