Donny Montell releases 2016 Eurovision attempt

Donny Montell the Lithuanian representative at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest will try to return to the contest after three years. Today he released the song with which he takes part in the Litnuanian national selection Eurovision Atranka 2016The song is titled I’ve Been Waiting For This Night.

Donny Montell loved the Eurovision experience back in 2012 in Baku when he represented his country with the song Love is Blind and ended 14th. Since then he wanted to do it again, was waiting for the right song which might just be the one he is now competing with.

Shortly after Eurovision I had the thoughts to come back, but I wanted to wait for the right song. It took 3 years but now I have it, it’s safe on my computer

Donny submitted his entry to the Lithuanian broadcaster LRT last week. LRT closed the submissions process on December 1st. According to new rules of the Lithuanian National Final, the participants are allowed to present the same song during the whole show, something which wasn’t allowed before.

The song and the videoclip of Donny Montell entry titled I’ve Been Waiting For This Night was recorded in Stockholm with Swedish musicians Jonas Thander and Beatrice Robertsson.

Eurovision Atranka 2016 will consist of 9 episodes and four different voting phases. In the first four episodes the 40 best entries will be presented to the special jury and the public. In the 5th and 6th episode the 20 best performances from the first 4 episodes will fight in the 2 semi finals for the 10 tickets that will go through to the final. In the final 10 songs will fight for the right to wave the Lithuanian flag to Stockholm. In the 9th episode a special concert featuring the selected representative will be broadcast live by LRT and all of the finalists are obliged to take part.

Below you can watch Donny’s entry for the Lithuanian national selection 2016:

Source: EuroVisionary, LRT, Donny Montell's facebook
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