Likely Televote Appeal
Likely Jury Appeal
Lithuania could be the kingmakers in deciding which countries make it from the first half.
Over in Lithuania, their 10-round selection process came to an end with the naming of Ieva Zasimauskaitė as their Eurovision representative.
Ieva will perform in the first half of semi-final 1.
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 me of Sway from the first American Pie film; and When We’re Old sort of has a film soundtrack feel.
Back to Eurovision, though, one recent example of this genre would be Belgium’s 2012 effort from Iris, which finished last in semi-final 1. On the face of it, Lithuania sounds moderately more authentic, but loses its appeal after the first minute or so. Better lighting may keep viewers interested for longer. Anyway, unlike the Belgian example, Lithuania should be higher with the juries and televote, making the first half of semi-final 1 even more interesting given they have a few allies and diaspora to call on.
I don’t see Lithuania making the final at this point, but they could be the kingmakers in deciding which countries make it from the first half.
- Does grab attention
- Vocals are solid
- Has some friends and diaspora
- Easy to lose interest after first minute
- Has to qualify from most difficult half of trickiest semi final
- Probably too insipid to attract enough support
Is Ieva making up the numbers, or can she cause an upset?