Lithuania’s Eurovision 2009 Entry

Lithuania has voted for Sasha Son’s “Pasiklydęs žmogus” as its entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, although it will go by the easier-to-pronounce-if-you’re-not-Lithuanian title “Love.” The Lithuanian title means “The Lost Man,” apparently, so I think it’s losing a little something in the translation.

Sasha Son looks like Jason Mraz, right down to the hat, but “Pasiklydęs žmogus” is as far from Mraz’s twee reggae-folk-pop as you can get.  It’s a jazzy R&B number, and at almost four minutes, it’s going to need some cuts to fit into the Eurovision format.  I suggest that Son cut that high note he doesn’t hit.

Other than that, I like this song a lot.  It’s passionate, it’s well-performed and it has great orchestration.  It’s got my vote, even though my vote means nothing since I live in the U.S.  Here’s hoping they don’t mess it up when they shorten it and translate it into English.  (I don’t know who “they” are, but they know who I’m talking about.)