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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Eve
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Eve

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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Tan

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

Ron
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Ron

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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Tan

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

Tan
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Tan

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

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

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

nieves
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nieves

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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Madrileño

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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Rvision

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

Love from Germany

x
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x

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

x
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x

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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Madrileño

Your team Is the best.

Eve
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Eve

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

jim
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jim

stop taking lsd, it’s harming your brain

jim
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jim

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
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BARBIE BIT*H

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

Anita
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Anita

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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Anita

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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Anita

typing: ethno-tribal

Anita
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Anita

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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Anita

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. 🙂

Solo
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Solo
Yaa
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Yaa

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

Kocin
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Kocin

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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Adrinorte99

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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x

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
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Marcelo

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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Jo

*Plays The X Files theme music*

Marcelo
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Marcelo

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

Hamish
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Hamish

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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Poster.

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

what the ?
Guest
what the ?

: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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Uaa

Add Spain, please, I cannot take it anymore!

Local Lithuanian
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Local Lithuanian

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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Uaa

I’m with you, bro!

I love you
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I love you

Exactly.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Your stupidity is over 9000

Haha
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Haha

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

Jo
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Jo

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

Bis
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Bis

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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Escphbelgium

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

Escphbelgium
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Escphbelgium

Dude, that’s too much.

Thorsten
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Thorsten

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

I love you
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I love you

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
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I love you

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

eleonor
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eleonor

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
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eleonor

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

Yaa
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Yaa

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

Poster.
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Poster.

Tactical queen!

Sassy Avocado.
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Sassy Avocado.

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
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Tod

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
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Tod

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 »

x
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x

You’re sooo pressed, bless your heart!

Darren
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Darren

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
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don

well semi 1 has way better songs

Uhh
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Uhh

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

Poster.
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Poster.

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

Tod
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Tod

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.
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Poster.

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
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Tod

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

Heid
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Heid

Dont say things randomly..

Tod
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Tod

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

To Anti-diaspora
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To Anti-diaspora

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
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Diaspora

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

Daaa
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Daaa

IT’S CALLED GLOBALIZATION, PEOPLE.

To fair voting
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To fair voting

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
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To fair voting

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
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Fart

I just farted.

x
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x

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
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Fast Food Music Lover

She really need those Spanish votes huh?

wyera
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wyera

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Yaa
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Yaa

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

Rick Nazarian
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yass ieva come thru with the taste