Evelina Sašenko – "C’est Ma Vie" for Lithuania
Another day, another hole filled on the Eurovision 2011 list of players!
After last year’s near-miss with InCulto’s lighthearted, fun-spirited, trouser-ripping ditty “Eastern European Funk“, the Lithuanians decided to go in another direction for 2011…
Evelina Sašenko will be singing “C’est Ma Vie (It’s My Life)” in Düsseldorf for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, but this could have just as easily been inserted into 1994, 1962, or almost any other ESC year. I want to like it, and I’m happy to see the first official ballad of the year, but this is just…syrupy. I feel like I need to take a shower just to rinse the treacle out of my hair. Evelina has an undeniably lovely voice, and I wish her all the luck in the world, but she’ll be going up against high-energy tunes from Poland, Norway, Georgia, not to mention perennial powerhouse Turkey, among others, in her semifinal. “C’est Ma Vie” is pretty, but so far it looks like it’s getting my “Cotton Candy Award” for the year: incredibly sweet, and enjoyable for the three minutes you have it, but as soon as you consume it, it dematerializes and is gone.
A funny point of fact, though…as France’s song will be performed in Corsican, and both Belgium and Switzerland will be singing in English, the only bits of French that we’re likely to hear in Eurovision 2011 will be from…Lithuania?!?