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.