He won Lithuania’s national final for Eurovision in February and is set to sing 12th in the second-semi on May 16.
And now Jurijus has unveiled a “Run With the Lions” revamp as preparations for Eurovision begin in earnest.
This latest revamp joins a string of re-releases in recent weeks from countries including Serbia and Spain.
The new “Run With the Lions” has been polished within an inch of it’s life.
Where the original was tentative, the revamp is confident. Where production was lacking, effects have been dialled up to sixty. And the vocal has been refreshed too, with the studio recording sounding much more assured in previously wobbly falsetto sections.
Part of the previous issues with the song were inconsistent production, flitting between radio-ready hit and undercooked demo, but those problems have been largely glossed over in the revamp.
There have been a few tweaks in the vocals too. For example, “There’s no need to be afraid,” has become, “You don’t have to be afraid.” It is a subtle change but it adds a more personal feeling and potential for greater emotional impact in staging.
“Run With The Lions” revamp in Tel Aviv
As the contest draws closer, acts have descended on Tel Aviv for postcard shoots, and Jurijus is no exception.
The Lithuanian star gushed about how much he was “loving” the city on his Instagram page.
The post, which racked up 1.68k likes, praised the city’s “magical mix of old and new.”
It also singled out the city’s people as “beautiful” and food as “awesome”.
Jurijus has promo gigs booked in the weeks before Eurovision, including at the London Eurovision Party and in Amsterdam for Eurovision in Concert.
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