Earlier this year Lithuania's national broadcaster LRT held a marathon national selection which started at the beginning of January and lasted until the middle of March. The band Fusedmarc were the winners and will represent Lithuania in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with Rain of Revolution.
Fusedmarc were formed in 2004 and consists of Viktoria Ivanovskaja and Denis Zujev. In 2005 they were hailed as the breakthrough of the Lithuanian alternative music scene. They went on to win several awards including Best Lithuanian Electronic Band in 2008. Their entry for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, Rain of Revolution, was written by Denis Zujev and Michail Levin.
The work of Fusedmarc is said to be a fusion of maturity, true emotions, and inspiring energy. According to the group's biography, every concert is a unique experience, a no-compromise combination of different musical genres, bold arrangements, unpredictable vocal explosions and huge live energy.
When asked to described their song in three words, the band reply: "Freshness, revival and love." Apart from Lithuanian, the group also speak Polish, Russian and English and their dream duet would be with Massive Attack. Loreen's Euphoria is counted amongst their favourite Eurovision songs and from 2017, they like Poland's Flashlight. When asked if they speak any Ukrainian, Fusedmarc reveal that they know how to say "vote for me!" — something that will no doubt come in useful when they arrive in Kyiv.