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Lithuania: 8 finalists and 5 more shows to go

11 January 2014 at 23:05 CET

After the jury votes (Lithuanian and international) have been merged with the televotes (votes of TV viewers), names of eight finalists were announced in the following order.

  • Martynas Kavaliauskas
  • Monika Linkytė
  • Ieva Zasimauskaitė
  • Mia
  • Vilija Matačiūnaitė
  • VIG Roses
  • Vaidas Baumila
  • Justinas Lapatinskas

Covers in tonight's show

From show to show, we heard and saw Lithuanian artists and finalists perform variouty of songs (Eurovision entries from Lithuania, famous Eurovision songs from all over the Europe and Lithuanian mainstream songs). This time, those who were watching LRT’s “Eurovizijos”, broadcasted from Vilnius, could enjoy great covers of some legendary pop songs in English (from the 80s till today). 

  1. Vaidas Baumila (Elton John) “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting”
  2. Mia (Beyonce) “Broken-Hearted Girl”
  3. VIG Roses (En Vouge) “Free Your Mind”
  4. Martynas Kavaliauskas (Passenger) “Let Her Go”
  5. Vilija Matačiūnaitė (Florence And The Mashine) “Spectrum”
  6. Justinas Lapatinskas (Rihanna) “We Found Love”
  7. Ieva Zasimauskaitė (Pink) “Dear Mr. President”
  8. Monika Linkytė (Imagine Dragons) “Radioactive”
  9. Kristina Radžiukynaitė (Little Mix) “Wings”

In the Round Three (starting next Saturday), we are finally going to see eight finalists perform some of the competing songs. However, from show to show, there will be less qualifiers and the final decision about the artist who is going to represent Lithuania at Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Denmark (but the song as well) is going to be made on 15th of February.

Check competing songs online

Starting tonight (11th of January, 20:00 CET), you can also hear and vote for the competing songs, that will be performed in the next TV show for the first time (18th of January).

“Following the standards of Eurovision Song Contest”, LRT and its team of music professionals have chosen 16 tracks. According to the Lithuanian national broadcaster, some of the songs were written by authors from other countries (Ireland, Spain, Sweden).

*If liked some song - you can vote here!

Watch all the shows on Internet

In this year’s concept for the national selection, LRT wanted to have something new and bring even more Eurovision euphoria in their shows, that’s why three million viewers in this Baltic state, can enjoy Eurovision marathon (10 TV shows) and many great songs being performed in a bit different version.

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.