Zühlke will compete in Finland’s Eurovision national final Uuden Musiikin Kilpailiu (UMK) 2017 with the song “Perfect Villain”. The track is a fiery song about being in a relationship with someone who is very opposite. As Zülke sings, “Guess every hero needs a perfect villain”.

The song is about someone who has come into Zühlke’s life and messed up her cool. She sings, “I used to think I was a fighter/I was always flying higher/Till I met you”.

Zühlke looks to the world of comics to fully describe the emotional disruption she’s experiencing. She wonders, “What would the X-Men do if they came to the rescue? Would they lose their powers too if their Kryptonite was you?” (But she had better watch out — those lyrics contain a couple of trademarked terms held by Marvel Comics and DC comics respectively. It’s something the Eurovision rules don’t allow.)

Zühlke is also planning to show her lover how important she is. “One day I’ll go undercover/Maybe then you will discover that without me, baby you’re incomplete.”

“Perfect Villain” – Zülke (lyrics)

I used to think I was a fighter
I was always flying higher
Till I met you, you, you
Look what you do

Now I’m tripping up all over
I feel wasted while I’m sober
Because of you, you, you
And what you do, do, do
Yeah

You twist me round your little finger
But still somehow
You got me chasing you

What would the X-Men do
If they came to the rescue?
Would they lose their powers too
If their Kryptonite was you?

It’s killing me
That you make me feel so weak
Guess every hero needs
A perfect villain

Got me running round in circles
While I’m dodging all your hurdles
We never stop
It’s so messed up

One day I’ll go undercover
Maybe then you will discover
That without me
Baby, baby you’re incomplete

Oh, I twist you round
Your little finger
And still somehow
You’ll want me chasing you

What would the X-Men do
If they came to the rescue?
Would they lose their powers too
If their Kryptonite was you?

It’s killing me
That you make me feel so weak
Guess every hero needs
A perfect villain

It goes on and on and on
Should have known it all along
Keep it up and I’ll be gone, gone, gone

What would the X-Men do
If they came to the rescue?
Would they lose their powers too
If their Kryptonite was you?

It’s killing me
That you make me feel so weak
Guess every hero needs
A perfect villain

What would the X-Men do
If they came to the rescue?
Would they lose their powers too
If their Kryptonite was you?

It’s killing me
That you make me feel so weak
Guess every hero needs
A perfect villain

Photo credit: YLE

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4 years ago

I hope either her or Emma win.