At its peak 1.3 million viewers watched the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal via LRT.
67.7% of all television viewers in Lithuania watched the Grand Final of Eurovision 2018, as a peak of 1.3 million tuned in for this years competition. During the course of the show an average of 560,000 viewers watched as Ieva Zasimauskaite brought Lithuania their third best result to date in the competition. Of note was that 53,000 viewers watched the show via LRT.lt, making it the most streamed show in the Baltics on May 12.
Ieva Zasimauskaite was born on 2nd July 1993 in Kaunas, Lithuania. Ieva is no stranger to Eurovision selection shows as she has attempted to represent Lithuania on four previous occasions – in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. Ieva performed a few lines near the end of her song “When we’re old” in Lithuanian. This was the first time that the language has been heard at Eurovision since 2001.
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.