2000 and Whatever – Lithuania

We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.

In collaboration with ESCDaily, we will be reviewing some of their 21st Century favourites, while over on their site, you will find their reviews of our favourites!

Below our reviews, you will find a poll where you can vote for your favourite Eurovision entry from the 21st Century.


Anita Reviews Dennis’ 21st Century Favourite

Ieva Zasimauskaitė  – When We’re Old | 12th place, 181 points (Final)

2018 was the first Eurovision I attended, and I remember distinctly not loving this entry from Lithuania. It takes a lot to impress me with a soft and subtle song such as this, and it really just wasn’t doing it for me. It wasn’t until I got to see it in rehearsals various times where the emotion started to hit me, and I finally understood why people were raving about this song. I enjoyed it more and more each time, but now looking back at this entry, my initial thoughts have returned. It was a song that I could enjoy in the moment, but now it’s just kind of…bleh. Sorry.

With that said, however, I can see why people would enjoy this song. It’s a more sensitive song from Lithuania, well performed and it was kept simple. The ending was touching, and while I’m still a bit iffy on the holograms, I did enjoy the other staging aspects such as the lighting.

Joshua Reviews Brandon’s 21st Century Favourite

Ieva Zasimauskaitė  – When We’re Old | 12th place, 181 points (Final)

This was a really lovely entry from Lithuania. There is not too much to dislike about this, but at the same time, it isn’t exactly outstanding in my eyes. I really enjoy the message behind the song, and feel that Ieva’s energy really suited the song. The staging in Lisbon fitted the song perfectly as well, and created a really gentle yet heartfelt moment for three minutes. ‘When We’re Old’ is definitely one of my favourite Lithuanian entries, but not necessarily one that I always seek out to listen to.

What does the ESCDaily team think of our 21st Century favourites? Make sure to head over to escdaily.com to find out!

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