Winter is encroaching on Europe, but Eurovizijos Atranka 2020 is definitely heating up. In recent days more and more acts have confirmed their participation in Lithuania’s national selection. After Moniqué’s big announcement, Lithuanian news website 15min checked in with other well known names and received some very positive responses.
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For the third year in a row, the energetic group Twosome will try their luck. Lead singer Paulius Šinkūnas confirmed that the group had already prepared a song way back in September, and they submitted it to the competition as soon as applications opened. They plan to entertain and amaze the audience once again with a fast and fun song. Speaking to 15 min, Paulius said: “You will hear the famous phrase ‘I am Lithuanian’ in the song. The melody of our song is intertwined with modern and Lithuanian folk rhythms, we don’t need to be sad, so we plan to entertain the audience again.”
Alen Chicco has also confirmed a return to Eurovizijos Atranka. “It is an experience and your skills improve,” he told the paper. “I want to participate in Eurovision and have an opportunity to be among the best singers in Europe.” He made it all the way to the final last year, but placed fifth in the end.
Dominykas Vaitiekūnas — the well-known Lithuania actor and singer — also confirmed his participation in the pre-selection. This year he’ll roll out his alter ego Vitalijus Špokaitis. “He has a strong desire to educate people, and Eurovision is a great place to do it and spread great news,” he says. “I myself am not yet spiritually mature and have reached the inner depths of being able to attend, but Vitalijus Špokaitis should take the stage.” He confirmed that his song will be in the Lithuanian language. It’s called “Nemušk savęs”.
Donata Virbilaitė will also try her luck again. Last year she entered with the group “BingBang”. But this time she’s doing it all by herself. Earlier she said she thought she would go to Eurovizijos Atranka only if she had a song that could win the competition. But now she’s driven by a desire to showcase her creativity in songwriting. “I already know how I’m going to look on the stage, but I’m not sure about the stage decorations yet. I have an idea how things could be, but it’s pretty hard to implement. The song is called ‘Made the wax’ and I really like it. It has retro motifs. I hope the show looks the way I imagine it to be.”
Singer Ruslanas Kirilkinas has also announced his participation in Eurovizijos Atranka 2020. In a Facebook post on Tuesday night, he shared that a he was invited to appear in the competition.
Gabrielius Vagelis has written his own song for the show. Curiously, he released a new track just a few days ago. Could this be his entry?
And, most importantly for a lot of Eurovision fans, it seems that Lithuanian pop diva Aiste Pilvelyte is going to make her 12th appearance in the Eurovizijos Atranka. “I am working with good and life-tested composers,” she says. Apparently competing wasn’t a sure thing, as she has a lot going on this year. “But why not? All the experience can be used, it would be kind of stupid not to try again.”
They join the list of previously confirmed artists: Moniqué, THE ROOP, Tiramisu and Rūta Loop.
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