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Congratulations Silvester: From Lithuania's 'Eurovizija.LT' to Eurovision

17 February 2024 at 23:04 CET
Silvester Belt will represent Lithuania at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest
We have a winner at 'Eurovizija.LT' after 6 weeks of competition - Silvester Belt will represent Lithuania at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'Luktelk'.

Lithuania's Eurovizija.LT has reached its culmination, and we got to witness Silvester Belt achieve a well-deserved victory with the song Luktelk.

Silvester Belt is representing Lithuania at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest LRT

We'd already excitedly sat through 5 weeks of semi-finals, across which 40 songs competed. At each week's semi-final, two songs were voted through to the final, via a combination of a public vote and a jury vote. Silvester had won the very first semi-final and saw his song go to number 1 on Spotify Lithuania. 

At the final, we once again had a public vote and jury vote scoring the 10 songs taking part. This vote determined a Top 3 - a 'superfinal'. And once these three songs had been announced, voting opened again. The three songs were Simple Joy by The Roop, Impossible by Shower and our eventual winner Luktelk by Silvester Belt.

Silvester Belt is representing Lithuania at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest LRT

This time, however, it was just the public that could cast their votes - deciding the winner of Eurovizija.LT and the song that will represent Lithuania at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest.

And a winner we have! Silvester Belt will head to Malmö with the song Luktelk.

Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest 

Lithuania will be celebrating a very special Eurovision anniversary at Malmö in May. 

2024 marks the 30th anniversary of the very first time that the Baltic nation participated at the Eurovision Song Contest, when Ovidijus Vyšniauskas took to the stage at the Point Theatre in Dublin and performed the song Lopšinė Mylimai for his country.

Following this, the country withdrew from the competition and only returned in 1999. The singer Aistė represented the country with the song Strazdas which was sung in Samogitian, a dialect of the Lithuanian language.

Lithuania scored its best placing in 2006, 6th place, with We Are The Winners performed by LT United. The country has made it to the top 10 in the Grand Final twice since then, in 2016 with Donny Montell's I've Been Waiting For This Night, and in 2021 with The Roop's Discoteque.

You can listen to all 37 songs of Eurovision 2024 via your favourite streaming service or watch the music videos on our YouTube channel.

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.

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