What’s a girl to do? Lithuanian songstress Monika Marija entered national final Eurovizijos Atranka with two songs, expecting that surely one of them would get eliminated along the way. But both “Criminal” and “Light On” have proved enduring favourites and are still in the race.
After Monika’s “Light On” topped the first semi-final vote last week, she now faces performing “Criminal” in the second semi-final tomorrow. If “Criminal” makes the top four in its semi, Monika could end up having to perform BOTH songs in next week’s grand final.
However, Monika has a plan. Earlier this week she pleaded both with viewers and the show jury, asking them not to vote for “Criminal”.
While Monika has decided that “Light On” is the song she wants to but her efforts behind, not all her fans agree. Supporters of “Criminal” would rather see that song go to the grand final.
Earlier in the month, we asked wiwibloggs readers which song you preferred. The results were close: 56.17% of you preferred “Light On”, while “Criminal” was the favourite for 43.83%
But what do you think now? Which song should Monika take to the grand final? Listen to the two songs and vote in our poll. Remember, you can only vote once, so make it count.
Monika Marija – “Criminal”
Monika debuted the dramatic ballad “Criminal” at the third semi-final of Eurovizijos Atranka. As well as impressing viewers with her vocals, she also made an impact with a dramatic red gown and wearing an alarming hairpiece in the shape of a spider web.
The song received ten points from the jury but only eight points from the televote. This gave her an overall placing of second and ensured she qualified for tomorrow night’s semi-final.
Monika Marija – “Light On”
Monika first performed the deeply personal and uplifting anthem “Light On” in the fourth heat. It was a clear favourite, picking up 12 points from both the jury and televote, ensuring it would qualify for the semi-finals. At last week’s semi, it was another case of 12s across the board, securing “Light On” a place in the grand final.
Being the winner of semi-final one, it seems like a clear favourite to win Eurovizijos Atranka 2019 and take the ticket to Tel Aviv. But if “Criminal” is also in the final, could it split the vote and result in another song taking the win?
What song should Monika Marija sing in the grand final of Eurovizijos Atranka?
What do you think? Should Monika perform “Criminal” in the national final? Or is she better to stick with “Light On”? Tell us your thoughts below!