Monique Make Me Human Lithuania Eurovision 2020

She’s one of the most talked-about acts in Lithuania’s newly revamped Eurovision selection. Yet despite all the buzz, Moniqué took her time when it came to releasing a studio version of her Pabandom iš naujo! 2020 entry “Make Me Human”.

Moniqué “Make Me Human” (Official Music Video)

That wait finally ended at midnight on 5 February when the record hit all the major streaming platforms. The hotly anticipated music video dropped hours later.

And just in time! Moniqué is due to take part in the second semi-final of Eurovizijos atranka 2020 on Saturday.

The semi-final two running order is:

  1. Meandi “DRIP”
  2. Petunija “Show Ya”
  3. Germanas Skoris “Chemistry (Breaking Free)”
  4. Moniqué “Make Me Human”
  5. Rokas Povilius “Vilnius Calling”
  6. Monika Marija “If I Leave”
  7. Andy Vaic “Why Why Why”
  8. The Backs “Fully”

Poll results: Moniqué should win semi-final two of Lithuania’s Eurovizijos atranka 2020

The “Make Me Human” songstress enters this crucial stage of the competition as a clear favourite with our readers. In our poll, which included all 18 semi-finalists, she picked up a massive 17.05% of all the votes cast. That works out at a tally of 695 votes. It places her top of the rankings across both semis.

Many are predicting a Moniqué verses Monika Marija narrative, and our readers are sticking to the plot. They’ve voted Monika Marija into second. The “If I Leave” popstar won 404 votes.

If our voters had their way, the third qualification spot would go to Evgenya Redko with “Far”. Sadly, the popular singer was forced to withdraw from the competition due to medical problems. We wish her a speedy recovery.

As such, the next place in the final goes to Germanas Skoris with “Chemistry (Breaking Free)”. But, with just 172 votes, he’s a long way behind the leading ladies.

Meandi scores the last slot with 127 votes for “DRIP”.

Poll results: Who should qualify from the semi-finals of Lithuania’s Eurovizijos Atranka 2020?

  1. Moniqué – “Make Me Human” 17.05% (695 votes)
  2. Monika Marija – “If I Leave” 9.91% (404 votes)
  3. Evgenya Redko – “Far” 5.05% (206 votes) — withdrawn
  4. Germanas Skoris – “Chemistry (Breaking Free)” 4.22% (172 votes)
  5. Meandi – “DRIP” 3.12% (127 votes)
  6. Petunija – “Show Ya” 1.4% (57 votes)
  7. Andy Vaic – “Why Why Why” 0.86% (35 votes)
  8. The Backs – “Fully” 0.42% (17 votes)

Total Votes: 4,076

Do you agree with the poll? What do you think of Moniqué’s music video? Let us know in the comments.

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I listened to “Make Me Human” so many times and I still cannot find it a worthy candidate to represent Lithuania at ESC. This song is too ordinary and forgettable, it doesn’t have a hook and it’s not catchy, although it has quality and it’s definitely not cheap. Even with Lithuania’s big support from diaspora, I can’t see it doing well. That Hu-u-u-u-u-u-uuu-man part is very very repetitive and sounds like we’ve heard things like this already a million times. Moreover, it’s the chorous, the main element of the song that’s supposed to stand out, but this one won’t. Monique’s… Read more »

Gabi
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Gabi

Obviously The Roop is so much better *rolls eyes*

Lop
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Lop

I had to listen “Make Me Human” many times but I still can’t find it good enough to represent Lithuania. It’s too ordinary and forgettable. Just because Billie Eilish is now popular doesn’t mean that all similar songs do well. That Hu-u-u-u-u-u-u-man part is somewhat repetitive and feels like we’ve already heard songs like this a lot.
The Roop would stand out more and I think it would do better in televoting at ESC. I like Aiste too. There ae many contenders who could be a better reprsentative for Lithuania than Monique. Lithuania, choose wisely.

Teddie
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Teddie

The Roop is still much better, obviously, but at least now I see the appeal of this song. It is of course bears little resemblance to the live version: here we can clearly hear two or three trendy vocal effects (a harmonizer, plus something vocoder/ringer-ish?) with pristine production, while on the stage the vox part was articulated rather poorly with many low notes just missing the mark. If this wins they could experiment with easing the strain on the vocals to make the song sound more intimate. The howling chorus refrain is still ugly though: HUAHUAHUAHUA

Logical Person
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Logical Person

This will win ESc

Rainbow, rainbow, rainbow
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Rainbow, rainbow, rainbow

Make Me Human is amazing. I think it’s even possible for Monique to bring the trophy to Lithuania for the first time. Baltic year much, huh? I mean, Make Me Human & Still Breathing & Beautiful Life would give the Baltics such an amazing power to rock the stage in Rotterdam. Go Monique, Go Samanta, Go Jaagup!

Bobby Crush
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Bobby Crush

Please please please choose The Roop. Please.

Luk
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Luk

The roop is interesting! Good luck Lithuania
I am waiting for Poland song!

RoyalBlueEurovision
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RoyalBlueEurovision

Please choose Monique or The Roop. Both are brillant and have good chances.I would definitely vote for you, Lithuania. Please don‘t choose Monika Marija or Aiste. The Songs are both boring, though Aiste‘s is old-fashioned, clishe and cringe and therefore Monika better. Still, these two are the worse options.

Polegend Godgarina
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oh wow i just heard make me human for the first time (it’s finally on spotify) and i love it! excellent song.

Aicha
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Aicha

People, vote for THE ROOP! they are much more interesting and stronger live. Monique should practice her live performances and come back next year!

Sergod Legendzarev
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Sergod Legendzarev

Practice her live performances? AHAHAH
She is doing concerts on Siemens and Zalgiris arenas, while The Roop is a garage band at best.

RoyalBlueEurovision
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RoyalBlueEurovision

I also love The Roop, but this comment is just so o wrong

NOTHING
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NOTHING

I think Monique is their best chance to qualify and doing well

Joe
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Joe

Very cool. I still prefer The Roop, but she’d be great too. Or Monika. One of those three. But especially The Roop.

SunkistRayne
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SunkistRayne

Okay, that was a good video. I liked the song before but I dunno that video kinda sold it. Now I’m torn between human, we came from the sun, and on fire.

RoyalBlueEurovision
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RoyalBlueEurovision

On Fire or Human for the win

Jo.
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Jo.

great song, I hope they pick this one.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Ooo, Monique’s video went in the direction of symbolic art! That’s a nice surprise – I wasn’t expecting that after seeing the live performance of the literal “android”.
Both interpretations are very good, wow.
Lithuania also has Monika, The Roop, Aiste, Kayra etc. Excellent year for LRT – should be a very tough decision in the final.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Finally a studio version for this song! I prefer the direction of the video, but it would be tough to replicate it in the stage I guess. PS: replace Aisté with Ruta Loop and I totally agree with you, LRT is doing a good job this year.

Colin
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Colin

Monique, Monika Marija, KaYra and if he makes it, Andy Vaic, would all be my top 10 candidates. While not all songs were stellar (I mean, Atsiprašyk was hilariously bad, actually), there are A LOT of good songs in Pabandum iš naujo this year. Even if they aren’t in the running anymore, Tave cia randu, Dangus man tu, The Ocean, Reikia man, Somewhere Out There and in it’s own way, Playa, are all quite good songs. Lithuania seriously upped their game this year.

Marios
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Marios

Imagine Lithuania picking Aiste or sth. I’m ready tbh

Sale
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Sale

If Monique or The Roop don’t win then Lithuania is cancelled.. (but I hope not)

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

Lowkey seeing this coming

Gabi
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Gabi

Or the Roop.

Marios
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Marios

nah I’m ok with the roop

xohxoh
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xohxoh

Make Me Human is so good, i can hear God.

Musimakeup
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Musimakeup

She’s clearly the best choice, but I’m soo confused by Germanas !!!!!!! Not a fan of his interpretation and the quality of the verses, BUT OMG THE CHORUS IS SOOOOO GOOD !

Tibor
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Tibor

As I already said, “Make me human” is a song that suffers from live performance if it doesn’t match the high standard of the studio production. The studio cut is really great, though. They have to come up with something for the backing vocals or the instrumentation to cushion the loss of the vocal effects in Eurovision.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Sorry to disagree here. Actually I only barely notice the vocal effects on the song when I listen to it. I am more moved by the overall concept, the staging and by the music itself. The mechanical-sounding refrain (“human”) in the Chorus juxtaposed against an almost fully-formed melody in other parts of the song… it is all creative and emotional enough without needing any vocal effects, in my opinion.

Tibor
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Tibor

Oh, we can disagree on that, nothing to be sorry about, PM. 🙂
I just felt, when I first heard it performed life, that it came across as rather unpleasant vocally, particularly in the rather monotonous chorus. Vocal effects are just one way to even that out, but I’m glad that there are people who don’t have the same difficulties listening to the live like I do.

Thorbeta
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Thorbeta

Agree 100% on this one. It’s what I call ‘the curse of studio overproduction’ that often leaves a good song exposed when performed live without all the vocal layers of the studio version.

Tibor
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Tibor

I don’t think it’s overproduced. Not all songs need to work equally well live. This is still a good song.

Thorbeta
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Thorbeta

It certainly is in terms of vocal layering and effects – there’s some very heavy vocal post-recording production and mixing done in studio, especially during the chorus, and that’s what gets completely lost when sung live. And it definitely is a good song anyway.

Tibor
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Tibor

I wouldn’t call something OVERproduced, if it makes the overall listening experience better. It’s not a question of sheer amount, is it?

Thorbeta
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Thorbeta

By definition vocal overproduction is anything that can’t be replicated when performed live. It certainly adds to the listening experience, thus I enjoy listening to the studio version of the song, but not the live one.
We would say the same about backing tracks back in the 90s when we still had the orchestras, but EBU got rid of them. Thankfully, they haven’t allowed pre-recorded vocal effects and layers in the contest -yet- otherwise this wouldn’t be a LIVE song contest anymore…

Kosey
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Kosey

Is Monique famous in Lithuania? Otherwise I can’t see why she’s top of this poll, I find the song very one-paced and dare I say it, quite boring.

Gabi
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Gabi

Taste has no friends, especially the bad one. ‘Make me human’ is undoubtedly the best what Lithuania has to offer this year but hey, not everyone gets it and that’s fine.

Sale
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Sale

Let’s hope lithuania doesn’t f*ck this up.

Rainbow, rainbow, rainbow
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Rainbow, rainbow, rainbow

Oh c’moon. It’s easier to count how many times Lithuania failed than send the right one. From inside I can paint the picture as: “Us, Lithuanians, are hated in Europe! Europeans never vote for us, never ever! We’d get votes only if we send an artist who’s LGBT friendly. Thus that’s why we’ll send some prank or weird entry just in case.” Even though we’ve got a lot of points when we’ve sent decent songs and/or artists: • We’ve got 12th place in the Final when Ieva was sent in 2018 • We’ve got 9th place in the Final when… Read more »