Tonight at 19:30 on LNK - the third edition of the project "Lietuvos balsas. Children" series, which will once again bring all families together in front of their TV screens. More talented children will compete for fame, notoriety and the opportunity to learn from the biggest professionals on the stage: Donatas Montvydas, Monika Marija and Mantas Jankavičius.
The show will also feature Simona Jakubėnaitė, the finalist of the seventh season of The Voice of Lithuania, who has thrilled the whole of Lithuania with her impressive comeback. After bringing her dad on stage in the seniors' project, this time the singer will be on the other side of the project again and will be excited about the performance of her pupil, Grėte, backstage.
"We started preparing quite early. Even though it's not the first year Grätė has been studying with me, we still wanted to get the best result. Grätė is a very talented girl. She shows impressive results in her lessons, but they take place in a safe environment. I am very worried that she will do just as well in front of a large crowd of people", says Simona.
The young participant's biggest influence was to take part in the "Voice of Lithuania. "At first I was scared, I thought maybe I shouldn't. But my teacher and a friend encouraged me a lot. Then I thought, maybe I should take part."
And even though she was very excited to go on stage, she will perform as well as her teacher and will surprise the teachers not only with her voice but also with her appearance.
"You are a very original girl. It shows in the way you dress and your voice is very original. You know, we all know how to sing "Čiuožki", but I don't know if even Monika Marija, who undoubtedly has one of the most amazing voices in Lithuania, could break such a little voice", - Mantas commented on her performance.
Twelve-year-old Grätė admits that she is definitely not one of the masses, and it is not only her musical talent that makes her stand out from the rest: "I'm a bit different from everyone else, and a bit weird. I have a different style, I think differently from others. Sometimes even my friends don't understand me."
Mum also says, without hesitation, "It's quite complicated, this Grete. She has a backbone, she has a character. She is a perfectionist."
"She is very modest, very polite, and doesn't like to talk about herself. But she has a lot of inner drive. She has her own opinions and always knows what she wants", adds her teacher Simona.
Panevėžys-based Grėtė says it's not always easy to be a special person: 'You can get a lot of attention because when you walk down the street, you see someone looking at you crookedly, and sometimes they even laugh at you. I like to wear exclusive clothes that I see on the internet and that makes people look at me. It's all about trying to ignore the attention of others and be yourself."
Just before going on stage, Simona will make a bold bet with Grėte that all three teachers will surely turn on her. To see how this bet will end and why Grėte will surprise the teachers so much, see tonight at 19:30 on LNK.