Lithuania: Donny Montell releases 2016 entry “I’ve Been Waiting For This Night”

Earlier in the week we reported that Donny Montell, who previously represented Lithuania at Eurovision 2012, was planning to make a comeback for Eurovision 2016 and wanted to release his national final entry as soon as possible. Well, now his song “I’ve Been Waiting For This Night” is out, and it sounds like Donny is very serious about heading to Stockholm next year.

Both the song and the video have seen Donny take inspiration from across the Baltic. The song has been written by Swedish duo Jonas Thander and Beatrice Robertsson, while the video was filmed in Stockholm. But it’s all still very much Donny Montell.

The song is an uplifting tale of a man who has his broken heart mended when he meets the right person – at least for one night. It has a strong, uplifting chorus with the potential to deliver a great ESC performance.

But first Donny and his song will have to make it through Lithuania’s notoriously complicated national selectionEurovision Atranka 2016. In order to secure the ticket to Stockholm, he’ll need to make it through the voting stages of four different shows in the nine-episode national-final series.

Read the lyrics below

Donny Montell – “I’ve Been Waiting For This Night”

“I’ve Been Waiting For This Night” lyrics – Donny Montell

Here we are together, you and I (I)
Watching lights surround us, feel the night (night)

I was living in the dark
Try to heal my broken heart
Until now
Here we are together you and I (I)

For a thousand years, through a million tears
With a hungry heart, every day apart
I’ve been waiting for this night, I’ve been waiting for this night

When I see your smile and your beautiful eyes
I get lost in time, now I know that I
I’ve been waiting for this night, I’ve been waiting for this night

If only I could stay here by your side (side)
To promise you forever here tonight (night)

There is nothing I can’t do
That can take my heart from you
Always yours
If only I could stay here by your side (side)

For a thousand years, through a million tears
With a hungry heart, every day apart
I’ve been waiting for this night, I’ve been waiting for this night

When I see your smile and your beautiful eyes
I get lost in time, now I know that I
I’ve been waiting for this night, I’ve been waiting for this night

Oh oh oh….

For a thousand years, through a million tears
With a hungry heart, every day apart
I’ve been waiting for this night, I’ve been waiting for this night

When I see your smile and your beautiful eyes
I get lost in time, now I know that I
I’ve been waiting for this night, I’ve been waiting for this night

Here we are together you and I

Does “I’ve Been Waitng For This Night” have what it takes to win the national final? Could it even go on to win Eurovision 2016? Share your thoughts below.

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