Some national finals are relatively straightforward. One night, a handful of acts, a jury, a televote, maybe a superfinal, and you’ve got an act, ready to go to Eurovision. Bing bang boom, you’re done.
Well, Lithuania doesn’t play by your rules, man.
This year’s “Eurovizijos” was a twelve-week long affair, incorporating two competitions in one. Rather than having each singer take a song to the National Selection, a pool of twenty singers was slowly whittled down while a separate pool of sixteen songs was also winnowed into one winner. By the time the Final rolled around, three singers had to perform the same song, “Attention“, whether it was suited to their vocals and personal style or not. Read the rest of this entry