Czech “We Are Domi” Opening Tonight’s Eurovision Grand Final

The Eurovision 2022 grand final is almost upon us, promising to be packed full of the usual weird and wacky acts we’re used to seeing at the song contest.

The Czech Republic’s act We Are Domi promises a spectacle at Saturday night’s grand final in Turin, going up against favourites-to-win Ukraine‘s Kalush Orchestra.

They have been chosen to go first on stage, no doubt increasing the pressure on the group to impress. But who are the duo and what song will they perform at the grand final? Here is everything you need to know.

Who are We Are Domi?

While representing the Czech Republic, two of the trio are Norweigan and the band was formed in the UK for a project while studying at the Leeds College of Music in 2016, before getting together officially and producing singles in 2018.

Before performing in Thursday’s semi-final, guitarist Casper Hatlestad urged the ‘lads and lasses’ of Leeds to vote for them.

They told the BBC: ‘Leeds is our second home. We lived there for five years and we’ve been on the underground music scene for so many years and we were really, really inspired by it.’

The band’s vocals are led by Dominika Hašková, while Casper Hatlestad plays guitar and Benjamin Rekstad is on the keyboard. Despite being round for only a short time, the band has several former members – mostly drummers.

They are yet to release an album, but it will no doubt be in high demand on the back of their Eurovision final performance on Saturday.

What is We Are Domi’s Eurovision 2022 song?

The band is set to perform its ‘Lights Off’ hit single, which peaked at fifth place in the Czech Top 50 charts and 17th in the Top 100.

The song focuses on the moments after a break up and the effort that’s required to move on from a past relationship. Lead singer Dominika opens the track by singing about how she “lost her soul” and “forgot her way”.

For Eurovision, the stage is dark with flashes of white lights in time to the beat of the music. On the enormous background screens, an ancient statue is featured covered in black paint.

Watch their semi-final performance from Thursday below.

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