The road to winning the right to representing your country in Lithuania isn't an easy one. First of all all the artists this year had to make it through a semi-final, then two rounds in the final. To make it even more challenging, a total of 44 songs took part, meaning the competition is rife!
The final was made up of 13 songs, 9 of which qualified directly from the final and four that made it to the final on a wildcard. After a first round, 10 songs were eliminated leaving 3 acts to perform again in a so called super-final. The final winner was chosen by a 15 member jury. This was Evelina Sašenko with C'est Ma Vie.
Tonight's show was an interesting mix of music genres, colours and fashion. After performing each act stood in front of the jury in the studio, who gave their opinion of the song and performance. During the show the progress of the televoting was shown to give an idea of who was leading. These positions changed as the songs were performed.
The first round was decided by 50:50 jury and televoting, where the actual number of votes as converted into 1-8, 10 and 12 points and then added to the jury votes, which were in the same format.
Evelina at the winner's press conference.
The full line up was as follows:
Qualified from Semi-Finals
- The Independant - 7th Bus
- Monika - Days Go By
- Sasha Song - The Slogan Of Our Nation
- VIG roses - Freedom Of Mind
- Liepa - Laukiu
- Evelina Sasenko - C'est Ma Vie - 1st place
- Linas Adomaitis - Floating To You - 2nd place
- Viktorija Ivaskeviciute - Be My Baby
- Ruta Sciogolevaite - Break Free - 3rd place
- Martynas Beinaris - Tomorrow And After
- Urte Silagalyte - Candy Baby
- Donny Montell - Let Me
- Donny Montell & Sasha Song - Best Friends
(Songs that qualified to the super-final are in bold)
Shortly after all the super-finalists had performed, the audience enjoyed a very lively performance by 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest representatives Bartas and Eglė Jurgaitytė, who sang a very upbeat song with a modern sound. This was warmly received in the studio.
Lithuania will perform in the second half of the first semi-final at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, being in held in Düsseldorf, Germany on the 10th of May.
Did you miss the Lithuanian final, or do you just want to relive the excitement? Well, there is no fear as you can watch the entire show again here, at Eurovision.tv!