For the very first time, all the artists (those who applied with, and, without a song) were competing in the same show. Ten qualifiers from the previous two rounds performed in tonight's round.
Ten acts were performed in the following order
*The results are based on jury votes (Lithuanian and international) and a public televoting (50/50).
Like in the previous shows, the acts which received the least support from the jury members and TV viewers across the country were eliminated, except this time two artists had left the show instead of three.
The national jury in the fourth show consisted of Ramūnas Zilnys, Darius Užkuraitis, Nomeda Kazlaus and Justė Arlauskaitė.
Furthermore, the international experts who shared their votes in tonight's show were: William Wells (a producer of the US band Imagine Dragons), Dave Holmes (British guitarist) and the band Brainstorm from Latvia.
Erica Jennings talks to Eurovision.tv
This redheaded bombshell has thrived on the Baltic music scene ever since she began her professional career as a teen. She has won every possible award many times over, both as part of a collective with “SKAMP” (1998-2015), “The Ball & Chain” (2011-2013) and as a solo artist featuring on the “Living Theatre” compilations Vol 1-4 (2001-2004).
A love of different musical genres is a key part of her writing and performance and has become her signature style. Currently recording her debut solo album which some have said is best described as “Gourmet Pop”. Timeless and direct, hauntingly beautiful and emotionally charged vocals, with lyrics that cover universal topics of the modern woman. When asked about her solo debut and her eclectic electro-pop sounds, she says “These are first and foremost very personal songs I wrote in my little home studio on my keyboard. They are songs that mean the world to me, and I simply want to share them with everybody”.
Her first live solo performance was June 2015, warming up for Róisín Murphy where she showcased a 30min set of her new material to rave reviews. Her first solo release “Old Friends” (May 2015) went to the top of the radio charts in Lithuania sitting at #2 for a few weeks.
While busily recording her solo album she’s also seeking international representation both with labels and booking agencies. Erica’s got a lot to be proud of. From collectives to club-track vocalist to “the girl who can sing anything” this debut album will showcase her talents as an artist is her own right. “I feel like it’s time. I’ve always been a singer; I can’t imagine my life without music. But now I have the confidence and experience to go solo”.