Dive into the electrifying world of Eurovision 2022 with Czechia’s standout entry, “Lights Off” by We Are Domi!

With this article, we’re taking you on a journey through the pulsating beats and heartfelt lyrics of this unforgettable song.

We’ll break down the intricate layers of its meaning, explore some personal reflections on the band’s dynamic performance, and provide you with a full transcript of the lyrics that have undoubtedly found a permanent spot in many playlists.

So, turn the lights off, crank up the volume, and let’s relive the magic that We Are Domi brought to the Eurovision stage!

This is the Eurovision Corgi review of “Lights Off” by We Are Domi for Eurovision 2022.

Who Is We Are Domi?

We Are Domi is an electrifying electropop band that brought a fresh and vibrant energy to the Eurovision stage as Czechia’s representative in 2022.

The trio, consisting of Czech vocalist Dominika Hašková and Norwegian musicians Casper Hatlestad on guitar and Benjamin Rekstad on keyboard, seamlessly blends their diverse backgrounds to create a unique and captivating sound.

Fun fact: Dominika Hašková, the charismatic lead singer, is the daughter of legendary Czech ice hockey player Dominik Hašek, bringing a touch of star power and national pride to the group.

Meanwhile, Casper and Benjamin, both seasoned musicians, complement her with their expert instrumentation and production skills, making We Are Domi a powerhouse of talent and creativity.

We Are Domi’s journey to Eurovision began with their victory in the national selection, ESCZ 2022, where they demonstrated their compelling artistry and stage presence.

Their selection was a clear indication of their potential to captivate audiences, and they did not disappoint at the grand event in Turin.

Song Analysis – “Lights Off”

“Lights Off” is a catchy but introspective electropop anthem that delves into the emotional turmoil of navigating life after a significant change, such as a breakup.

The song opens with the poignant admission, “I lost my soul, forgot my way,” immediately setting a tone of vulnerability and confusion.

Navigating the confusion of the situation, the song’s protagonist reflects on the mistakes they’ve made and the pain that comes with change, yet they also recognize their own growth, as highlighted by the line, “But people say, ‘My, how you’ve grown.'”

From there, the chorus, with its repeated question, “Where are you now?” captures the longing and sense of loss that lingers after a relationship ends.

The imagery of the ex-lover “sailing around in my peripheral” suggests that while they are no longer a central part of the narrator’s life, their presence is still felt, haunting the edges of their consciousness.

In a bid to cope with the upheaval, our narrator tries various forms of change—switching jobs, lovers, furniture, and even bed covers—in an attempt to find solace and regain control.

However, despite these efforts, they acknowledge that some things, like a broken heart, cannot be easily fixed, leading to the resigned refrain, “So turn the lights off.”

The second verse introduces a sense of determination and resilience.

Our narrator declares her intention to “ring the changes” and build a fortress, symbolizing her resolve to protect herself and regain her strength. The line, “I’ll be a queen, invincible,” underscores her aspiration to rise above these struggles and emerge stronger.

All in all, “Lights Off” is a song about the complexities of healing and moving on. It captures the pain of loss, the struggle for self-reinvention, and the enduring hope for a brighter future.

With its catchy melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and dynamic performance, We Are Domi’s “Lights Off” resonates deeply, making it a standout entry in Eurovision 2022.

Overall Impression

It’s hard to overstate how addicting “Lights Off” is.

Every member of We Are Domi looked like they were having the time of their life on stage, making it impossible not to get caught up in their infectious energy. This is absolutely one of those songs that commands you to get up and dance.

Of course, for a song with the name “Lights Off,” We Are Domi certainly had no problem putting on the coolest light display in all of Eurovision 2022!

With catchy music, stylish effects, and strobe lights galore, their performance was an unforgettable 3 minutes that left a lasting impression on everyone who watched.

Though there was a bit of a crash to the high energy around We Are Domi…

While I’m glad that We Are Domi made it to the Grand Final, it was shocking to see them go from a very strong 4th place finish in the semi-final to only coming 22nd on the big night.

Furthermore, most of their points came from the jury rather than the televote, which was surprising given their electrifying performance and broad appeal.

But what’s Eurovision without surprising and often chaotic results?

Nevertheless, “Lights Off” has an unshakeable spot in my personal playlist, and We Are Domi are very high on the list of names that I’d like to see return to Eurovision in the future!

Their talent and stage presence make them a perfect fit for the competition, and I can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

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We Are Domi – “Lights Off” – Lyrics

I lost my soul, forgot my way
There’s no mistakes that I’ve not made
Changes hurt and I’m alone
But people say, ”My, how you’ve grown”

Try changing jobs, try changing lovers
Changing my furniture, changing my bed covers
I’ve changed my heart, but there’s not a chance
So turn the lights off

Where are you now when I miss you?
You’re sailin’ around in my peripheral
Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Where are you now?

I’ll ring the changes, make a plan
I’m small but mighty yes I can
I’ll build a fortress, I’ll be the wall
I’ll be a queen, invincible

Try changing jobs, try changing lovers
Changing my furniture, changing my bed covers
I’ve changed my heart, but there’s not a chance
So turn the lights off

Where are you now when I miss you?
You’re sailin’ around in my peripheral
Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Where are you now?

Once again I’m left without control
I’m far away, but can you hear me call?
Where are you now?

Where are you now when I miss you?
You’re ѕailin’ around in my peripheral
Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Where аre you now?

Final Thoughts – “Lights Off”

It’s clear that with “Lights Off,” We Are Domi delivered a performance that will keep us dancing in the dark for a long time.

What did you think of their electrifying Eurovision entry? Share your thoughts in the comments below—we’d love to hear your take!

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