Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Vienna Countdown Review - LITHUANIA!!

You've gotta feel for Lithuania - they have never quite managed to get it right.  They've had years when they choose a great song for Eurovision only to have it disqualified (2002) and they've had years when they go through the most drawn out and complicated national final process known to man, only to choose a complete turkey of a tune for the ESC (practically every year).

This year though, could it be that they might not only qualify for the final, but actually end up on the left hand side of the scoreboard when the show is finished?  They've chosen two singers who are as cute as a pair of shiny buttons, with a feel-good sing-a-long vibe.  And here it is!:

Here's the views of the Euro Bureau panel:

Asta Bjornsdottir:  "Hmmm..... once again the guy is better than the girl... This is uptempo, simple and should be talking to me but it isn‘t . She‘s just not selling it to me!! Nahhh....."

Hasse Skoldebjer: "Lithuania: the first 30 seconds I thought, well this was a pleasant surprise. After 2 minutes I was waiting for it to end. The best ever entry from Lithuania, which doesn't say a lot to be honest. 6/10"

Annemieke Kelleter: "I'm going to review Czech Republic and Lithuania together because although they are in a completely different genre oddly for me they are very similar. Both duos consist of good professional singers with a nice stage presence. The voices fit well together and live they can deliver too. However... BIG however... although the songs are nice enough to listen to and don't have anything that puts me off they also do not have anything that makes me like them particularly. They just seem to be going nowhere, promising a lot, but somehow not delivering, filling their three minutes with melodies that are nice to the ear bit in no way original, creative, challenging or making me want to hear the songs again. This all being said, with the new what I like to call mediocrity rule concerning the jury/televote these songs might benefit from the fact that they are well delivered and not really off putting."

Adam and Charlotte Lane: "Love the indie-influenced jangly guitar, but tooo many gimmicks & predictable song structure marr this piece. Vocally, she's good, but he's too 'cruise-ship'. Would have been better with 2 female singers. 3/10"

So the panel have spoken!! What do you think about "This Time"? Are you feeling love? Let us know in the comments! :)

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