It’s April and we have less than 60 days till the annual Eurovision contest that will happen next month. Get excited! If you don’t know what Eurovision is, I wrote a detailed post about the contest a couple of years ago. Basically, it is a singing contest where various countries around the world, mostly in Europe, compete in a week-long competition. It started in 1951 with only seven countries participating. But now in 2022, there will be forty countries competing in Turin, Italy. It is a huge event in the music world and across the globe.
(The US is currently running their own version of the contest called the American Song Contest right now on NBC. I might do a recap during Golden Week if I am lucky.)
I am back with my series “Road to Eurovision”, predicting who will win this year’s contest. Each day, I will feature a song from one of the countries. Then, I will make my own predictions of who will make it to the finals and win the competition. Good luck to those who are competing!
You can check out my commentaries on past years:
Let’s get started!
Monika Liu‘s “Sentimentai” (Sentiments)
Monika Liu‘s “Sentimentai” is Lithuania’s entry for this year’s Eurovision, The song is described as a dark disco that supposes to be groovy. However, it is a boring one with a monotonous beat. Though Liu’s vocals are filled with a quality that one can call smoky warm, it is lost in the boring, slow instrumentation. Even with the addition of more instrumentations and vocal layers, the melody of the song goes nowhere. There is really nothing in “Sentimentai” that really excited the listeners.
Sadly, I think “Sentimentai” will not make it to the finals as it is too bland and doesn’t go anywhere melodically.
My Eurovision 2021 Predictions
Here are my predictions for this year’s contest. These are my own opinions and I am not getting paid or endorsed for them.
|Ronela Hajati (Albania)||Finals!|
|Citi Zēni (Latvia)||Finals!|
|Monika Liu (Lithuania)||Will Not Go Through|