LRT has revealed that Eurovizijos will return in 2018, along with some information regarding the competition.
Last week, Lithuanian broadcaster LRT had revealed that the country will once again be using Eurovizijos to select their next Eurovision entry. The submission window will close on the 1st of December. Interested artists must be citizens of Lithuania, but the show is open to international producers and composers. As per Eurovision standards, the song has to be 3 minutes long and has also not been commercially released or publically performed before. For more information, click here.
Eurovizijos will be made up of multiple heats, similar to previous editions. The winner of the 2018 edition of Eurovizijos will be determined by both jury vote and public televote. The last edition of Eurovizijos was made up of eleven separate shows, including 8 heats, a semi-final, an online repechage, and the final. A total of 49 songs took part in that edition, and they were revealed to the public shortly before the new year.
In 2017, Lithuania was represented by the group Fusedmarc, who won Eurovizijos that year with full marks from both the public and jury votes. When it came to the Eurovision Song Contest, however, they failed to qualify for the Grand Final, ending in 17th place in the semi-final with 42 points.
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Lithuania debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994, however on their debut they finished in last place with nul points. Lithuania didn’t return to the contest until 1999 when Aiste finished 20th with the song “Strazdas”. Lithuania’s best result came in 2006 when LT United performed “We Are The Winners”, they finished 6th in the final with a total of 162 points. Lithuania’s only other top.10 finish came in 2016 when Donny Montell performed “I’ve Been Waiting For This Night” in Stockholm, he received 12 points from the public in Ireland, Norway & United Kingdom.