Denmark’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 was nothing short of a spectacle, as the all-female rock band REDDI took the stage by storm with their electrifying anthem, “The Show.”

This quartet of fiery musicians brought a wave of empowerment and an unyielding punk-rock spirit that made the audience sit up and take notice.

In this article, we’re set to dissect the vibrant beats of “The Show,” delve into the empowering lyrics that resonate with the rebel in all of us, and share the sheer magnetism of REDDI’s performance.

Prepare to relive the energy, the empowerment, and the rock ‘n’ roll that set this year’s Eurovision stage ablaze!

This is the Eurovision Corgi review of “The Show” by REDDI for Eurovision 2022.

Who Is REDDI?

REDDI is a powerhouse pop-punk rock band hailing from Denmark, composed of the dynamic talents of Ihan Haydar on drums, Agnes Roslund on guitar, Ida Bergkvist on bass, and Mathilde “Siggy” Savery on vocals.

This formidable quartet brings an electrifying presence to the stage, showcasing that women can indeed rock out and command the scene with their fierce independence and musical prowess.

The band was selected to represent Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with their anthemic track “The Show” after emerging victorious in the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, Denmark’s prestigious music competition that selects its Eurovision entry.

Their selection was a testament to their unique style and the energy they bring, promising to shake things up at the Eurovision stage with their vibrant performance and rock sensibilities.

REDDI’s participation was a statement of empowerment, aiming to inspire and demonstrate that female bands can shine brightly in the music industry, traditionally dominated by male acts.

They were ready to set the Eurovision stage alight with their passion, drive, and, most importantly, their rocking good tunes!

Song Analysis – “The Show”

Get ready to dive into the empowering and electrifying lyrics of “The Show” by REDDI, which rocked the stage at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest representing Denmark!

This song is a vibrant anthem of self-empowerment, resilience, and the determination to overcome adversity.

 From the very first lines, we’re thrust into a narrative of someone who’s faced the pressure to conform since childhood, being told to fit in and feeling abandoned when they needed support the most.

But hold on because this isn’t a story of defeat…

Oh no, no, no, this is a tale of triumph and unapologetic self-assertion!

The chorus is a defiant roar, a declaration that the protagonist will not be swayed or stopped.

“You can try me, you can’t stop me,” they proclaim, signaling a fierce refusal to let anyone else dictate their life. This is someone who has decided to take control, to be true to themselves, and to keep “up with the show” no matter what.

The lyrics resonate with anyone who’s ever felt like an outsider, who’s been weighed down by others’ expectations but has found the strength to rise above and show the world who they truly are.

It’s a universal message that hits home: embrace your individuality, stand tall, and keep going strong.

The relentless energy of the song, punctuated by a rocking guitar solo, is a musical embodiment of the song’s message to keep pushing forward and to live boldly and authentically.

So, crank up the volume and let “The Show” be your battle cry, reminding you that no matter what life throws at you, you’ve got the power to face it head-on and shine!

Overall Impression

From the moment REDDI took the Eurovision stage, the air was charged with an undeniable sense of empowerment and exhilaration.

Their song “The Show” is a rollercoaster ride that starts with the tender vulnerability of a ballad before erupting into a full-throttle rock anthem.

It’s a juxtaposition that I found absolutely fitting, capturing the essence of transformation from introspection to unbridled self-expression.

A special round of applause is due for Ihan Haydar, whose performance on the drums was nothing short of sensational. Her infectious energy and joy were the heartbeat of the show, driving the performance forward and infusing it with a level of excitement that was palpable, even through the screen.

I’ve noticed some listeners haven’t been shy about voicing their critiques, with the song’s structure being a particular point of contention.

While some are enamored with the emotional ballad that opens the song, others are all about the raw energy of the rock segment that follows. However, I stand firmly on the side of admiration for both.

The emotional build-up and release showcased in “The Show” made for a refreshing and fun experience, a musical journey that reflects the ups and downs of life itself.

It’s true that the Eurovision stage in Turin saw a surge of rock acts, likely inspired by Måneskin’s triumph in Rotterdam the year before. Contestants even included big names like The Rasmus for Finland and Achille Lauro representing San Marino.

This undoubtedly set the bar high and crowded the field with similar energy.

In a different year, with fewer rock entries, I’m convinced REDDI would have sailed through to the grand final. Their energetic sound and empowering stage presence had all the makings of a finalist, yet sometimes timing is everything.

Despite this, REDDI’s contribution to Eurovision 2022 was memorable, impactful, and a testament to the power of rock music to move and unite people across borders.

REDDI – “The Show” – Lyrics

All the things you said when I was just a kid
Telling me that I, I needed to fit in
Year after year, I never understood
How you could’ve dropped me when I needed you the most

If this is what I want
That’s how it’s gonna be
I am not afraid of what’s in front of me

You can try me
You can’t stop me
And I will never let it go
I will keep up with the show
I’m not sorry
This is all me
And I will never let it go
I will keep up with the show

So you, you, you
You can try me

All the things that I, I wanted to forget
The words that you said kept playing in my head
You never followed and now you’re blocked
And now and forever, I’ll show you what I’ve become

If this is what I want
That’s how it’s gonna be
I am not afraid of what’s in front of me

You can try me
You can’t stop me
And I will never let it go
I will keep up with the show
I’m not sorry
This is all me
And I will never let it go
I will keep up with the show

You can try me
You can’t stop me
And I will never let it go
I will keep up with the show
I’m not sorry
This is all me
And I will never let it go
I will keep up with the show

And I will never let it go
I will keep up with the show
So you, you, you
(One, two, three, four)

You, you, you
You can try me

Final Thoughts – “The Show”

As the final chords of “The Show” fade out and the stage lights dim, one thing is crystal clear—REDDI has left their mark on the Eurovision legacy.

Their performance was a crescendo of empowerment and a symphony of rock that resonated with many of us. The band didn’t just play music; they sparked a joyous fire that won’t be extinguished anytime soon.

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

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