Lithuania has decided: it’s Donny Montell!

Saturday marked the Finals of Lithuania’s search for their Eurovision performer for Baku.  Fourteen hopefuls took the stage for their shot at a ticket to Azerbaijan, but (of course) only one could win.  After those performances (as well as a three-contestant Superfinal), it was 24-year old Donny Montell (real name: Donatas Montvydas) who swept the jury vote and dominated the televote, and we’ll be hearing “Love is Blind” at the Crystal Arena.

Donny has tried many times to reach the Eurovision stage, often competing against himself.  Here’s a list of all of his attempts:

It looks like Donny’s hard work has finally paid off.

As for my thoughts, while you have to admit that Donny’s a definite showman with a great voice, this song seems more than a little chaotic to me.  He’s a balladeer, an R&B singer, a disco performer, and a tango bandleader, all within the span of three minutes.  He sings blindfolded, he dances, he backflips…it wouldn’t surprise me if he goes on stage in Baku, swallows a sword, and starts spinning plates while juggling flaming torches.  It’ll make for an entertaining three minutes, but will it be enough to bring Lithuania out of the Semis for a second consecutive year?

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Posted on March 4, '12, in 2012, Lithuania. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I don’t like the beginning of the song with the blinding ribbon on his face though i can seee why he does it obviously.
    the rest of the song gets slightly interesting, but globally it is average for me.

  2. ^ Agreed, Babar. It’s just… there. It’s possible that his *unpredictable* antics on stage will win him some extra votes, but I don;t think the song is good enough to get him into the final.
    But then, knowing Donny, he’ll probably try again next year, right? 😛

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