It’s a monster of a show this week, in more ways than one. A triple play takes us to the Baltics, your fan favourite to the Balkans, and its anybodys guess where our larger than life special guest hails from! You’d better be on your best behaviour…
Lithuania has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 22 times since its debut in 1994, where Ovidijus Vyšniauskas finished last, receiving “nul points”. Lithuania withdrew from the contest, not returning until 1999. LT United’s sixth place in 2006 with the song “We Are the Winners” is Lithuania’s best result in the contest. The country reached the top ten for a second time in 2016, when Donny Montell finished ninth with “I’ve Been Waiting For This Night”, and for the third time in 2021, finishing eighth with The Roop and “Discoteque”.
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Lordi is a Finnish hard rock/heavy metal band, formed in 1992 by the band's lead singer, songwriter and costume maker, Mr Lordi (Tomi Petteri Putaansuu). Lordi are known for wearing monster masks and using horror elements with pyrotechnics during concerts and music videos. The band won the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with their song 'Hard Rock Hallelujah'.
Kejsi Tola is an Albanian singer and songwriter. She represented Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia, after winning the 47th edition of Festivali i Këngës. She finished seventeenth place with 48 points. Her song for the competition was called Carry Me in Your Dreams. Tola’s entry had been submitted by Edmond Zhulali who was responsible for the nations very first Eurovision entry The Image of You in Eurovision Song Contest 2004 performed by Anjeza Shahini.
|1||Grab The Moment||JOWST||2017 Norway|
|2||Let Me Love You||Tamara, Vrcak And Adrijan||2008 North Macedonia|
|4||Love Or Leave||4Fun||2007 Lithuania|
|5||This Time||Monika Linkyte & Vaidas Baumila||2015 Lithuania|
|6||Angel Si Ti (You Are An Angel)||Miroslav ‘Miro’ Kostadinov||2010 Bulgaria|
|7||Hard Rock Hallelujah||Lordi||2006 Finland|
|8||Borderline||Lordi||2021 Non Contest|
|9||Sing Me A Song||Bernadette||1983 Netherlands|
|10||Carry Me In Your Dreams||Kejsi Tola||2009 Albania|
|11||Dancing In The Rain||Ruth Lorenzo||2014 Spain|