MAY 10 PRESS CONFERENCE: MONTENEGRO, LITHUANIA, BELARUS BUT NO MOLDOVA
With Moldova breaching the rules for mandatory press conference because the team felt that SVT didn’t do good job on their rehearsal we continue our coverage of the second set of press presentations today.
MONTENEGRIN PRESS CONFERENCE: “SPACED OUT”
Who see is representing Montenegro with the song “Igranka”. Who see had said that the second rehearsal was much better than the first as they had more experience on stage, they felt more comfortable and they worked up more sweat on stage. The Head of Delegation was asked how popular Eurovision is in Montenegro? The response was that it was very popular and helped the country to make big decisions … INDEPENDENCE! Who see talked a little about the impression that they want to give during their 3 minute performance and this came in the form of displaying their space theme in R&B moves.
One journalist asked Who See what the difference between their “Clapa” is over that of the Croatian “Clapa” .. they responded by saying that the difference is that Montenegro has Nina, a top model in their team. Nina was asked what her favourite Eurovision song was of all time? Her response was “Euphoria” and then she proceeded to sing into song, which got a huge applause. Finally to round off the conference, Montenegro were asked what their message to the world when on stage? They answered “Just let the beat go on!”
MOLDOVA CANCELLED THEIR PRESS CONFERENCE
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LITHUANIAN PRESS CONFERENCE: “SOMETHING & NOTHING”
Andrius Pojavis is representing Lithuania with the song “Something”. Andrius originally started his career as a teacher, but soon realized that his true passion in life was music and then followed that path instead. Andrius was asked how his second rehearsal had gone earlier today, he simply replied “It was alright”, The Swedish host asked what he felt he was missing on stage? He felt he was missing more rehearsals and that he would like to stay the night to keep practising. The press conference hall
erupted in laughter.
The song “Something” was written especially with Eurovision in mind and if he was to win, he has told us that he will dedicate the victory to Lithuania. Andrius has done a lot of travelling over the past few years to broaden his experience and knowledge of the world. He went to Ireland and stayed there for one year working as a hotel receptionist. Currently Andrius is living in Italy with his wife and two small daughters who are one and a half years old and a new born. He is writing music and fulfilling his dreams and passions.
BELARUSSIAN PRESS CONFERENCE: “FIGHTING FOR HAPPINESS”
Alyona Lanskaya is representing Belarus with the song “Solayoh”. When being presented with his song prior to the Belarussian National Final, Alyona asked “What does earth want?, What is this kind of song?, then she listened to the backing track over and over and found those answers … 1) Full of Love 2) Energetic & happiness. It has been a dream for Alyona to represent her country after 10 years of wanting to do so.
Alyona truly believes in her song and is hopeful for a great result. One of the journalists asked why Belarus traditionally select a song in their National Final as the winner and then change it to another song all together before the deadline for entries closes… The Head of Delegation gave an answer of “When we select a winner in the National Final we have many different songs which we like and therefore ask for experts of music to decide which song should represent the country, which was not really an answer to the specific question but more of a side step on to a different direction. Alyona added that her main goal on stage is to achieve happiness.