It’s back. The Eurovision Song Contest will be arriving on our TV screens here in Australia in exactly four weeks from today.
Over in Europe, meanwhile, it’s less than four weeks ’til entrants from 39 countries across the continent will take to the stage in the first semi final to compete for the most coveted yearly prize in music – the Eurovision Song Contest trophy.
The competition is split into three finals; the two semi finals (to be held on May 14 and 16) and the grand final (on May 18), in which the victorious countries from the two semi-finals will line up alongside the host nation Sweden and the “big five” of the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
In our 15th look at the players for 2013, we turn our gaze to the Lithuanian entry.
ANDRIUS POJAVIS : Something
29 year old Andrius has reportedly been playing in bands in his homeland for a great number of years, but it’s only in recent years that he’s begun to break through on the mainstream music charts. With the taste of success still fresh on his tongue after the release of his album ‘Aštuoni’, the singer will hit the stage in the first of the two semi finals to represent Lithuania with the English language track ‘Something’.
While we’re not minding the track too much, the live vision (below) is a little disconcerting – if not for Andrius’ strange, constant excitable eyebrow raising, but for his seeming complete lack of stage presence or performance skill. If he performs like this in the first semi final, he’ll progress no further. It’s completely lacklustre.