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Tonight: Eurovizija 2008 in Lithuania

02 February 2008 at 01:00 CET

At CET 20:00, the Lithuanian preselection show Eurovizija 2008 will determine who will be sent off to Belgrade in May. 14 participants will be competing tonight, and they have been selected through three heats prior to the final. Tonight's hosts are Rolandas Vilkončius and Gabrielė Bartkutė.

The winner of Eurovizija 2008 will be decided through televoting at the end of the show. During the show, a TV bridge will be established to Azerbaijan who earlier in the evening will have chosen their representative. 

 Who is taking part?

 The line-up for Eurovizija 2008 is as follows:

  1. Ingrida Žiliūtė - You and I 
  2. Vilma Voroblevaitė - Vakaras (Evening)
  3. Julija (4Fun) and Girma - To My Soul (wildcard)
  4. Laiptai - Aš Rasiu (I will find)
  5. Funny Beat - Evertown
  6. Augustė - Do Something
  7. Mini Me - Yes
  8. Pokeris - Stone
  9. Justas - Muziką garsiau! (Music louder!)
  10. Jeronimas Milius - Nomads in the Night
  11. Aistė Pilvelytė - Troy On Fire (wildcard)
  12. Sasha Son - Miss Kiss
  13. Raimonda - Birdie Tweet
  14. Nerri - Step into this World 

The winner of the Lithuanian preselection for Belgrade will participate in the second Semi-Final on May 22nd at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Serbia.

The Lithuanian selection process

Eurovizija 2008 was made up by three semi-finals in which 34 songs have been competing to reach the final. In each semi-final, four songs have been sent directly to the final by televoting. The two remaining songs of the final were selected even before the sem-finals took place through so-called wildcards. These wildcards with directly access to the final were decided to be Aistė Pilvelytė and last year's Lithuanian Eurovision Song Contest representative Julija (4FUN).