The Penultimate artist featured in our “Who Is” series for the Eurovision 2018 season is Ieva Zasimauskaite from Lithuania.
In March, it was decided that Ieva Zasimauskaite would represent Lithuania in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest after she won Eurovizijos. Let’s get to know a bit more about her.
Ieva Zasimauskaite was born on 2nd July 1993 in Kaunas, Lithuania. From a young age, Ieva has been attending singing lessons and completed the subject “Estradian Singing” at eight years old. She attended Aleksandras Kacanauskas Music School, where she sang in the Children’s band “Linksmasis do” and played the piano. Throughout her career, she has participated in many competitions and was part of the Kaunas Choir for three years, performing in multiple concerts a month and even winning the Clash of the Choirs competition.
In 2012, she participated in Lietuvos balsas (The Voice of Lithuania), where she reached the superfinal. Ieva is no stranger to Eurovision selection shows as she has attempted to represent Lithuania on four previous occasions – in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
Ieva Zasimauskaite will represent Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. She was selected after she won Lithuanian selection show Eurovizijos with her song “When We’re Old”.
Lithuania debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994, however on their debut they finished in last place with nul points. Lithuania didn’t return to the contest until 1999 when Aiste finished 20th with the song “Strazdas”. Lithuania’s best result came in 2006 when LT United performed “We Are The Winners”, they finished 6th in the final with a total of 162 points. Lithuania’s only other top.10 finish came in 2016 when Donny Montell performed “I’ve Been Waiting For This Night” in Stockholm, he received 12 points from the public in Ireland, Norway & United Kingdom.