In the end 14 acts compete in Lithuania tonight: the 12 who qualified from the semifinals as well as the winner of an interactive smart phone game, Greta Šmidt, and the favourite of the sponsor of the national selection, who organised a voting on their website and facebook, namely Sati.
So, the line up for tonight's final, with fourteen acts, now looks like this:
- The Independent - Baby
- Multiks - Star
- Beissoul - Why
- Alive Way - Amazed By You
- Vytautus Matuzas - Take It Back
- Katažina - Euforija
- VIG Roses - Come Back Home
- Bekešo Vilkai - Letter By Letter
- Monika - Happy
- DAR - Home
- Simona Milinytė - One Of A Kind
- Donny Montell - Love Is Blind
- Greta Šmidt - The One
- Sati - Light Is The One
Many of the contestants have tried their luck before: The Independent came 9th in the 2011 Lithuanian Final, Vig Roses took part last year and Monika participated in both 2010 and 2011. Donny Montell was the runner-up in 2009 and participated in 2010 and 2011 while Greta Šmidt took part last year. Sati has experience from 2004 and 2010.
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There was some speculation that Donny Montell's song Love Is Blind was a possible plagiarism but a confirmation from the author of the song it is linked to, no less than double Eurovision winner, the Norwegian Rolf Lovland, arrived: Montell‘s song does not infringe the copyright in any way. According to the betting companies in Lithuania, Donny "Donatas" is the favourite to win.
The top three favourite songs in the televoting will proceed to a superfinal. These three songs will be performed once again and the jury will pick the winner.
Lithuania will take part in the second half of the second Semi-Final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku on the 24th of May.