Twenty artists were competing for the finals (ten in each TV show). The top five contestants from the episode aired last Saturday (21 December) and tonight’s TV show qualified for the next round scheduled for the 4 January 2014. Here are the names of ten chosen finalists (announced in the following order).
Vilija Matačiūnaitė *chosen in the previous episode
Vaidas Baumila *chosen in the previous episode
Aistė Pilvelytė *chosen in the previous episode
Vig Roses *chosen in the previous episode
Justinas Lapatinskas *chosen in the previous episode
Show #3: Artists who took part
Tonight we have heard ten amazing Lithuanian artists, performing some of the greatest Eurovision songs of all in the following order.
Pop Ladies (Marija Šerifović) Molitva, 2007
Monika Linkytė (Zlata Ognevich) Gravity, 2013
Soliaris (Jade Ewan) It’s My Time, 2009
Neringa Šiaudikytė (Dima Bilan) Believe, 2008
Ieva Zasimauskaitė (Lena Meyer-Landrut) Satellite, 2010
Martynas Kavaliauskas (Simon Mathew) All Night Long, 2008
Gintė Sičiūnaitė (Yohanna) Is It True, 2009
Tadas Vilčinskas (Dima Bilan) Never Let You Go, 2006
Mia (Emmelie de Forest) Only Teardrops, 2013
Kristina Radžiukynaitė (Anna Vissi) Everything, 2006
Five finalists from tonight’s TV show were chosen like those from the previous one - through televoting and jury votes. However, LRT’s jury had a bit different cast tonight: Edmundas Seilius, Adrija Čepaitė, Vytenis Pauliukaitis and Ramūnas Zilnys, were in the studio. The International jury, whose members were introduced to Lithuanian audience, during the broadcast from last Saturday, Brandon Stone (Germany), Valerij Prosvirov (Russia) and Liselott Bjork (Sweden) took part again, sharing their votes too.
In this year’s concept for the national selection, LRT wanted to bring more Eurovision euphoria to the audience in Lithuania, that’s why three million viewers in this Baltic state, can enjoy ten TV shows and many great Eurovision songs being performed in a bit different versions.
All the shows have a webcast, so even if you are living outside of Lithuania, you can still follow LRT’s Eurovision marathon on the Internet.