ieva zasimauskaite alfred y amaia

A couple in love, growing old together: that’s the story behind Ieva Zasimauskaite’s “When We’re Old”. It’s also the the future many fans hope for with Spain’s Alfred & Amaia. So it could only be fate that Ieva has picked the couple’s song, “Tu Canción”, as her favourite of Eurovision 2018!

Ieva revealed all in an interview with Lithuania’s LRT. “Alfred and Amaia broadcast love” is her take on the duo, as she ranked them number one in her top five.

In another clip available online, Ieva reveals that their performance was actually the first of the year she heard. “My heart was melting…those two are so cute, and so nice, and so special.” It looks like Ieva’s another member of the #Almaia fanclub, y’all!

“Tu Canción” @ Israel Calling 2018

Ieva also revealed the rest of her favourites. In second place for her is Austria’s Cesar Sampson, with “Nobody But You”. Ieva’s positives about Cesar include the fact that he’s been a vegetarian for the last 15 years! The things you find out on the Eurovision promo tour…

Ieva’s third place goes to France’s Madame Monsieur, as she praises the importance of the message behind “Mercy”.

Her top five is rounded out by fellow Semi-Final one acts Mikolas Josef and Ryan O’Shaughnessy.

“When We’re Old” @ London Eurovision Party 2018

The pre-party circuit has certainly been good for Ieva. She’s been getting lots of great reviews for her performances of “When We’re Old”, particularly in London.

Whilst the odds still don’t have her down as a qualifier, it’s only just. She currently sits in 11th place in the “to qualify” odds. With Lithuania’s historically strong qualification record, could Ieva still meet Alfred & Amaia in the final on Saturday night?

What do you think of Ieva’s top five songs? Has she impressed you at the pre-parties so far? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below.

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102 Comments on "Lithuania: Ieva Zasimauskaite reveals “Tu Canción” is her favourite song of Eurovision 2018"

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Eve
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Tbh I’m quite surprised that she revealed her favorites, most performers usually don’t do that.. Anyway, that’s no reason for hate comments or ”conspiracy theories”, like people will vote because Ieva said something, lol.

Tan
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She has repeatedly said that she likes lyrical songs that she likes the Spanish song.

Ron
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It’s not actually that unusual for an entrant to talk up their faves. It would be a lot more controversial if Ieva was talking about songs she ‘didn’t’ like. Naming her personal five favourite songs sounds absolutely fine to me.

Tan
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Envy is the most terrible thing. Always jealous of the best, the most talented.

Tan
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Ieva’s song is great, it’s a masterpiece, but only spiritual people can feel the song.

Polegend Godgarina
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Ain’t no conspiracies and corruption here, Ieva is just a tasteless bish.

nieves
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Spanish media is blaming the broadcaster for bad support for Almaia. One of the accusations is that Almaia doesn’t have a translator, like Ukraine, Armenia, Russia have. I hope Spain will not spoil everything with lazy staging, like Barei’s.

Madrileño
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No les hace falta asi es mas natural a la gente le gusta lo autentico.

Robyn Gallagher
Editor

Y’all, most of you already know this, but we have been writing up loads of stories from the pre-party season. Ieva isn’t getting special treatment.

Our team goes to the parties on their own unpaid time and spends hours working hard doing interviews with artists and recording the live performances. (Very little partying actually takes place!) Why wouldn’t we want to show off our hard work?

No one has to pay us – we do it for the love of it, for free! 😀

Rvision
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And I really appreciate it!! F**k the haters u do amazing jobs!!

Love from Germany

x
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The gag is, there’s only 4 articles about Lithuania, such a huge promo, much wow.

x
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11 if you include brief mention in the articles such as “POLL: WHICH LONDON EUROVISION 2018 ACT IMPRESSED YOU THE MOST WITH THEIR LIVE PERFORMANCE?” etc…

Madrileño
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Your team Is the best.

Eve
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Of course Robyn, I understand and appreciatte your work and the whole team of Wiwi <3

jim
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stop taking lsd, it’s harming your brain

jim
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she knows her dull song will get like zero points, so she’s doing PR
and ofcourse the delusional spaniards believe her “iEva apPreCiaTeS aRt!!11!”, lmao you fools

Robyn Gallagher
Editor

Which countries would you like to see us covering? We welcome story tips. 🙂

BARBIE BIT*H
Guest

YAAAAAAAASSSSSS GIRL!!!!!!!!! Spain is my favourite to

Anita
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This year wiwibloggs is a Spain-Campaign 😉

And Chris is a new fan of Lithuania as I read on his twitter account.
I am so sad that there is no wiwiblogger out their camgaigning for Albania 🙁

Robyn Gallagher
Editor

Check out William’s interview with Eugent Bushpepa at Eurovision in Concert!

https://youtu.be/yJ4oyutJReI

There hasn’t been much to report on Albania. Eugent has said he’s not a big fan of doing loads of press – he’s more comfortable performing on stage – but recent visa issues have meant he wasn’t able to attend many pre parties.

But we were stoked to catch up with him at Eurovision In Concert! 😀

Anita
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Thanks Robyn for your answer! I am glad you support the song and I hope it will show in the upcoming score! In the 43 song review with William and Deban I was disappointed about how they treated the Albanian song. But it’s ok, no real complaint since erveybody is entiteled to any comment. I would have expected at least the recognition of the vocal quality and something like that you realize that he means every word he sings or something – even if it is not your kind of genre you can mention strong points like that…. and to… Read more »
Anita
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typing: ethno-tribal

Anita
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By the way I didn’t read about this crazy conspiracy theory before I got your answer. I would never believe such crap. My comment was just a recognition of the fact that Spain is Williams favourite and is getting lots of attention and Spain and Campaign reme – and I wanted to make you laugh. The runners of this plattform can do whatever they want – they are putting everything in it and we are only using it. I love your work and what you are doing. And that you are all true to yourselfs that is more than obvious,… Read more »
Anita
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I just want to make one final remark. Spain is big five – Albania has a bad starting position in the extremely strong SF1 – so why not give the ones who have already some disadvantages a little bit more than you did so far. Instead it is a lot of Spain-Camgaign, which is your right to do so.

Robyn Gallagher
Editor

We are in the middle of doing this, going through and looking at which countries haven’t had much coverage yet. In some cases there’s not much to report, but we’re working on getting lyrics posts for all songs and artist profiles for everyone. 🙂

Juliana
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How DARE you speak to HER like that?!

Hammer
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@Keep it real: Albania doesn’t require the disgraceful vote of a slavic subhuman like yourself. You and yours are barely fit to be enslaved or exterminated altogether!

Solo
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Escoda
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I understand that she is desperate to reach the final but unfortunately her song is not good enough. We Spanish are grateful of her support but I’m afraid that there won’t be any reward points for Lithuania. I am really, really sorry! Maybe she should come back with a better song and win us over in a couple of years.

Yaa
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She’s more sophysticated than you think, she used Spain to get on Wiwi’s front page and she succeeded.

Kocin
Guest

Your list is wrong. Israel should be #1 there. Seriously, are people really that stupid that they like that cheap song? Or they’re biased based on that song being promoted all the way to #1 on the bookmakers?

Adrinorte99
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The conspiracy is completely false, RTVE doesn’t like even Eurovision how it’s going to pay to promote it? xddddddd

x
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Are you kidding me?! There’s only been 4 articles about Lithuania 5 if we include the announcement of her winning the pre-selection. Like… So much promo, wow.

Marcelo
Guest

Why is there a conspiracy theory about broadcoasters paying Wiwi to promote certain entries? Conspiracy theories usually come up because of something, what was the proof? Since I’m a lover of conspiracy theories, I really wanna know.

Jo
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*Plays The X Files theme music*

Marcelo
Guest

HAHAHA. That’s me, the creepy guy watching Syria videos while listening to “City Lights”. LOL

Hamish
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Whoever is saying that has no idea how PR works. Why would Lithuania’s PR pay for coverage when they could get it for free just by sending Ieva out to do some interviews? I doubt that LRT even has the budget for elaborate payoffs.

Poster.
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This is the first article about Lithuania excluding the NF stuff and the review 😀

what the ?
Guest

:DDD Did Lithuania paid to be evaluated as 5.83 as well by wiwi blogs? Man, you need to scan your head or do a better research.

Uaa
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Add Spain, please, I cannot take it anymore!

Local Lithuanian
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Omg I just read all these coments and I don’t get these stupid stereotypes, THE HATE and stupid conspiracy theory? :D, What can I say, first, LRT paying for this made my laught. Second, how this will change the voting? Third, wiwi never liked Lithuania, they are not promoting her for sure:D. Forth, that story about irish company, why did you hired only imigrants? Do you think they worth less? Come to Lithuania and speak about the people in here then.Come to Vilnius and then speak how much ‘eastern’ we are. Same to all other Eastern European haters. Because now,… Read more »
Uaa
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I’m with you, bro!

I love you
Guest

Exactly.

Steve W
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They have drafted and launched this cynical publicity stunt to their own disadvantage. And it does not even matter whether it was paid or not. What does matter is that the Western European transparency will teach a great lesson to all those former commies. Good luck one and all.

Yaa
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Stop shaming countries! It’s not worth you! And Lithuania was just a pretext, the hero is Spain, as aleays.

Dig Up!
Guest

Isn’t is strange that all her favorite songs (but one) happened to be from countries voting on her semi-final? She was told to pick France as a “shield” so no one would realize her lil corruptible strategy but no such luck! No trick in the known universe could EVER cast a spell on the Western Europe!

Poster.
Guest

Isn’t it strange that the second semi absolutely sucks? She also put Ireland in the top 5 which isn’t gonna help or anything since Lithuania gets 12 points from Ireland every year thanks to diaspora, she knows that. Anyways, I’m not sure why are you changing your name each post.

I love you
Guest

Who are they? By saying former commies I am assuming you have in mind Lithuanians? Did we launch anything? For what purpose? Why would we pay for this article? Should it work in our favor that much that it would be worth it? Who’s the one who pays? What the hell Steve, where is your critical thinking? Be objective, ask yourself questions before posting a comment Steve!

Utterly
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Steve has clearly used the pronoun “ALL”. That includes you, of course.

Uaa
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You don’t count for Wiwi, you are just easy pray

Jimmy
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Your stupidity is over 9000

Haha
Guest

Hahah, Lithuania/LRT is indeed THAT wealthy to pay for wiwibloggs articles 😀

Joe
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@Haha: Yeah toots, the public broadcaster of Lithuania is poorer than this crappy blog. Get a brain transplant URGENTLY!!! This is an amateur blog run by amateur people who earn easy cash thanks to sponsored posts and clicks of the idiots like you!

Jo
Guest

You just called yourself “an idiot” lmao

Joe
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This is my third time in it, unlike yours, lifeless loser!

Jo
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^^

Jo
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Still don’t know the Lithuanian line in her song, cuz I never got till the end lol

Bis
Guest

In recent years many of the Spanish entries have been very divisive. You love them or hate them. Wiwibloggs use this fact to get exposure and attention. Understandably, I guess. But it still gets tedious.

Escphbelgium
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She need to reveal her top 20!!! Do it, Ieva!!!!

Escphbelgium
Guest

Dude, that’s too much.

Thorsten
Guest

Where all this hate is coming from? Shouldn’t Europe celebrate unity?

I love you
Guest

Some of the songs are not on Ieva’s list… We feel upset, we think she’s wrong, we feel that’s about the right time to tell how bad she is, how bad her country is, how bad eastern europeans are as a whole. We want to celebrate unity but only with certain countries.

I love you
Guest

I wish I could discuss with you about this all day but it’s not worth it. Good night.

eleonor
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You guys are way too much paranoid about everything around Spain this year, please calm your pus**es down, you will feel happier if you do <3

eleonor
Guest

this was for the neurotic haters that see spanish conspirancies everywhere, of course

David
Guest

I wonder how much has the Lithuanian broadcaster paid WiwiBloggs for this excessive coverage of their weak entry? This is clearly a sponsored add with a cynical PR aiming to get votes! Unscrupulously shameful!!!

Tod
Guest

I wonder for how much WiwiBlogs are being sponsored to write about other Contestants that are CLEARLY advertised by WiwiBlogs.

If you would check the reactions/reviews of WiwiBlogs to Lithuanian entries every year and now, they seem to not like them…

Kevin
Guest

I wouldn’t expect you as her fellow Lithuanian to admit this, but you know the truth! This is a PAID article even if Wiwibl releases an official statement to “deny it”. Notwithstanding, I have got news for Leva or whatever her name is. She will stay on the semi-final with null points after this!

Joy
Guest

So much hate… That is sad…

Rimig
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I am not at all suggesting that some delegations are paying Wiwibloggs. It’s just that I recently read that Robyn answered to someone who was complaining about his/her favourite song being covered much less than others by saying that it was not Wiwi’s fault that there was nothing interesting to write about some artists. Well, here is an example of a completely uninteresting and clearly forced post about an artist (two, actually, as Spain also appears in the headline)…

Yaa
Guest

I don’ t suggest anyone paid, Lithuania was just a pretext to put Spain in the limelight (once) again.

divaD
Guest

We even bought 23rd place in Wiwibloggs rankings, we do that every year, we are good at corruption. That’s how we keep being successful at Eurovision year after year.

Deen
Guest

I suggest enjoying the ESC and the whole news… Why hating… It’s rude…

Yaa
Guest

I think it’s rude to be shovelled with one entry relentlessly

x
Guest

How is this sponsored, you dimwit?! It’s the 4th article about Lithuania, including the reviews and stuff. I…

Yaa
Guest

Yes, another articol please, but just about Spain, don’t confuse us with Lithuania& other stuff

Poster.
Guest

Tactical queen!

Sassy Avocado.
Guest

I’d vote for her even if she said that her favourite was San Marino, tbh. I am completely in love with her song and she needs to be in the Grand Final.

Tod
Guest

Yes! That is what I am thinking either! Everyone is saying that she is faking the cuteness… I don’t think she actually is. For me she looks sooo real! And even if she does (I hope she does not), then she must be a great artist! 😀

Tod
Guest
I believe in this world there are many people doing wrong things, breaking laws, but each country is fighting with these people. This Contest is about singing. Lithuania is a small country, so I see this girl is trying to spread message about her country not only to win, but also to get people to know at least where is Lithuania. You can say anything you want, but all cards will be revealed at voting in the semies. Most of the people do not read WiwiBlogs and they will only see the acts in Live ESC. Good luck to every… Read more »
I love you
Guest

Yeah Michael, lets judge a representative of Lithuania by 38 immigrants that tricked you in the past because this makes sense. Maybe she’s one of them? Maybe she’s not even a vegetarian? Ohh Michael I hate those eastern Europeans, slavic/Yugoslavic or whatever they are too! All liars!

x
Guest

You’re sooo pressed, bless your heart!

Darren
Guest

Funny how the majority of her top 5 are countries voting in her semi final. Spain, Czech Republic, Ireland, Austria 😉 I smell a PR stunt.

I’d agree about France though.

don
Guest

well semi 1 has way better songs

Uhh
Guest

You do understand that the first semi has all the good songs?

Poster.
Guest

Well, she’s getting 12 points from Ireland either way thanks to diaspora.

Tod
Guest

Well last year they didn’t because the song was weird. So you still must be good to get diaspora votes I guess… And she is good.

Poster.
Guest

Lithuania did get 12 points from Ireland last year in the second semi. Even with that horrible song. https://eurovisionworld.com/eurovision/2017/semi-final-2#lithuania

Tod
Guest

Sorry, I thought they did not! Well, they did not get into the final anyway. But this year I think they can 😛

Heid
Guest

Dont say things randomly..

Tod
Guest

Well they shouldn’t have gotten those 12 points. Not worth it. Anyway, thanks for correcting me!

To Anti-diaspora
Guest

Well following your amazing logic Ireland should forbid all the Brits living in Ireland to vote either? Many Polish, Lithuanians etc living in either UK or Ireland have been living there for 10 or more years, so surely they are equal members of the society and can vote for whatever they want.

Diaspora
Guest

They shouldn’t because your idea is stupid in many ways. It wouldn’t work and it would cause other problems.

Daaa
Guest

IT’S CALLED GLOBALIZATION, PEOPLE.

To fair voting
Guest

Haha, another brexiteer. Sure that’s a “brilliant” idea 😀 Let’s all go to the polling stations on Saturday evenings to vote for the Eurovision entries 😀 FYI – There are only 3million Europeans living in the UK compared to 62million Brits. So don’t exaggerate the problem and next time try to find a better argument for why voting results are the way they are. How about Irish and British not voting at all due to the lack of interest in Eurovision?

To fair voting
Guest

I agree, but surely you understand that it’s not feasible and you can’t exclude those people from televoting? Plus it’s just a song contest, you don’t need to take things that seriously, it’s not as if foreigners are deciding whether Britain or any other country has to go to war or not.

Fart
Guest

I just farted.

x
Guest

Funny how majority of her top 5 are the Love songs that are similar to her song and her romantic personality, especially Ireland and Spain. But go on with your conspiracy theories.

Fast Food Music Lover
Guest
Fast Food Music Lover

She really need those Spanish votes huh?

wyera
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Yaa
Guest

She needs all those votes, a la guerre comme a la guerre!

Rick Nazarian
Guest

yass ieva come thru with the taste