Do we have another duet here? Why, yes, we do! Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila won their national competition and will fly the Lithuanian flag over Vienna with their song This Time.
It can’t be stressed enough that at Eurovision, it’s important not only to stand out, but also to be memorable. A good song can easily be overlooked in all the surrounding hubbub. Can This Time make its mark in the midst of all the other duets?
I really enjoy this song. The other duets I’ve reviewed so far tend to be dark and moody. This one is a light-hearted celebration of love. It reminds me a bit of Malta’s Gianluca Bezzina at 2013’s Eurovision in that it’s a cheerful, wistful and quite sweet. The video is a bit silly with couples supposedly listening to the song for the first time. Big props, though, for including a same-sex kiss.
Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila are like a breath of fresh air. I can see them changing the mood of the show when they perform. I don’t see This Time winning, but if Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila can get a following the way Gianluca Bezzina did, I think they have a good chance of making it to the finale.
Best wishes to them!
You can find out more about Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila here.