The Rasmus were the first band to perform in Thursday’s Semi-Final of the Turin 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, and their explosive performance saw them win through to Saturday’s final.
“Of course, we were always hoping to make it through to the finals,” the band said, “but the level of this year’s competition is so high that nothing can be taken for granted. We are eagerly looking forward to the Grand Final. We promise to go all out on Saturday.”
The second semi-final saw 18 acts competing for ten spots in the final. These 20 finalists will be joined by ‘The Big 5’ France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, who receive an automatic berth in the final as the contest’s biggest financial contributors.
“The Rasmus has been consistently confident since the early stages of UMK 2022, and it is an absolute thrill to see the renewed band in the Eurovision finals,” says Yle Producer Anssi Autio. “The band has a completely new show, which has been executed in a spectacular way, as Eurovision viewers all around Europe have undoubtedly noticed. In addition to the band, the production process has involved numerous Finnish and foreign professionals, and I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to all of them.”
The Rasmus are going to be the fourth act to perform at Saturday’s Grand Finale. Fans can vote for the band via phone, text or the official Eurovision app. Each act must sing live, while no live instruments are allowed.
The full Eurovision final list can be found at https://eurovision.tv/story/eurovision-22-grand-final-running-order-revealed