Lithuania—the country that gave us crotch-thruster Donny Montell in 2012—kicked off its national selection earlier this week. If the group Saules Broliai s any indicator, it’s going to be a long and painful contest.
The group of guitar strummers put on their worst-fitting maroon pants and sang a number called “Loreen.” They promise to “do no harm,” but they have already inflicted pain on us with this rather monotonous number. They’re like a strange cross between Sjonni’s Friends (Iceland 2011) and InCulto (Lithuania 2010). Even more frightening is the fact this group won both the public vote AND the jury vote.