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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.

http://www.eurovision.tv/page/vienna-2015/about/all-participants

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

https://conradbrunstrom.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/latvias-2015-eurovision-entry/

Israel’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

https://conradbrunstrom.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/israels-2015-eurovision-entry/

Ireland’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

https://conradbrunstrom.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/irelands-2015-eurovision-entry/

Iceland’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

https://conradbrunstrom.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/icelands-2015-eurovision-entry/

Czech Republic 2015 Eurovision Entry

https://conradbrunstrom.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/czech-republics-2015-eurovision-entrya/

Cyprus’ 2015 Eurovision Entry

https://conradbrunstrom.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/cyprus-2015-eurovision-entry/

Azerbaijan’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

https://conradbrunstrom.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/azerbaijans-2015-eurovision-entry/

Serbia’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

https://conradbrunstrom.wordpress.com/2015/05/16/serbias-2015-eurovision-entry/

Russia’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

https://conradbrunstrom.wordpress.com/2015/05/17/russias-2015-eurovision-entry/

Romania’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

https://conradbrunstrom.wordpress.com/2015/05/17/romanias-2015-eurovision-entry/

Netherlands’ 2015 Eurovision Entry

https://conradbrunstrom.wordpress.com/2015/05/16/the-netherlands-2015-eurovision-entry/

Moldova’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

https://conradbrunstrom.wordpress.com/2015/05/16/moldovas-2015-eurovision-entry/

Macedonia’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

https://conradbrunstrom.wordpress.com/2015/05/16/macedonias-2015-eurovision-entry/

Hungary’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

https://conradbrunstrom.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/hungarys-2015-eurovision-entry/

Georgia’s 2015 Eurovision Entry

https://conradbrunstrom.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/georgias-2015-eurovision-entry/

Greece’s Eurovision Entry

https://conradbrunstrom.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/greeces-2015-eurovision-entry/

Finland’s Eurovision Entry

https://conradbrunstrom.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/finlands-2015-eurovision-entry/

Estonia’s Eurovision Entry

https://conradbrunstrom.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/estonias-2015-eurovision-entry/

Denmark’s Eurovision Entry

https://conradbrunstrom.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/denmarks-2015-eurovision-entry/

Belgium’s Eurovision Entry

https://conradbrunstrom.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/belgiums-2015-eurovision-entry/

Belarus Eurovision Entry

https://conradbrunstrom.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/belarus-2015-eurovision-entry/

Armenia’s Eurovision Entry

https://conradbrunstrom.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/armenias-2015-eurovision-entry/

Albania’s Eurovision Entry

https://conradbrunstrom.wordpress.com/2015/05/09/albanias-2015-eurovision-entry

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