Eurovision 2023: Lithuania’s First Rehearsal!

Next up on stage we will be seeing Monika Linkytė on her first rehearsal as the representative of Lithuania in this year’s competition with “Stay”.

Who is Monika Linkytė?

It could be second time lucky for Monika Linkytė, as she had previously competed at Eurovision in 2015 alongside Vaidas Baumila with the song ‘This Time’.

This year the singer earned herself another opportunity through Lithuania’s national selection show, Pabandom Iš Naujo!, and brings soaring melodies to the Contest with her new entry Stay. 

The song is grounded in local folklore, with the lyrics ‘Čiūto Tūto’ often used in Lithuanian folk dances as magical incantations.

Music has been a part of Monika’s life since childhood, and from the moment she first laid her fingers on the piano keys, it became clear to her that music would be a constant companion in her life.

The Rehearsal

Unfortunately this year, accredited journalists don’t get the chance to watch the first and second rehearsals, so we only get the information and content that the organizers officially release to the public.

This is such a captivating ballad, and if the vocal harmonies between Monika and her four backing singers weren’t enough, the pulsing drumbeat pounds through the arena floor, so you can’t help but get involved. The lyrics of Stay are grounded in local folklore, with the lyrics ‘Čiūto Tūto’ often used in Lithuanian folk dances as a magical incantation.

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Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

Below you can watch a small clip from the Lithuanian first rehearsal on TikTok:

The second rehearsal for Lithuania will be held on the 5th of May, when we will know how things will appear on screen for Monika Linkytė.

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