Lithuania Has Chosen Ieva Zasimauskaite With “When We’re Old” For Eurovision 2018

After two months of Lithuania’s national selection show, Ieva Zasimauskaite has come out on top with her adorably sweet song “When We’re Old”. Winning Eurovizijos atranka 2018 means that she’ll be off to Lisbon, Portugal to represent her country.

The national selection show, Eurovizijos atranka, started on 6 January 2018. There were six heats, one wildcard round, two semi-finals, and final – which took place on Lithuania’s Independence Day, which was yesterday. From the get-go Ieva Zasimauskaite was a favourite, getting the maximum 12 points from both the jury vote and the public vote in her heat, and the semi-final. She was just one point short during the final’s jury vote, but came out on top again in the public vote and therefore crowning her the winner. Second place went to Jurgis Bruzga with “4love” (who was the jury’s favourite) and third was The Roop with “Yes, I Do”.

It’s been a long time coming for Ieva Zasimauskaite as she has attempted to represent Lithuania at Eurovision a total of four times. In 2013, she sang “I Fall In Love”, a collaboration with Gabrielius Vagelis, where they came fifth in the Final, missing out on getting to the Super Final. Then, in 2014, she returned placing sixth. After a break, she came back in 2016, with “Life (Not That Beautiful)” where she came fourth. And, in 2017, she sang “You Saved Me” where she came eighth in the Semi-Final and came third during the Online Repechage, failing to make it through to the Final. She sure proves that you should never ever give up, and you can make it because here she is, finally representing Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

The song is beyond sweet and cute, with Ieva Zasimauskaite fully showing off her voice. “When We’re Old” was written by Vytautas Bikus. The music video was released today and accompanies the song brilliantly.

Watch Ieva Zasimauskaite’s Music Video To Her Eurovision Song “When We’re Old” Here:

This could certainly do well in May if Ieva Zasimauskaite nails the performance of the song on the stage. She has quite the competition before her. We believe Eurovision 2018 really is diverse this year with multiple different genres coming together. Almost all the acts have been announced, so far we’ve covered Sennek for BelgiumSaara Aalto for FinlandWaylon for the NetherlandsAISEL for AzerbaijanCesar Sampson for AustriaJessica Mauboy for AustraliaEugent Bushpepa for Albania, Iriao for Georgia, Madame Monsieur for France, Julia Samoylova for RussiaAlfred & Amaia for SpainMikolas Josef for the Czech RepublicRyan O’Shaughnessy for IrelandEleni Foureira for CyprusChristabelle for MaltaZibbz for SwitzerlandSuRie for the United KingdomRasmussen for Denmark, Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro for ItalyEye Cue for F.Y.R MacedoniaFranka for CroatiaNetta Barzilai for IsraelGianna Terzi for GreeceAlekseev for BelarusVanja Radovanovic for MontenegroSanja Ilic and Balkanika for SerbiaMichael Schulte for GermanyDoReDos for MoldovaAWS for HungaryMélovin for UkraineLaura Rizzotto for LatviaLea Sirk for SloveniaThe Humans for RomaniaSevak Khanagyan for ArmeniaAri Ólafsson for IcelandElina Nechayeva for EstoniaGromee featuring Lukas Meijer for PolandJessike featuring Jenifer Brening for San MarinoClaudia Pascoal for PortugalAlexander Rybak for Norway, and Benjamin Ingrosso for Sweden.

After Salvador Sobral won for Portugal, last year, with “Amar Pelos Dois”; the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will be hosted at the Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal; with the two Semi-Finals taking place on 8 May and 10 May and the Grand Final taking place on 12 May. A total of 43 countries will compete in the contest.

What do you make of Ieva Zasimauskaite’s Eurovision song titled “When We’re Old”? Do you think it can win? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter @CelebMix.

Written by Jonathan Currinn

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