We move swiftly on from the first Baltic country to our second. Lithuania have never won the contest but finished in the top 10 as recently as 2016. After the explosion of noise that was their little-liked entry last year, their super long running national selection has resulted in a complete contrast – a quiet and subtle ballad. Will it return Lithuania to the grand final? Continue reading “Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #29 LITHUANIA – Ieva Zasimauskaitė – “When We’re Old””
One of the longest of all the national selections is also the last country to reach its national final. The long selection process didn’t help Lithuania much last year with a lowly result in the semi-final. Do any of the 6 finalists have what it takes and make Eurovision 2018 a happier hunting ground for Lithuania? Continue reading “Eurovision 2018 national selections: Eurovizijos dainų konkurso nacionalinė atranka (Lithuania preview)”
Someone has to receive the wooden spoon in the countdown, and I’m afraid that the (dis)honour this year falls on the largest of the three Baltic states, Lithuania. Last year, Lithuania also finished the lowest of the three Baltic countries in the preview countdown, but ultimately, Donny Montell brought Lithuania its first top 10 result in 10 years (and only 2nd time ever) and was the best of the Baltics. Can they defy their position again in this year’s countdown? Continue reading “Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #43 LITHUANIA – Fusedmarc – “Rain of Revolution””
The Baltic set is completed by the largest of the three, Lithuania, though, sad to say to my friend Aiva, among that three, they have the least success in the contest (to date anyway!). Their 2017 national selection has, at the time of writing, taken place a few days ago. I was a little late in putting this top 5 together in time for it (largely due to a party weekend in Brighton! Continue reading “My top 5 songs from…Lithuania”
We finally come to our first Baltic country, and perhaps appropriately, it’s the Baltic nation that has had the least success in Eurovision to date – Lithuania. While Estonia and Latvia both have a Eurovision win in the bag, Lithuania has only reached the top 10 once. But, they are regular qualifiers and this year, one of their more successful past artists makes a return to the content – Donny Montell, he of a very literal interpretation of his 2012 entry “Love Is Blind” and some impressive on-stage acrobatics. Can he go one better in Stockholm and give Lithuania only its second top 10 finish?
The final two returning artists are from Bulgaria and Lithuania. They had contrasting fortunes in their previous appearances, one making the final, the other not. How will they each fare this year? Continue reading “Eurovision 2016 returning artists part 3: Poli Genova for Bulgaria and Donny Montell for Lithuania”