Lithuania in Eurovision: outfit does matter
EDITORIAL – Lithuania will participate at “Eurovision” contest for 16th time this year. Lithuanian fans of “Eurovision” always wait for a new Lithuanian song, new style and hope to gain a victory one time. It is not a secret that teeny-tiny Lithuania always had hard times with winning contests… But we are still very very optimistic! Maybe this year?
What influence to “Eurovision” participants popularity make their style and stage costumes? In year 2006 “Eurovision” winners “Lordi” surprised everyone with their impressive demonic costumes and heavy metal music. Whereas in year 2009 Alexander Rybak won the contest being simple as snow-drop. Rules of success in the contest are hardly perceptible. What do you exactly need to win the “Eurovision” song contest?
Well know Lithuanian fashion and costume designer Aleksandras Pogrebnojus has very clear opinion about this. As he says stage costume is very important part of the performance but the most important is performers charisma and energy:
“In my deep belief costumes did not give any luck or unlucky to any of Lithuanian participants at “Eurovision” song contest. It is not about that! Though I can highlight young man with beret and colourful sweater ( ed. – Aivaras Stepukonis), who created some mystic “Ramtadrilia” style – costume was not a good choice.
I believe performers charisma matters the most in this international music contest. Look at the “LT United” band – i thought and still think that style of these guys was boring, but the milkshake from their charisma and experience gave the best result of all.
Signals from charismatic performer go straight to people’s mind and they enjoy it. Song and style from others flies like some comet which lost its way beyond the sun even if it has very shiny and sparkly tale.
I can only be very happy about opportunity I had at “Eurovision” song contest – to outrun famous french fashion designer Jean Pol Gaultier. He dressed up french participants in the contest and we together with “4FUN” band were one place upper than France. Three times hurrah!!!”.
special thanks to Miroslav Voronecki (Lithuania) from Eurodiena.lt for sharing