At London Eurovision Party, Rory is joined by Monika Liu, who will represent Lithuania at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with her song “Sentimentai”. They discuss her bringing Lithuanian to the stage for the first time in many years, dive deeper in the folklore elements of Sentimentai, and that dress from Pabandom Is Naujo!
We also confirm whether Monika’s hair is a wig or real!
About Monika Liu
Monika Liu is a familiar face on the Lithuanian music scene. After graduating from the University of Klaipėda, she travelled across the world, living in the US and the UK before returning to Lithuania. She is no stranger to competing on Lithuanian TV, having participated in multiple singing competitions ever since she was 15 years old in 2004! Now she sits on the other side of the stage on the judging panels for The Voice and The Masked Singer.
Her musical outputs prior to “Sentimentai” include her 2015 EP “What If”, her 2019 album “Lünatik” and a vinyl-only EP “Melodija” in 2020. This year is not her first year being involved in Lithuania’s Eurovision entry, either. She was one of the co-writers for Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila’s entry “This Time” from 2015.
Listen to Monika Liu’ “Sentimentai” on streaming services
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Lithuania’s Eurovision journey
The Baltic nation made its debut at the Eurovision Song contest in 1994, when Ovidijus Vyšniauskas placed 25th with the song “Lopšinė mylimai.” Since then, Lithuania has participated 21 times and made the Grand Final 14 times. LT United gave Lithuania its best ever Eurovision result back in 2006, placing sixth.
Lithuania’s latest Eurovision participation, saw the nation represented by The Roop, who had been due to represent Lithuania at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. For 2021, the group participated with “Discoteque,” managing to place eighth overall with 220 points.
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