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Lithuania’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

May 20, 2015

Photo of Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila

Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila “This Time”.

In their promotional video, Lithuania does attempt to dazzle us with pseudo-science just a bit.  They get some young very attractive people together in a room and play their Eurovision song to them over headphones so that they can’t see the singers.  Yeah – a bit like “The Voice”.

Result – the young people all start kissing one another, including (fair play to them) two men.  I’m not sure how scientific this test really is, and whether it really forms the basis of any kind of academic article in The Lancet or Nature.

But what they’re trying to claim is akin to those pseudo-scientific cosmetic commercials where we’re supposed to believe someone in a lab coat and a clipboard who tells us that “our tests” prove something or other.  “Scientifically” this song makes people kiss one another.  Or at least makes young attractive people kiss one another anyhow.  Which they would never have thought have doing (apparently) were it not for Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila.

Anyhow – here’s the video.

The cunning thing about this video is that it’s a visualisation of visual deprivation.  We know that the singers (damn and blast them) are very pretty but we’re watching people who can’t see that.  Seeing people not seeing.  Oooh.  Deep eh?

They also have a performance video.

The “chemistry” between this pair is not subtle.  To be honest, these singers are both extremely attractive and (unfortunately) both seemingly fully aware of how attractive they are making them both, to my mind, profoundly slappable.  They kiss.  Twice.  On the lips and everything.  Euurgh.

Get a room.

It’s a very kissy concept and a very smug concept and I dare say that the young people will like it.  I do not and pray for it to fail.  However, it seems a general rule that whatever I find most smug, tedious, pompous and politically objectionable is destined to succeed at Eurovision


As ever, you can always watch one of the following instead.

Latvia’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

Israel’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

Ireland’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

Iceland’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

Czech Republic 2015 Eurovision Entry

Cyprus’ 2015 Eurovision Entry

Azerbaijan’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

Serbia’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

Russia’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

Romania’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

Netherlands’ 2015 Eurovision Entry

Moldova’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

Macedonia’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

Hungary’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

Georgia’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

Greece’s Eurovision Entry

Finland’s Eurovision Entry

Estonia’s Eurovision Entry

Denmark’s Eurovision Entry

Belgium’s Eurovision Entry

Belarus Eurovision Entry

Armenia’s Eurovision Entry

Albania’s Eurovision Entry


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