During his Eurovision performance on Thursday night, Lithuania's Donny Montell was near-eclipsed by another great performer who translated his song into the sign language.
Laura Levita Valytė

Laura Levita Valytė, a Lithuanian sign language interpreter, is one of the people who are making this year's Eurovision Song Contest accessible to people with hearing impairment.

Valytė, who has been using the sign language to communicate since early childhood, was interpreting Montell's and five other songs for the European audience on Thursday. Her expressive and very musical rendition of "I've Been Waiting For This Night" has become an internet sensation.

Valytė says she had put in much time into preparations, analysing the lyrics and the performance in order to render her interpretation as close to the original as possible.

Each spoken language has its own version of signs, therefore Valytė also had to make sure that her interpretation is comprehensible not just to Lithuanians.

Lithuania's entry was among the ten performances that made it to Saturday's finale. Donny will be performing in the 16th spot.

Įvertink šį straipnį
Norėdami tobulėti, suteikiame jums galimybę įvertinti skaitomą DELFI turinį.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(0 žmonių įvertino)
0
Leave a comment
Commenting is allowed for registered users only!
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Lithuanian TV and Radio commission reached a final verdict on “The Simpsons”

Having assessed the accomplished investigation and additional information, the Radio and Television...

Lithuanian Film Centre announced production grants for 2019

The Lithuanian Film Centre has distributed €2 910 817 at its first session of financing for 2019. In...

National Prize winner Gintaras Makarevičius: “The language of painting has its own grammar”

Everyone experiences time differently. Some trace it, others go with the flow or revel in...

Lithuanian Film Week pays tribute to Lithuanian cinema in Warsaw

The Lithuanian Film Week , the most extensive presentation project of Lithuanian cinema in Poland...

Chinese lantern festival kicks off in Lithuania

An oriental lantern festival kicked off at northern Lithuania's Pakruojis Manor on Saturday night,...