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Wednesday, 20 October 2010 12:48

JESC 2010: An Expert Opinion - Lithuania

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One of the most popular events here in Malta is surely the Junior Eurovision Song Contest which is touted as a family event. Our nation has participated since the initial event which was held in the capital city of Denmark, Copenhagen. We give the event some extra exposure as it gets closer and therefore, that is why, we are commencing our feature "An Expert Opinion" today. We are going to be taking up each respective entry as drawn by the European Broadcasting Union just last week. Our four experts have given us their comments and voted but you have to vote for each entry as well because the final result will be 80% Jury and 20% Poll Voting. Today's entry is the one from Lithuania which is entitled "Oki Doki" and is performed by the sensible Bartas.

Biography (Provided by the Junior Eurovision Official Website)

Nojus Bartaska (or Bart, as is his pseudonym) was born on the 26th of June in 1996 to a very musical family. His father, Saulius Bartaska is a singer and a host for 10 years, known as Captain Flint. His mother Ruta Zaikauskaite-Bartaskiene is a singer performing in Kaunas Musical Theatre. Nojus started to sing at the age of 4. His first song, which was recorded with his father, was Daddy's Fairy Tale. When Nojus was 6 years old, he joined the band Caca and participated in a children's song festival for the first time.

He was offered the roles in musicals of The Kaunas Musical Theatre Sound of Music, Dwarf Nose and Marica. While improving his vocals, in 2007, was offered the main part in the musical The Little Prince at The Lithuanian Opera and Ballet Theatre. The same year, he participated successfully in Slovianskij Bazar song contest in Vitebsk, Belarus, winning the special jury prize. In spring 2008, Nojus won the first price in international contest Song of Europe in Vilnius. In the next two years, he was successfully performing with the band Kvinta, whch participated in TV-shows Talentu Ringas (Ring Of Talents).

The Comments

Niall Mooney: 7 from a possible 10

A very competent singer and I am starting to think the Junior Eurovision is a stronger contest than the regular one. The verse doesn’t really do it for me on this one but the chorus is very catchy and has me bopping my head back and forth. So one of the best choruses so far and the production is excellent.

Ylenia Vella: 6 from a possible 10

Beautiful voice. Can’t comment on the lyrics but from the name of the song I knew it would be a song full of beats from beginning to end which then made me feel a bit bored, after hearing the same rhythm over again. But I can’t really judge the song from now, it all depends on the performance – maybe he’ll manage to keep the song exciting to hear!

Donna McCaul: 5 from a possible 10

This song doesn't catch my attention at first but the more i listen to it i connect with it, especially the chorus. I think all the lady's throughout Europe will love this guy :)

Annabelle Debono: 7 from a possible 10

This song has an interesting intro with a modern kind of sound, leading to a catchy chorus. The singer sounds good. Although not "original" in any way once again, overall ,it sounds quite good.

Result

One could clearly note that is not the best song in the competition according to the Experts that our Editorial Team has chosen. The song managed to garner a score of 25 points from a maximum of 40 and that will surely not be one of the better scores having seen what is yet to be offered. The contest opener might prove to be interesting but not that interesting that it will grab your interest. In the meantime, there is the public so the final placing is yet to be seen. You can give it the points you believe it deserves on the left hand side whilst you can hear the song yourself below.

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