It has been just over a month since Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin Italy. Today the Live-On-Tape performances that were recorded in the event an artist could not perform in Turin have started to be released. The 3rd performance that was released was Monika Liu’s performance of her song “Sentimentai”.
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.
Watch the Other Live-On-Tape Performances
Lithuania’s Eurovision Journey
The Baltic nation made its debut at the Eurovision Song contest in 1994, where Ovidijus Vyšniauskas represented them with the song “Lopšinė mylimai”, which placed 25th. Since then, Lithuania has participated 21 times and made the Grand Final 14 times. LT United gave Lithuania their best ever Eurovision result back in 2006, where the country placed 6th.
Lithuania’s latest Eurovision participation, saw them being represented by Monika Liu, participating with the song “Sentimentai”. Qualifying for the final, Lithuania finished on 14th place overall, with 128 points.
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