Lithuania have been continuing to increase their success in the contest after two consecutive qualifications and a top 10 finish last year. After the longest national final of the season, will they continue that trend and find a song that can crack the top 5 or even win?
Let’s find out.
Paula- “Let U Go”
The Lithuanian Ariana Grande. Paula looks and sounds great and she has some sultry moves to go with the song. This sis a radical departure for Lithuania, this is very contemporary and could do very well for them. I don’t necessarily enjoy the electronic whining in the background, but I cannot deny that this is a strong entry.
My score: 7.5/10
Fusedmarc- “Rain of Revolution”
A funky electronic song, Fusedmarc has a good voice and the song is decent. It reminds me somewhat of the theme tune to British Drama “Hustle”. It isn’t a stand out song for me and this would be completely lost on the Eurovision stage.
My score: 5.5/10
Kotryna Juodzevičiūtė- “Love Shadow”
This trying to be contemporary and cool with a hip hop vibe, yet it falls flat. I am not disputing Koryna as a performer and there are times in the song where she shows how strong her voice is, but the song does nothing for me. It isn’t a winner.
My score: 5/10
Gabrielius Vagelis- “Feel Myself Free”
Beautiful voice but the song just plods along with no dynamism. Will get lost in the “Sea of Ballads” we have already for the contest.
My score: 4/10
Greta Zazza- “Like I Love You”
This could give you a headache. Greta is a charismatic performer and can dance, even if her vocals are suspect at times. The song is just not that great and the electronic/synthesised voices on the track just make it irritating.
My score: 4.5/10
Gytis Ivanauskas– “Get Frighten”
This is just pure 80’s club music like a remix of Yazz’- “The Only Way is Up”. If Lithuania choose this it would be a radical departure, a drag queen representing a former Soviet state, FABULOUS!! The song isn’t fantastic and it wouldn’t do that good at the contest but would be entertaining.
My score: 6/10
Aiste Pilvelyte- “I’m Like A Wolf”
There is something sexual and predatory about this song and performance. If anything it makes it somewhat more interesting. The repetitive refrain of “I’m Like A Wolf” really starts to grate on you after the 50th time you have heard it and I for one switched off.
My score: 4/10
Not the strongest selection, but some interesting entries and one that could do very well in Kyiv.
My top 3:
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