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Lithuania: Sasha Song Fined 2,000 Euros for Eurovizijos Withdrawal

Lithuanian artist Sasha Song has been fined for his no-show at the filming of Lithuania’s Eurovision selection show.

Today filming took place for the 4th heat of the Lithuanian Eurovision selection show Eurovizijos nacionalinė atranka 2019, where 12 artists were supposed to perform for the jury panel. However, Sasha Song failed to turn up and did not contact producers beforehand, and so he has been fined a total of 2,000 euros. Sasha represented Lithuania at the contest in 2009 with his song “Love”, placing 23rd in the Grand Final.

The eleven that did attend filming were judged by a jury panel made up of Ramūnas Zilnys, Vilius Alesius, and Jurga Šeduikytė. This heat will decide the last six qualifiers for the next round.

The jury results are as follows:

  1. Monika Marija – “Light On” – 12 points
  2. Saulės kliošas – “Laiko mašina” – 10 points
  3. Henry & Tommy Modric – “Neverpart” – 8 points
  4. Queens of Roses – “Runaway” – 7 points
  5. Živilė Gedvilaitė – “Learn From Your Love” – 7 points
  6. Soliaris&ForeignSouls – “Song Of My Life” – 7 points
  7. Alen Chicoo – “Your Cure” – 4 points
  8. Gabrielė Rybko – “Lay it Down” – 3 points
  9. Valerija Iljinaitė – “Scars are Beautiful” – 2 points
  10. Indrė Juodeikienė – Bad Option” – 1 point
  11. Elizabeth Olshey – “Never Enough” – 0 points

Source: LRT / LRT

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.

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