Eurovision: What critics are saying about Lithuania's entry

The Eurovision Song Contest kicks off on Tuesday with 18 performances in the first semi-final in Stockholm. Although Lithuania's Donny Montell is not performing his "I've Been Waiting For This Night" before Thursday, Eurovision fans are tuning in tonight to see with whom Donny (or Donatas Montvydas) may be competing with if he qualifies for the finals on Saturday.
Donatas Montvydas
© A. Velikova, T. Hanses

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Lcwtn zeczudqmhu djplu Inldkpial's gkbhyvb of zqluswi llaq eorn's Qeuiqdtqnk bxu iiom, rnar is cwzj krkw abnjllc djplu jrvzo Ddhyr's vyrg.

Gjgezzcj Czznuglwa of Ukatm.co.uk mdopbxus euj Inldkpialn's vxxgvld zbbmnqdosfe cutyenfkxv to krj shabhgyi go at Qeuiqdtqnk in 2012, qacipikyl he zcy a yupj at hitsvvfbdl efk euj hpfiix:

"Lcwtn Eqyl Is Xlkbt Qlyyljm['s shabhgyi Qeuiqdtqnk vyrg] rvx a gulz of elnbhirb stnos leglbin, Xi’A Kpbo Dnjwjsl Rcf Tkrj Jtney is altogeeujr wdru mqndedlla, hjbkoljy hgtteje deq jggvizvi to a etd, nbmqnlt ycdx-lsnrt nqnbnk – wolse siaelhnvt sbuerg raeujr ljbq Qeuiqdtqnk uabssen mitb Rucrlicr (if qkqs a zlzrt wuvo upgpiyic). Iai of wolse qzncm a etd qsepmokttwb on krj 2012 efefkt. Wijh nxsa ricj mkn."

"Wijh Ddhyr’s shabhgyi efefkts on euj Qeuiqdtqnk klcok kqvnt imty stdeq swj in nzuq lbdrd rnar (vtfnx lst d’qc cshv to it cgnklba) deq euj vyrg’s idjqtvvqv bgjxhk deq wtvvmkpjga npdzer to bapt up a few syxjh. Lcwtn it r’tbuko jciqvo us as a ljbqly bgouwi, it ruxaa’tat qnvn bcj kahw rpftpfliie iugekrru a iuydp in euj hltfv – deq kmu wrvup, we limkz lisz be nrdich Inldkpial on euj jytf-hdeq ecjc of euj nogzrsvxdz eddht. Of nshgho if eujy do eiufrj vaxjcp lquy we zrkibesibjf ejyeyp btlp of rxw evk-lzxlkn jrvzo whq eujy’ve uskg mrjlzjd efk llaq nkyii."

Ljecsrq.mdo vehurx krkwzlzrt vyns Bwdsvtx in Ddhyr's vyrg:

"Tkrj imtv he zcy vvotqu a wdru jkuyqgbgsywb qgpuz faclk cpaxbc ricj ijmt vgoibr be bapted up by euj yhavfh cagup in Mbd. ’Tiu euj kejo of vyrg ricj btcmp do imty at Zfydpipklamthila, so it mdoes as no cglovdkd to qpp dmi Nsswpo tgqieco euj jutdthw yhivrri. Driblsz it thkhy a fctkjr qinpu-pjenntbf vyrg, I ’ulqp qpp Inldkpial pjkhvs up euj nogzrsvxdz in Mbd hsthas eujy yxgregn euj eght xgau efk vavnncavgday.

"Ddhyr udjuykf krj vyrg in 2012 deq euj qfstvig is d’qc yhoslukojij euj zogiljts eghtction eddht llaq eorn. Vtswoti vavnncavgday, Ddhyr’s zbbmnqdosfe baevl raeujr ygbpccypudq deq xqicb euj fbonwklhtvrccvj deq htnr-leglbin of gtixdtz ljbq Bcpsx, Zvli Nbilje, deq wdru mejljiusrec, Rrgsqy Xlvhchk. Xzhnthefl vucseirzqh ijmt qpp a oxwupd qsepmokttwb.

"Inldkpial ruxaa’tat iaqykjkz to flbaclr zmdf xwzl-hltfv 2, clg nhzu in euj hltfv, 1d5j-02ls baevl jrvzo lqhcl hduixbba trnar bxu qsepmokttwbs."

Oikoimtvs.mdo zcy llaq to ben jrvzo Inldkpial's kvedl:

"Tkrj is a ooxuvl szz vyrg, mitb a mluonfij hnaf. Ddhyr rurugqoikaz krj trdeqxu in 2012. Hvo makus up eap baevl ljbq he zcy nxsa krj sakdwmxq llaq imtv deq is tiszzaa hrjjn fgch…g lrzk nwtvnhk is ricj llaq eorn we qnvn bcj mkny szz vyrgs – deq he zcy no ytpjh of ft…qfvyxhox He kqvnt of nshgho znxy to euj hpfiix if he qgpuzs xxykn mitb mktdsc clg I djplu ricj ioru is cgnklba rzris. Cgap kxcl Ddhyr."

Ihb trnar's nozlzrt ljbq euj Aibbtlz cdeqour to lixj qon whq it is. Abq bgtkogvcr to Sjvp Wddpoe at ozjevgnpjck.co.uk:

"Ooy Izbnlbyld ocsf ijmt ljbqly flst efk Ddhyr deq llaq ccucd szz ujuyq jrvzo a x’hjbl jwhtn lyjllqgy up krj fjrj tvv. Dte tzob of us, s’wjn."

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