LRT, has announced that the public now have the opportunity to bring back two singers ahead of the semi-finals of Eurovizija 2018.
Audrius Giržadas the Head of Delegation for Lithuania has announced the launch of an online vote to determine the two singers who will return to Eurovizija. As seen during last years selection, the public are being allowed to vote online for the two artists they want to see return to the contest.
Voting will remain open until Wednesday open until Wednesday morning, with only one vote allowed per IP. The two artists who will return to the competition will be revealed on Wednesday morning during “Labas rytas, Lietuva”.
Mr Giržadas explained;
I think this decision is valid, because it gives an opportunity to better appreciate the views of television viewers, radio listeners and portal visitors. In addition, it provides such a necessary chance for performers.
The singers that you can vote for bring back to the show are as follows:
- Vidas Bareikies – Pusvalanduko
- Lukas Norkunas – Tegu
- Milda Rasilaviciute – Thinking About You
- Juozas Martin – Don’t Give Up
- Germante Kinderyte – Turn it Up
- Benas Malakauskas – My Memories
- Zivile Gedvilaite – Melody
- Audrius Petrauskas – In my Bones
- Agne Michalenkovaite – Going on
- Greta Zazza – Broken Shadows
- Ruta Loop – Positive Thoughts
- Elizabeth Olshey – Bejausmis
You can vote on the LRT website here.
Lithuania was represented by Fusedmarc at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. They performed the song “Rain of Revolution”, where they went on to finished 17th in their semi-final with 42 points. This represented Lithuania’s worst result in the competition since 2005, when the contest was also head in Kyiv.
Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.