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VILNIUS: LITHUANIAN HIT NIGHT & WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BRAVE TO SING THE SONG THAT'S ALREADY PERFECT

On the first night of Eurovision National Selection we were told to cover a Lithuanian hit. That was one piece of terrifying news: never been a fan of our music. However, there is this band called Foje, that I grew up listening to. The song "Lauzo Sviesa" (about bonfires in the night) rang in my head over and over again, until I braved to sing it. Yes, it was a brave choice, maybe not even the wisest. Covering and modifying classics can be frowned upon. Playing piano on TV scared me beyond anything. Why did I go ahed with it? 'Cause I felt it. 'Cause I believe this song deserves to be heard not only by lithuanians. 'Cause I believe true fans of the band will appreciate someone making it alive in a different way. 'Cause when my kid grows up and looks up youtube to find silly stuff mamma did, I want this song to be that piece of Lithuanian culture that gets carried along into the future. "... burn, glow and never die, warm the hands, caress the wide-open eyes, be the only hope, even if only my own, glowing in the night"

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