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Lithuania in Eurovision Song Contest Odds

After two months of Lithuania’s national selection show, Ieva Zasimauskaite has come out on top with her adorably sweet song “When We’re Old”. Winning Eurovizijos atranka 2018 means that she’ll be off to Lisbon, Portugal to represent her country.

The national selection show, Eurovizijos atranka, started on 6 January 2018. There were six heats, one wildcard round, two semi-finals, and final – which took place on Lithuania’s Independence Day, which was yesterday. From the get-go Ieva Zasimauskaite was a favourite, getting the maximum 12 points from both the jury vote and the public vote in her heat, and the semi-final. She was just one point short during the final’s jury vote, but came out on top again in the public vote and therefore crowning her the winner. Second place went to Jurgis Bruzga with “4love” (who was the jury’s favourite) and third was The Roop with “Yes, I Do”.

It’s been a long time coming for Ieva Zasimauskaite as she has attempted to represent Lithuania at Eurovision a total of four times. In 2013, she sang “I Fall In Love”, a collaboration with Gabrielius Vagelis, where they came fifth in the Final, missing out on getting to the Super Final. Then, in 2014, she returned placing sixth. After a break, she came back in 2016, with “Life (Not That Beautiful)” where she came fourth. And, in 2017, she sang “You Saved Me” where she came eighth in the Semi-Final and came third during the Online Repechage, failing to make it through to the Final. She sure proves that you should never ever give up, and you can make it because here she is, finally representing Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

Ieva Zasimauskaitė is only 24 years old but has already had a number of achievements as a professional singer. She started music education when she was six years old and took lessons in piano and pop music until she was fifteen. She was a pupil of the VDU "Rasos" gymnasium. The stage is not new for Ieva as well: she has repeatedly participated in various competitions and festivals, becoming finalist of "Lietuvos Balsas" (The Voice of Lithuania) in 2012.

She believes that it is important for the performer not only to have a good voice, but also to be scenic. Ieva is convinced that world-class stars Alicia Keys and Beyonce Knowles have all of this. Power on the stage, the girl exploits every moment she's on it.

"Love is a path, it is not equal, it is twisted, full of sharp turns, hills and pits. Only hand in hand and having a strong love people can go all the way together. It is not easy, but here lies the the happiness of life. Together, to overcome these turns, to withstand the hills, to try to jump into the pits, "says Ieva.

"The song talks about values, especially love, two people who see each other for the first time and already know that they will spend all their lives together," said the 24-year-old, third of The Voice of Lithuania in 2012.

“When We’re Old“ is a lovely gentle song that tries to mimic the simplicity and intimacy of Salvador’s “Amar Pelos Dois”. The style and mood reminds of “Sway” from the first American Pie film and “When We’re Old” sort of has a film soundtrack feel.

Odds on Eurovision Song Contest 2018: Will Lithuania qualify for the final?

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