Thursday, April 21, 2016
Semi 2: 09 Lithuania / I've Been Waiting For This Night
I was no big fan of Donny Montell back in 2012. In my book he is little more than a Lithuanian David Lindgren - someone who is posing as a pop star while really not being one at heart. This year he has a better song but the posing is left in tact.
However, Lithuania had more luck than anyone would have the right to hope for. After an eternity of slow or mid-tempo songs, they come in with something that will remind the viewers of a temper. Some rhythm. Something you could dance to.
The song really is a pretty bleak sketch of a dance hit - it keeps going and going in the same spot without a single trace of development - but it won't matter much here. This year's Golden Boy comes from Lithuania and will get picked up just by bringing the beat back.
Yes. And it means at least one better song will be left out. Cruel world.
My grade: 1/5
Donny Montell / I've Been Waiting For This Night (Lithuania 2016 preview clip)