Lights Off

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"Lights Off"
We Are Domi – Lights Off (ESC version).webp
Single by We Are Domi
Released6 December 2021
Length2:58 (original version)
2:59 (Eurovision version)
Songwriter(s)
  • Einar Eriksen Kvaløy
  • Abigail Frances Jones
  • Dominika Hašková
  • Casper Hatlestad
  • Benjamin Rekstad
We Are Domi singles chronology
"Come Get Lost"
(2021)
"Lights Off"
(2021)
"High-Speed Kissing"
(2022)
Alternative cover
Original version cover
Original version cover
Music video
"Lights Off" on YouTube
Eurovision Song Contest 2022 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
English
Composer(s)
  • Einar Eriksen Kvaløy
  • Abigail Frances Jones
  • Dominika Hašková
  • Casper Hatlestad
  • Benjamin Rekstad
Lyricist(s)
  • Einar Eriksen Kvaløy
  • Abigail Frances Jones
  • Dominika Hašková
  • Casper Hatlestad
  • Benjamin Rekstad
Finals performance
Semi-final result
4th
Semi-final points
227
Final result
22nd
Final points
38
Entry chronology
◄ "Omaga" (2021)

"Lights Off" is a song performed by Czech-Norwegian electropop band We Are Domi. The song represented the Czech Republic in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy.[1]

Lyrics

The lyrics of "Lights Off" discuss the act of moving on from a break up. The song's opening showcases feelings of regret and despair, the band's lead singer Dominika sings about how she "lost her soul" and "forgot her way". The chorus reinforces the theme of break-ups most notably with the line "where are you now when I miss you, you’re sailing around in my peripheral, where are you?" The second verse possesses a more uplifting and powerful message as she mentions that she's "small but mighty"; this positive message is contrasted with her temptation to close herself off as she sings that she'll "build a fortress" and "be the wall".[2]

Eurovision Song Contest

Before Eurovision

Eurovision Song CZ 2022 was the national final organised by Česká Televize in order to select the Czech entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. The competition involved seven contestants and took place between 7 and 15 December 2021. The winner was determined by the combination of votes from a twelve-member international jury panel (50%), an international public vote (25%) and a Czech public vote (25%). Both the international and Czech public vote were held via the official Eurovision Song Contest app. "Lights Off" came first with both the jury and the international televote but it only came fourth with the Czech televote, it won the competition with 21 points, 4 more than the runner-up.

At Eurovision

On 25 January 2022, an allocation draw was held which placed each country participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. The Czech Republic competed in the second semi-final, held on 12 May 2022, the last of the 18 countries to perform.[3][4] They were one of 10 countries that received enough votes to advance to the final of the competition,[5] where they were drawn to perform in the first half of the show and placed as the first entry out of 25.[6] They placed 22nd out of the 25 acts that performed with 38 points.[7]

Charts

Chart performance for "Lights Off"
Chart (2022) Peak
position
Czech Republic (Rádio – Top 100)[8] 17
Czech Republic (Rádio – Top 50 CZ)[9] 5
Lithuania (AGATA)[10] 43
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 4
UK Download (OCC)[12] 27

References

  1. ^ "Czech out the latest Eurovision participants: We Are Domi 🇨🇿". Eurovision.tv. EBU. 16 December 2021. Retrieved 17 December 2021.
  2. ^ ""Where are you now?" – We Are Domi's "Lights Off" lyrics are about moving on from a break-up". wiwibloggs. 6 January 2022. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Eurovision 2022: Which Semi-Final is your country performing in? 🇮🇹". Eurovision.tv. EBU. 25 January 2022. Retrieved 25 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2022 Second Semi-Final". Eurovision.tv. EBU. 25 January 2022. Archived from the original on 29 March 2022. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Eurovision 2022: Ireland's Brooke fails to qualify for the final". BBC News. 12 May 2022.
  6. ^ "Eurovision 2022: The Grand Final running order". Eurovision.tv. 13 May 2022. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  7. ^ "Eurovision 2022 results: Full scoreboard and points". radiotimes.com. 14 May 2022. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  8. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 202205 into search. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  9. ^ "Rádio Top 50 CZ: We Are Domi – Lights Off" (in Czech). IFPI Czech Republic. Retrieved 7 May 2022.
  10. ^ "2022 20-os savaitės klausomiausi (Top 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 20 May 2022. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 20". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  12. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 May 2022.