Sunday, May 15, 2011

19 Lithuania - C'est Ma Vie - Evelina Sašenko

19 - 63 pts / 5 - 81 pts in semi 1
Mezzo soprano Evelina Sašenko won the final of the Lithuanian selection with the song C'est Ma Vie.
The song is performed (and recorded) in a mix of English and French.
Listen to the song here at Evelina's website.

Evelina Sašenko already appeared in the Lithuanian pre-selection in 2010 with For This I'll Pray and ended third in the national final.

A promo cd issued by LRT includes C'est Ma Vie, karaoke and videoclip. The singers name on the promo is spelled Ewelina Saszenko, which appears to be a Polish spelling. As the singer is of Polish - Ukrainian descent I'll give you the Ukrainian spelling too: Евеліна Сашенко.

Lithuanian and Polish versions
In June Evelina has performed a version of C'est Ma Vie sung in Lithuanian (with the French bits still in French) as a guest on a Lithuanian TV talent show Žvaigždžių Duetai (Star Duets) (Youtube).
She has also performed a Polish version To Mój Świat at a live cabaret show back in March. (Youtube). These version have not been released in any studio version (yet?).

Piaf and Piazolla
Evelina is currently touring with different programs:
Love Stories According To Edith Piaf is a tribute to the legendary French singer. You can listen to some wonderful interpretations by Evelina Sašenko here at her website.
Maria De Buenos Aires is a tango opera (operita) written in 1968 by Argentina legend Ástor Piazolla in which Sašenko stars alongside Eugene Chrebtovas and a 7-piece tango orchestra.
Tourdates of both shows can be found here at Evelina's website.
Evelina is also working on her debut album.

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