Tonight, in the Round Three (Show #7), seven finalists have performed (together with Justinas Lapatinskas who was eliminated in the previous show) in order do present the rest of competing songs (8/16) and the jury (Lithuanian and international) evaluated all the performances. However, millions of TV viewers across the country could vote too and support their favourite artists, like in the previous shows. After all the votes have been merged, 6 artists qualified for the next show. Their names were announced in the following order:
The members of Lithuanian panel were changed again, as tonight the LRT’s expert jury was consisted of: Vytenis Pauliukaitis, Adrija Čepaitė, Edmundas Seilius and Ramūnas Zilnys. At the same time, international jurors were the same three music professionals from Germany, Sweden and Russia (Brandon Stone, Liselott Bjork and Valerij Prosirov) who were introduced in December 2013 already.
Another eight competing songs presented
Previously in the show, TV audience in Lithuania, but the viewers who were following LIVE webcast from Vilnius in other parts of Europe as well, could enjoy following performances:
Vaidas Baumila "Worlds Apart"
Monika Linkytė "It's All About A Boy"
Vilija Matačiūnaitė "You Found Me"
Martynas Kavaliauskas "New Beginning"
VIG Roses "Silent Tears"
Mia "Let's Share That Love Tonight (Map)"
Ieva Zasimauskaitė "Blowing Out Cobwebs"
Justinas Lapatinskas "Is This The Way (You Want Me)"
After the seventh episode of Eurovision marathon, all competing songs (16) have been finally presented. Nevertheless, all those entries are already being online for a while and the fans are able to vote for their favourite songs since 11th of January.
Sudden changes in the show?
Even though it was planned to evaluate not only the performances, but the songs as well, LRT decided to change the concept of this year’s national selection last Saturday. As only eight songs were presented in the previous and another eight in tonight’s show, TV viewers can still support their favourite artists only.
This leads to production of few more TV shows and a change of date for the Grand Final. It is still not confirmed, but it seems that instead of 15th of February, the final decision about the artist and song for Copenhagen will be made on 1st of March.
The next edition of LRT's Eurovision marathon is scheduled for the 1st of January (20:00 CET). 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.