As promised, I will be reviewing each Eurovision entry in the most inconsistent way possible. The entries will be reviewed in a random order using my personal wheel on the Wheel of Names website.
Next is Lithuania. They are sending Monika Linkyte with Stay
Date chosen: February 18, 2023
Method: Through its annual national selection Pabandom iš naujo! 30 participants competed over 5 weeks for a chance to represent Lithuania in Liverpool
What I think: Good ol’ Monika Linkyte is back. 8 years after taking the Eurovision stage in Vienna with Vaidas Baumila, she goes solo in Liverpool. Just like last time, I felt the song, and then it slips. It’s a see-saw struggle for sure, but what made this more solidly higher than her previous duet “This Time” was the Lithuanian chorus and the backing singers coming together live. Everything else to me is bland, but that part is just chef’s kiss right there
Chance (of qualifying and/or winning): She did it once, she can do it again. 75%