Lithuania: 4Fun to Helsinki

by Stella Floras 105 views

After a marathon selection process with a fair share of ins and outs Lithuania has decided to send the rock group 4Fun to Helsinki with the song Love or leave.

Tonight's final saw eleven acts in all, three of which proceeded to the Super final. Ruta Sciogalevaite with If I ever make you cy was first, followed by Aiste Pilvelyte with Emotional crisis and 4fun with Love or leave in third place. But the tables turned during the second voting period and the final winner was 4fun with Love or leave.

4Fun were the dark horse of this year's Eurovizija. A little-known band won first the Red quarter final, then the semi final and now the final as well. 4Fun formed in 2001 and consists of lead singer and guitar player Julija Ritčik, Justas Jasenko, electric guitar and vocals, And�ej Zujevič lead guitar and back vocals, Rimantas Jasenka, bass guitar and Raimonas Staniulionis, drums. The band's repertoire is wide and varied from rock'n'roll to pop rock to rhythm & blues and country rock. Their first live CD, Gyvas, was released in 2004.

4Fun spoke to right before the final. Click here to read the interview

Click here to be directed to the 4Fun official website where you can listen to Love or leave (external link in English and Lithuanian).

4Fun will be competing directly to the final in Helsinki thanks to the sixth place of LT United in Athens last year.

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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.

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