passionpop: (southpark)
Semi final 2
Artist: Fusedmarc
Song: Rain of Revolution
Odds: $81

Word of the day
Taip - Yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...

The highlight of this song is the subdued backing vocals at the end of the chorus when Viktorija Ivanovskaja is cutting sick with the “Yeahs”. The low-light is that this is considered Alternative music, yet there is a fair bit of Beyonce in there.

According to the supplied bio on Fusedmarc, “In 2005 they were called the Breakthrough of the Lithuanian Alternative scene”. What is Alternative? This has so many contemporary elements that it is hard to disassociate it from the mainstream. It is not even interesting like Rona Nusliu was when she represented Albania. Luthuanians can get interesting, but this is not an example of that.

Stasys Žakas job within Fusedmarc is to create the visuals, so this could yet produce something amazing. Pretentious maybe, but potentially interesting.

Fusedmarc is not first attempt at being less mainstream. We are all owed an explanation for 2002

passionpop: (completely)
Previous Entries: 16
Wins 0
First Entry: 1994 Ovidijus Vyšniauskas - Lopšinė mylimai
Most Recent entry: 2015 Monika Linkytė & Vaidas Baumila – This Time
National Anthem: Tautiška giesmė


Donny Montell - I've Been Waiting For This Night

It is a nice little pop song about a guy getting his cherry popped that is sung by a 28 year old. At first I thought the girl I the clip was a hooker. She probably is and the club scene is there to hide the fact that he had to pay. At least she would have taught him well.

What I am looking forward to with this song is the dance moves Donny gave us in 2012. More dodgy dance and more one hand cartwheels. You cannot get enough of that in Eurovision. Talent and originality would be nice, but circus tricks will do at a pinch.

This song is in the bottom half with the bookmakers, but Donny also started in the bottom 15 in 2015 and still got to the final and finished 18th, and considering this song is a lot better than that was, I think this will get through, just…

The only thing Donny has is he is a pretty young boy. Much prettier than Lithuania’s first entry in 1994

passionpop: (dead)
Population 2 921 920
Area: 65 300 km2
Language: Lithuanian
Eurovision attendances: 15
Eurovision wins: 0

Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila - This Time

It is so nice that Monika Linkytė finally got to go to Eurovision on her 6th attempt… and then there was her attempt to go to Junior Eurovsiion.

The song is a little too Mumford and Sons for me. It is cute and will get radio airplay, but it is not special and even the bookmakers are putting it in the bottom half of this year’s event. They may be harsh. It is a catchy song with a kitschy performance and good looking performers. That has to get them in the top half just…

Lithuania had an Idol style selection to find the singer for 2015, but two of the top 3 decided to form a duo and we ended up with this. Thank you Lithuania….

In 2004 Lithuania sent a duo to Eurovision which not only did not qualify for the final, but it came last in the semi.

passionpop: (sweet and innocent)
This is all of the semi final 2 performers this year. SPOILER ALERT this has details of their performances as well as a link to their rehearsals. If you want to keep how dire the acts are a surprise, please stop reading now

There is always one Eurovision semi that is far better than the other. This is not the better semi.


full list of second semi finalists )

so in short, I doubt anything from this semi will win or even come close. either the song is dire or the performance it not good enough to get it votes.
Best performances: well... possibly slovenia
Auto non-qualifiers: either greece or poland wont qualify or both,

the highlight of this semi is clearly Jessica Mauboy

passionpop: (sweet and innocent)
Lithuania is officially the last country on the agenda for 2014 and it is a song that is sure to get your attention, it actually demands it. I personally think it sounds only marginally better than corellas screaming outside my bedroom window at 7am, but that's just my opinion.

Artist: Vilija Matačiūnaitė
Song: Attention

This song was apparently written as a reggae style song, and I would have liked to have heard that. It is like Montenegro's entry from last year, Igranka, without the rap. That song failed to qualify for the final despite doing quite well with the presentation. Attention may qualify to make the numbers.

My biggest concern with the clip is about 2 minute in when she sits on the head of her male backing dancer. Then his head appears to pop out of Vilija's arse. Possibly best not to dwell on that image.

This song is almost smack bang in the middle of the second semi, so it is perfect for a toilet break. I wont be leaving the TV though because I want to see how this is presented and what other orifices heads can pop out of.

After about 6 weeks and 37 songs it is time to go back to where this all started with Moldova. Here is an outfit almost as confusing as the black tutu in the clip for Attention. I wouldn't be able to sing in this outfit either.

passionpop: (subliminal)
Country: Lithuania

Debut: 1994
Previous Appearances: 13
Wins: 0

Artist: Andrius Pojavis
Song: Something

You know if his eyebrows weren't so excitable, he would be cute. Pity.

The song is cheap radio fodder sung by a meth head. Oh it may not be meth but he is clearly on 'Something'

the bookies don't rate this and I think the only votes will come in because of his looks and not for the quality of the song

Something that cannot always be said to Eurovision act is that You Got Style

passionpop: (putting my foot in it)

Performer: Donny Montell (Donatas Montvydas)
Song: Love is Blind

The highlight of this clip is definitely the one hand cartwheel. If I was a cougar, I would also list Donny as a highlight, but he was born in 1987 and it is just a little bit wrong. When it comes to Highlights though, the song itself doesn't make the cut, which could be why on the odds list this song is in the bottom 15. Will Not Qualify.

Half of this song is a Ballad and the other half tried to be a 90's dance-floor hit (at best, plausibly 70's). I can't help feeling that the words and structure he is using was written, not interpreted. The vocals appear to have been recorded separately from the writing of the music. It just doesnt work and it is not just the ballad to dance change, it is the everything. 

I think the worst thing about this song is that it distracted me from the scotch fingers that I was dipping in my coffee. The biscuits were far superior to the song and the song just ruined it for me. I can't even bring myself to get another scotch finger from my biccie tin because this song was so average. *sigh*

It is a shame that this is what Lithuania has sent to Eurovision this year, because they can send us some awesome acts. This song is so bad, it could be Maltese. 

passionpop: (southpark)

WIns: 0
Entries: 8
Eurovision semi 2007: Straight to final
Eurovision final 2007: 21st


Jeronimas Milius - Nomads in the Night

Lyrics )

I am not sure it if is the writing of this song or the singer that hurt my ears. Seriously, this guy is a 'Phantom of the Opera' wanna be. this song should be from a former Yugoslav country, not Lithuania.

I am struggling to find something good about this song, but I fail. his seemingly disproportionately long legs clad in leather, the flowing greying hair, the backing noise that comes from a training video... I think I have found the Toilet Break song... it at least gives me the shits....

I expected better from Lithuania, a country who claimed 'we are the winners' and came sixth with LT United in 2006... that song was great for the epileptic Peter Garrett dancing.... *sigh* the good old days.


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