Lithuania, Vilija Mataciunaite, 1

Vilija Mataciunaite, Lithuania’s Eurovision 2014 singer, is a tough girl. As the lyrics of her song “Attention” tell us, she can say no to a guy who buys her a drink (or two), and she’s not that naive that she would melt as he calls her a movie star. But is Vilija really an emancipated woman? Does she have enough sass to carry this song?

We’re thinking she needs a bit more grrrr in her girl power. During her national final performance, she wore a glittery shirt and a tulle skirt. It was more Halloween dress up that independent woman.  Her team seem to understand that she needs a bit more fire. In her super-cool promotional photos she’s styled as a rebellious teen. Unfortunately it comes off a little “Minnie Mouse with some blue lipstick”.

Is Vilija really a badass, or just a good actress? Does she have enough ‘tude for “Attention”? Let us know in the comments box below!

Attention lyrics – Vilija Mataciunaite

Did you think that you can get me, boy? (no)
Think again, babe.
Thought you could buy me for a drink or two,
But I’m not that easy

You saw me chattin’ with my girls at bar (true)
We’re all pretty
You told me I look like a movie star,
But I’m not naive

So… I’m gonna make you, make you fall,
down do-do-down down on your knees.
I’m gonna make you,
make you fall down to get all…

Attention, a little care
Then you can have a love love love love, some love
Attention, a little care,
And you can have lots of love

Do you dream abourt me in your bed?
Keep on dreamin’
You thought I’d give it to you – all I have (wait)
Not the first night

You said that it might be the love at first sight (babe)
Hold your horses
You told me you’re the best I’ll ever have,
But I just don’t believe

I’m not gonna ask you buy me diamonds,
no no no no,
Just behave yourself, treat me very well,
give me some:

Attention, a little care
Then you can have a love love love love, some love
Attention, a little care,
And you can have lots of love.

 contributed this report from Finland. Follow him on Twitter @ssami_. You can also keep up with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following wiwibloggs.com on Twitter and Facebook.

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George
George
7 years ago

I think this song has a very deep and modern idea. It is rather good…But.. I think only Lithuanians can understand it, I mean the idea.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
7 years ago

I’m afraid this one will not qualify. Even Andrius Pojavis’ synth-pop tune “Something” from last year’s ESC is waaaay better than this.

Tha
Tha
7 years ago

12 weeks to choice a bad song, and a bad singer.

D
D
7 years ago

The chorus is the strong part, the rest is meh. Not bad but not the best. If Lithuania could qualify last year, they can this year.

Marcelo N
7 years ago

One man’s meat is another man’s poison, ain’t it? It’s interesting to read how the “down, du-du-down-down” (which live becomes rather a “du-du-du-du-du-du-down” in parts) is alluring to some and untenable to others 😉
At least no-one is criticising her for not speaking/singing “good English”, what almost all performers are accused of as if it were a sine-qua-non condition for singing at ESC.

Anna
Anna
7 years ago

A really bad song

Dan
Dan
7 years ago

This song is awful…. No good qualities… And that stuttering is so annoying!!! No way it will qualify for the final!

Timselvision
Timselvision
7 years ago

I like it, but I actually like all “bad” songs this year :p Hopefully it will qualify, it’s pretty good if you pay some ATTENTION!

Thiefo
Thiefo
7 years ago

I think Vilija is just fine the way she is, the fact she wears a tulle skirt or that she looks like a “Minnie Mouse with blue lipstick” (which in my opinion is already quite badass) may be silly for you, but an independent, strong woman doesn’t need to be all “grrr” all the time and look like she’s always angry. I’m looking forward to see what she comes up with for the staging in Copenhagen. About the song, I usually don’t like the lithuanian entries, at least from the past, what? 5 years? I was ready to hate this… Read more »

Nebi
Nebi
7 years ago

I have to admit it is a guilty pleasure for me as well. The rapid fire “downs” and “d-d-d-d” strings are captivating to me.

Fan
Fan
7 years ago

Amazing song.

Dhani
7 years ago

i hope so so so much that Poland will qualify to the final they deserves it!

Marcelo N
7 years ago

I kept this song on a low fire for a couple of weeks, as I unwrapped the “instant hits” and embarked on lengthy discussion on the usual big ones. And then one day, wait… ATTENTION! I actually watched the performance on the last night of her NF, and I was stunned. As Eugene UK stated (ironically, I hope), it may look as if “wrong country”. But it adds to it, for the “right country” would have had a fake amazon (i.e. one of those giant beauties only they know where they get them from) singing and dancing a way more… Read more »

Bruno
Bruno
7 years ago

I love it! It’s my guilty pleasure ?

Digi
Digi
7 years ago

This song is not so good, but this song will qualify for the grand final

suzy will win
suzy will win
7 years ago

what a piece of crap, instant headaches, the photo sucks too

Frank Les Pays Bas
Frank Les Pays Bas
7 years ago

The longest national final process of all the countries and they ended up with a dreadful song, a horrible dress and a dancer that irritates me with his stupid moves. Nil Points

Dhani
7 years ago

the song is really bad and weird. But i think she is so hot!!

Aleksi
Aleksi
7 years ago

Its just really bad..

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

There is some smart songwriting here, and she pronounces everything really well and sings well for most of it, but some of the English needs to be fixed… “You can have a love love love love, some love” — this is odd. Also, “chatting with my girls at bar.”

Where she really needs some power is when she says “Attention” – it’s obnoxious when she yells it but she could make it sound better.

David
David
7 years ago

The song is a mess! Sweden will win

Dar
Dar
7 years ago

Horrible. Rubbish voice an than bit at the beginning ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION is just stupid .. Does not deserve to qualify ..

suzy will win
suzy will win
7 years ago

very weak