A total of 36 entries were originally selected to participate in three semi final shows in Lithuania, however the song Nupirkta Pasaka performed by Donata Virbilaitė was withdrawn. That left a total of 11 songs fighting it out tonight for three automatic places in the final on March 4th.
The artists which competed tonight (Qualifiers in bold) were:
Aistė Pilvelytė - Melancolia
Avenue Acoustic - Aklomis Myliu Tavo Vardą
Daina Bilevičiūtė - I Love To Live
Gabriel - Girl
Imants - Will Not Come Back
Kafka, Ruth & Kiwi - Tonight
Mindaugas Mickevičius - Angela
Monika Linkytė - Give Away
Onsa - Will You Be My Wife
Sasha Song & Nora - Say Yes To Life
Urtė Šilagalytė - Angelai
A total of three songs will qualify from each semi final. These will then be joined by three more songs which did not make it through the semi finals, but were good enough to be given a second chance by a professional jury. The second semi final will take place next Saturday 20th February where the next twelve songs will compete for a place in the final.
Sasha Song last year finished in 23rd place in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest Final in Moscow with his song Love. Lithuania's best result to date was a very respectable sixth place in the Final. This was achieved by the group LT United with their 2006 entry We Are The Winners in Athens.