Romance has a name — and it’s Ieva Zasimauskaite! The simple stage works very well with Lithuania’s simple song. Soft but dramatic lighting, as at the Lithuanian final, puts Ieva in a world of her own, letting her mystical voice take centre stage. She starts the performance on the floor — as she did in the national final — and gently guides us through her song. Towards the end of the song she walks on one of the stage bridges as the lighting grows more dramatic. It shows just how enormous the stage is as she appears to be walking toward heaven. And then a vision: her husband literally walks toward her and they rub noses.
Ieva also tested on-screen graphics which depict babies, a young couple and an elderly couple. For now those images are generic cut-outs, but they will no doubt transform into something more spectacular during her second rehearsal.
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