This time there were no surprises. The Show #10 went out smoothly, including the voting part. Like in previous episodes of the national selection in Lithuania, after the eight potential Eurovision entries have been performed, two jury panels have shared their votes – Lithuanian and international. TV viewers also had a chance to support their favourites through televoting, however just the artists not songs. At the end of the show, LRT merged all the votes and announced the names of the finalists in the following order:
- Mia 2.583 (12) / 23
- Vaidas Baumila 1.446 (7) / 24
- Vilija Matačiūnaitė 2.137 (10) / 14
In other words, Monika Linkytė ended fourth with 1.790 (8) / 19 votes (televoting + jury votes). In tonight’s tenth episode, Lithuanian panel that evaluated the performances of four finalists was consisted of: Vytenis Pauliukaitis, Sigutė Stonytė, Darius Užkuraitis and Ramūnas Zilnys. The international one is still having the same cast: Brandon Stone (Germany), Liselott Bjork (Sweden) and Valerij Prosirov (Russia).
Monika is being eliminated and 5 songs
During a two-hour show, eight competing songs were performed. As we heard all the entries in earlier shows already, a band on the stage that usually gives a support to all the contestants, has taken care of challenging assignment, transforming those songs into completely new anthems, quite well once again.
- Vilija Matačiūnaitė "Worlds Apart"
- Vaidas Baumila "Dying"
- Monika Linkytė "Attention"
- Mia "Let's Share That Love Tonight"
- Vilija Matačiūnaitė "It's All About A Boy"
- Vaidas Baumila "It's Not Too Late"
- Monika Linkytė "Blowing Out Cobwebs"
- Mia "Take A Look At Me Now"
Vote for the songs online!
Like in the previous shows, only the performances of contestants were evaluated during the broadcast, not the songs. However, there is a public vote through LRT’s web-platform, where TV viewers and/or listeners can vote for their favourite tracks parallely, regardless to who is performing them in the show. Their votes and votes of the jury are being combined and those entries, which are not getting enough of support, are being eliminated. However, this time five songs will have to be removed from the playing list for the next show, instead just two.
Facts and figures
Lietuvos nacionalinis radijas ir televizija (LRT) has a bit different aprroach for the national selection ("Eurovizijos" dainų konkurso nacionalinė atranka) this year:
*12 TV shows are being produced and broadcasted in the primetime (20:00 CET) every Saturday!
*20 artists were competing for the role of being Lithuanian representative at Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen at the beginning – there are only three left!
*16 competing songs (also from international authors). You can hear them here.
*The final decision about the artist and a song for Copenhagen, will be made in the show scheduled for the 1st of March.
*Lithuania will compete in the first half of the second Semi-final of Eurovision Song Contest (8 of May).
*The next episode of LRT"s Eurovision marathon is just in a week, on Saturday (22nd of February) at 20:00 CET!
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