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Donny's performance looks unrehearsed and lacks the professionalism and star-quality of artists like Saade, Loic Nottet, and more importantly, Sergey Lazerev.
After eight heats and one semi-final, it’s safe to say we’re already bored of the Lithuanian songs.
Anyway, just to get the thing out of the way, the Lithuanian public opted to send Donny Montell back to Eurovision with his song, I’ve Been Waiting for This Night. And boy it’s been a long wait!
Donny will be familiar to most Eurovision folk, having participated in Baku with Love is Blind. This time he has bought a more contemporary dance floor banger that will surely be picked up by the fanboy press in May. It’s the sort of song that would do well at Melodifestivalen, so it comes as no surprise to see two Swedes leading the writing credits. Despite it being a fairly radio-friendly song, I can’t see Lithuania racing up the scoreboard in May unless they address the dire need for choreography.
Donny fronted his song in 2012 and the feeling is he’s controlling the artistic direction again this year. Without choreography, Donny’s performance looks rather unrehearsed and lacks the professionalism and star-quality of artists like Saade, Loic Nottet, and more importantly, Sergey Lazerev. Hopefully rehearsals will see a marked improvement.
Lithuania shouldn’t struggle to qualify from semi-final 2, but once in the final, 15th-20th looks about right provided there are improvements.
Can Donny improve on his 2012 score?