Eurovision artist Ieva Zasimauskaite releases a new single after the contest.
Lithuanian artist Ieva Zasimauskaite has released her new single “Paslepk Mane”. The song is available to listen to on YouTube, and was written by Ieva herself and Vytautas Bikus.
The song, she explains in a Facebook post, is about how everyone can feel lonely and sad sometimes. “This song is for everyone”, she states, “There will be a special English version too!”.
Ieva represented Lithuania at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal. With her song “When We’re Old”, she placed 12th.
Ieva Zasimauskaite was born on 2nd July 1993 in Kaunas, Lithuania. 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 performed a few lines near the end of her song “When we’re old” in Lithuanian. This was the first time that the language has been heard at Eurovision since 2001.
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.