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Lithuania 2024: Your guide to the 'Eurovizija.LT' final

16 February 2024 at 12:09 CET
Monika Linkytė from Lithuania attending the Turquoise Carpet event at St. George’s Hall, Liverpool. Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU
All you need to know ahead of the big final of 'Eurovizija.LT' - the culmination of Lithuania's 6-week pre-selection format for finding its Eurovision entry for Malmö.

How To Watch: The grand final of 'Eurovizija.LT' is happening on Saturday 17 February. The show kicks off at 20:00 CET and you'll be able to follow the whole event live over on the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel

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.

The song, which was an internal selection by broadcaster LRT, finished last on the night and received 'nul points'. Since then, Lithuania has used a national final to select every one of its Eurovision Song Contest entries. And on Saturday night we have the very latest Lithuanian pre-selection taking place - Eurovizija.LT.

We've got Gabrielė Martirosian and Nombeko Augustė Khotseng on presenting duties at Saturday night's final. These two hosts have already taken viewers through 5 weeks of semi-finals, across which 40 songs have 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. 

At the final, we'll once again have a public vote and jury vote scoring the 10 songs taking part. This vote will determine a Top 3 - a 'superfinal'. And once these three songs have been announced, voting will open again. 

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

Lithuania’s Monika Liu at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 Grand Final EBU / Corinne Cumming

2024 is the inaugural year of Eurovizija.LT, which replaces the Pabandom iš naujo! national final which was used to select Lithuania's Eurovision entries between 2020 and 2023. 

In the past three Contests, Lithuania has reached the Eurovision Grand Final every time, finishing in 8th place in 2021, 14th place in 2022 and 11th place in 2023.

The artist behind Lithuania's most recent Eurovision success in 2023 - Monika Linkytė - has been invited by LRT to perform at the Eurovizija.LT final at the weekend. So fans can look forward to singing along at home with chants of "čiūto tūto" once more - a wholesome joy which was definitely one of the highlights of the Liverpool 2023 experience! 

Saturday night's all-important final will be coming to us live from the Švyturys Arena in Klaipėda, the third-largest city in Lithuania on the picturesque Baltic Coast.

Among the 10 finalists we have participating is a band that will be familiar to many Eurovision fans, The Roop. The trio were set to represent Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2020 with On Fire, before the Contest was cancelled. The boys returned in 2021, however, with Discoteque; landing their country a Top 10 finish in the Grand Final. 

Ahead of the Eurovizija.LT final, you can already preview all 10 songs that will be taking part, and decide which one you're rooting for to become Lithuania's next campaigning claim that "we are the winners... of Eurovision"!

Aistè – We Will Rule the World

Žalvarinis – Gaudė Vėjai

Pluie de Comètes – Be Careful

Silvester Belt – Luktelk

VB Gang – KABOOM!!!

Il Senso – Time

Shower – Impossible

Monika Marija – Unlove You Starting Tomorrow

Queens of Roses – Walk Through Fire

The Roop – Simple Joy

We believe Donny Montell said it best in 2016 for Lithuania - I've Been Waiting For This Night. And after 5 weeks of getting to this stage, that sentiment has never rung truer! 

The best of luck to everyone involved on Saturday night.

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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