The Eurovision After Party which was due to be held in Lithuania next month has been cancelled due to unspecified reasons.
Ieva Zasimauskaite has revealed on Facebook that the planned Eurovision After Party in Kaunas has been cancelled. The singer who had previously stated that organising the event had been a dream of hers since Lisbon that;
Apparently, I’m too young to organize events when I have no experience of that, but I will be grateful to people all my life who have contributed so beautifully and benevolently to this my dream, which will remain only a dream.
Ieva explained that the decision to cancel the event had not been easy, as she had been looking forward to the show next month. All of the people that had bought tickets to attend the concert are to receive a refund. Cesár Sampson (Austria), Laura Rizzotto (Latvia), Ryan O’shaughnessy (Ireland), Elina Nechayeva (Estonia) had been due to perform.
Ieva Zasimauskaite represented Lithuania at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal. With her song “When We’re Old”, she placed 12th in the Grand Final.
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.