- January 6, 2014
Goda&Kasia – The Voice of Lithuania number 4
13 percent of the votes and a fourth position in the final, from among almost 300 candidates who thought themselves worthy of the title of “The Voice of Lithuania” – success or defeat? “The coach” Katažina Nemycko and her “contestant” Goda Sasnauskaitė agree that it was a good performance and that the experience gained in one of the most popular TV shows in Lithuania is priceless. They admit that at the beginning Goda was not one of the favourites, but she still managed to appear in the final.
Let us remind that “The Voice of Lithuania” in the LNK television is the Lithuanian version of a famous talent show “The Voice” in which four ”coaches” – people from show business and music industry – choose a “team” for themselves from among the candidates who successfully went through the preselection. Usually the “coach” chooses the team members if he or she is the only one who shows interest in the particular candidate on hearing only his or her voice. However, if more than one of the “coaches” simultaneously express their interest in a “contestant” then the “contestant” has the right to choose the team. During the next few months the team members drop out until there are four finalists left. Finally two of them battle in the superfinal. The final vote, of course, belongs to the audience.
Katažina Nemycko and her finalist Goda Sasnauskaitė could always count on the votes of the inhabitants of the Vilnius Region but this time it wasn’t enough for Goda to be able to fight for the title and the prizes of “The Voice of Lithuania”. As in the other editions, Goda charmed with her naturalness, originality and a teenager’s ease but the audience took the name of the competition too seriously – Paulius Bagdanavičius, who has indeed been gifted with a strong, operatic voice, was victorious.
Nevertheless, all of the jurors noticed Goda’s unique personality and were fascinated by her transformation on the stage – an introverted girl when out on the stage exploded with an unexpected energy, both personal and vocal. Why did she sign her Google profile “Godo Sosnowski” a few years before she even met Katažina Nemycko (Polish: Katarzyna Niemyćko)? Because she’s proud of her Polish origin! More on this topic in the video material right from “The Voice of Lithuania” studio.
Tłumaczenie by Kinga Zinser w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Kinga Zinser within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.