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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lithuania 2012: Love is blindfolded

Lithuania never had the smoothest of rides through Euroland, but during the last few years they made more of an impression than before and made it to the final both in 2009 and 2011.

This year they decided to send an ambitious and eager young man, who will not stop at anything in order to convince the audience: he stands on his hands, he dances, he sings almost operatic notes and, in order to show just how blind love is, he starts his performance wearing a blindfold.

The blindfold is a bit redundant, to be honest. I think the audience gets the big picture anyway.

The song has a catchy chorus but goes through a number of confusing changes. It starts out as a pseudo-operatic ballad before twitching into a disco flavoured crossbreed of Cher's "Strong Enough" and Moloko's "Sing It Back".

Once you think you got the plot, it also bursts into another confusing break.

If the Lithuanian rules only allow that sort of action, I would settle for a bit of a rewrite here. Clean the whole track up, cut out the unnecessary stuff and focus on the singing and the rather catchy chorus.

With a bit of work (and a bit of luck in the draw), Donny Montell could be the disco break we all long for in his semi final.

Donny Montell - Love Is Blind (Lithuania 2012)

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