Lithuania To Send Fusedmarc To Eurovision 2017 With “Rain of Revolution”

Saturday was really a special day for Lithuanians – they not only celebrated their Independence Day, but also their country chose their participant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

Lithuania first entered the competition in 1994, and has participated 17 times so far. The country’s best placing was 6th in 2006 with LT United‘s “We Are The Winners”.

The national selection process lasted more than ten weeks, with Fusedmarc winning the final with “Rain of Revolution” out of six other acts last night. The voting system featured a combination of a Lithuanian expert jury, an international jury, and televoting.

Fusedmarc is a duo consisting of Cilia and Vakx. In 2005, Fusedmarc were called the breakthrough of the Lithuanian alternative scene. Two years later they were acclaimed the best experimental music band in Lithuania; and in 2008, they won an award in the Best Lithuanian Electronic Band category.

“Rain of Revolution” is a unique song with a strong energy, and according to the artists, it reflects on what is going on in many people’s lives and souls.

Watch Fusedmarc’s performance on the final here:

The show opened with Lithuania’s national anthem, then Donny Montell, who represented the country last year, performed his new single “Screw Me Up”. Montell was also a part of the jury.

Other international jury members were the British music producer Dennis Ingoldsby, Peter Freudenthaller from the German band Fool’s Garden and Latvian pop singer and composer Lauris Reiniks.

On this special day, Jamala, last year’s Eurovision Song Contest winner and the president of Lithuania surprised the audience with their appearance. Guest acts last night were Chloe Maggs, who made an impressive performance, and the Moldovan Eurovision act SunStroke Project with “Hey Mamma”.

If Fusedmarc wants to win they’ll have to beat the following acts: Cyprus’ HovigThe Netherlands’ O’G3NEBelgium’s BlancheMacedonia’s Jana BurceskaAzerbaijan’s DiHaj, Ireland’s Brendan MurrayAustria’s Nathan TrentAlbania’s LinditaArmenia’s ArtsvikMontenegro’s Slavko KalezicGreece’s Demy, Georgia’s Tako GachechiladzeBelarus’ NaviThe United Kingdom’s Lucie JonesFinland’s Norma JohnSwitzerland’s Timebelle, Germany’s Levina, France’s Alma, Spain’s Manel NavarroItaly’s Francesco GabbaniIsrael’s Imri Ziv, Czech Republic’s Martina BártaCroatia’s Jacques HoudekMalta’s Claudia FanielloPoland’s Kasia MosHungary’s Joci Pápai, Slovenia’s Omar NaberDenmark’s Anja NissenMoldova’s SunStroke ProjectUkraine’s O.TorvaldLatvia’s Triana ParkSerbia’s Tijana BogicevicEstonia’s Koit Toome & LauraRomania’s Ilinca feat. Alex Florea, Portugal’s Salvador Sobral, and Australia’s Isaiah.

What do you think about Fusedmarc and their powerful song “Rain of Revolution”? Don’t forget to tell us on Twitter at @CelebMix!

Written by Alexandra Nagy

I'm Alexandra from Hungary, now living in the UK, and writing is not just my hobby - it's my passion. I'm a writer/journalist addicted to music, travelling, football, movies & books, proudly supporting Derby County Football Club.
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