Eurovision 2019 – LITHUANIA

by Christopher Smith

The Lithuanian song is called “Run With The Lions and is performed by Jurijus Veklenko.

ARTIST:

Lithuanian singer Jurijus Veklenko better known as Jurij Veklenko or simply Jurijus. He has previously performed at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 as one of the backing singers for Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila in their performance of “This Time”. Along with the three other backing singers, Jurijus took part in a same-sex kiss as part of the final performance.

He won the 2019 Lithuanian national final with the song “Run With The Lions”, and will represent his country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv.

The song is written by British songwriter and producer Ashley Hicklin together with Eric Lumiere and Pele Loriano.

VIDEO:

LIVE PERFORMANCE:

OPINION:

The synth and keyboard programming on “Run With The Lions” is awesome, catchy and hits every part of your body. Jurij is a fine singer but I’m not sure whether he gets a bit lost towards the end and the bassline consumes him completely.

PREDICTION:

I hope this qualifies, the soundtrack alone is good enough to. However, I fear Jurij could be the victim of timefilling between one great performance and another yet to come – bottom of the table.

LYRICS:

“If you wanna see, just open your eyes
If you wanna breathe, let’s go outside in the open
Out in the open
There’s no need to stay locked up inside
This kingdom is yours and this kingdom is mine

Let me show you
Just let me show you
Ooh, there’s no need to be afraid
You don’t got to hurt away
‘Cause we got a love that can’t be caged
We got love a that can’t be caged
Come on, come on, let your feelings out
Come on, come on, get your freedom now

Run wild
Run with the lions (Oh)
Come on, come on, let your feelings out
Come on, come on, get your freedom now
Run wild
Run with the lions (Oh)

If you want a voice, just open your mouth
Don’t worry about the words, we’ll figure it out
Just try it
Just try it, oh
Ooh, there’s no need to be afraid
You don’t got to hurt away
‘Cause we got a love that can’t be caged
We got a love that can’t be caged
Come on, come on, let your feelings out
Come on, come on, get your freedom now

Run wild
Run with the lions (Oh)
Come on, come on, let your feelings out
Come on, come on, get your freedom now
Run wild
Run with the lions (Oh)
Ooh, ooh, ooh

‘Cause we got a love that can’t be caged
Ooh, ooh, ooh
‘Cause we got a love that can’t be caged
We got a love that can’t be caged
Run with the lions (Oh)
Now I run with the lions (Oh)

Come on, come on, let your feelings out
Come on, come on, get your freedom now
Run wild (Wild)
Run with the lions (Oh)
We got a love that can’t be caged
We got a love that can’t be caged
Ooh”

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