Ieva Zasimauskaitė

Lithuania second rehearsal

Desiree on Thu, 05/03/2018 - 13:21

The first to rehearse after the break is Lithuania. Ieva looks very beautiful today in what looks like a light pink dress - however the colours in the arena may be a bit betraying. It takes a long time before we get to see her on screens.

The last words from the second chorus echo here - not sure if that's intentional and is heard on tv screens too.

Vocally it sounds very well. Ieva now only sings the 2nd last line in Lithuanian and switches back to English for the very last line, unlike in the national final, however she started with this already at some point in the promotour.

In the 2nd run she's back to both last lines in Lithuanian, so it seems they are still trying to work out what works better for them.

Meditation event with Ieva Zasimauskaite

Last night ESCKAZ was lucky enough to have witnessed a unique event that pretty sure very few people in the Eurovision bubble have ever been to. The Lithuanian participant Ieva Zasimauskaite participated in a Mantra Chanting workshop in the Mantra Yoga lounge in the centre of Lisbon, not far from the Praça do Comercio.
The workshop was organised by the local Hare Krishna community, whose faith plays a central part in her life. Everyone was free to join and indeed the atmosphere was absolutely welcoming, with the scent of incense approaching from a few meters distance. Everyone sat on the ground and chanted along to the sometimes just relaxing but at other times very uplifting and I would almost say catchy music!
Apart from mantra singing by the community members there were speeches from special guests and from Ieva herself, who followed her speech by mantra singing herself. In the video below you can get an impression on how the evening went on. Just to add, the light in the room was very dim which is notable in the video quality.

Afterwards we had a quick chat with Ieva who explained us a bit more which you can see in the video below.

Lithuania meditation event