In early December we got a list of acts who won’t compete in Eurovizijos Atranka 2020 — Lithuania’s national selection for Eurovision. However, one big name act has just confirmed her participation — Moniqué.
Moniqué in Lithuania’s Eurovizijos Atranka 2020
During a Facebook livestream by broadcaster LRT on 17 December, the pop diva with a massive following says that Eurovision is about more than just her desire to go there: “I want to represent my country.”
In the interview, Moniqué revealed that her entry is written by Vytautas Bikus. He composed Ieva Zasimauskaitė’s “When We’re Old”, which placed 12th at Eurovision 2018.
According to the prolific hitmaker, it’s a song about being in a state of being rather than living. Fans will probably hear the song for the first time during the preselection. But we already know the title — “Make Me Human”. And it’s going to be a power ballad.
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Posted by LRT on Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Who is Moniqué?
Monika Pundziūtė first rose to the fame when she auditioned for the Lithuanian X Factor in 2015. Her unique voice and strong performances impressed everyone from the fans to the judges and she ultimately won the show. She went from strength to strength, signing with Sony Music and changing her stage name to Moniqué.
The starlet has already released two albums and won Female Singer of the Year at Lithuania’s annual M.A.M.A. music awards. On 10 December, she dropped the music video for her new song “Another Mistake,” which she recorded with singer and producer Mark Les. She’ll soon take her seat as a coach on the new season of The Voice Lithuania.
Eurovision fans have wanted to see Moniqué represent Lithuania at Eurovision for a long time and she even landed on wiwibloggs’ Wednesday Wishlist in 2017. And now the wait could soon be over! Surely her reputation and talent will make her one to reckon with.
Other confirmed Eurovizijos Atranka 2020 acts
Moniqué isn’t the only name to confirm participation in the upcoming season of Eurovizijos Atranka. Some of the other acts vying to represent Lithuania in Rotterdam include:
- THE ROOP — They last competed in Lithuania’s national selection in 2018, making it all the way to the grand final where they placed third.
- Rūta Loop — She released her debut LP this year and will try her luck in the preselection for a second time.
- Tiramisu — The avant-garde group will sing “Release”.
Are you excited to see Moniqué in Eurovizijos Atranka 2020? Do you think she could win? Let us know in the comments below.