Lithuania: New version of Something presented at Eurovision fundraiser

by Stella Floras 332 views

On Sunday 10 February, a special concert was held in Vilnius, Lithuania to raise funds for the country’s upcoming participation in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. During the concert, the revamped version of Something was aired for the first time.

Supported by former Eurostars Julia Ritchik and 4FUN (2007), Sasha Song (2009), Donny Montell (2012) and other local artists, Andrius Pojavis gave a concert on Sunday to raise funds for the staging of his song in Malmö as the Lithuanian broadcaster, LRT, only covers part of the expenses. The organizers managed to raise approximately one third of the total amount required. The target was to raise 100.000 litas (just under €30.000) to pay for Andrius’ extra costs as the Lithuanian broadcaster is paying for the participation fee, food and accommodation only.

The previous support concerts for Sasha Song in 2009 and Donatas Montvydas in 2012 had managed to raise about 80.000 litas pre-tax but Sunday’s concert only brought 30.000, which will be significantly reduced after-tax.

It’s not a disappointing result, said Martynas Tyla, the money will contribute to Andrius’ act but we will look for sponsors as well.

A new version of Something was introduced to finish off the concert televised live on Lithuanian TV on Sunday night.

Watch the performance below:

Andrius Pojavis – Something (acoustic version)


You can browse the full gallery from the concert here.

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.