Lithuania 2018 🇱🇹 second rehearsal: heartbreaking and sentimental
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
LITHUANIA – Ieva begins her performance on the floor and with lots of close ups she stands still and performs in a somehow black stage. The camera work needs to be fixed by thee vocal performance is spreading the sentiment. The camera work needs to get better when Ieva meets here husband. Lithuania was one of the surprises in the first round and seems good enough for qualification but I am afraid that this is sentimental enough just for the Eurofans. Odd predictions consider Lithuania as 10th potential qualifier but really struggles with Azerbaijan. Somehow this is the sweetheart song of the Eurofans and will not appeal to the viewers that much. Vocally though Ieva is great. The outfit is an interesting choice – in a blush pink colour jumper and same coloured skirt.
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ESCKAZ.COM: In the 2nd run she’s back to both last lines in Lithuanian, so it seems they are still trying to work out what works better for them.
ESCBUBBLE.COM: Good strong vocals have been used and I like how she sees her husband at the end of the song. Having said that I’m not sure if this will qualify as I think there are stronger songs in this Semi final.
ESCXTRA.COM: For the final chorus, Ieva moves onto the staircase and belts her song out from the bridge. Once again, Ieva’s husband then joins Ieva for the final lines of the song which are sung in Lithuanian. Yet again, big applause from the press centre.
EUROVOIX.COM: The performance however was just as beautiful as the first take. Once again they’ve managed to create a very intimate setting for the mood of the song despite it being a very big stage.