Four artists have qualified to the final of Eurovizijos Nacionaline Atranka on the 23rd of February.
The first semi-final of Eurovizijos took place tonight, seeing twelve artists perform for the chance of qualifying to the grand final. Performing tonight was (qualifiers in bold):
- Twosome – 1000
- Emilija Gogolytė – Riddle
- Miglokas – Roses
- Jurgis Brūzga – CTRL ALT DELETE
- Cheri – Again
- Glossarium – Anyone
- Justina Budaitė-Junà – Strength of A Woman
- Lukas Bartaška – River of Hope
- Saulės Kliošas – Laiko Mašina
- Henry & Tommy Modric – Neverpart
- Edgaras Lubys – To The Sky
- Monika Marija – Light On
The second semi-final will take place on February 16th, with another twelve artists taking to the stage. The final, composed of eight finalists, will take place on February 23rd. The winner of the show will get the golden ticket to Tel Aviv, where they will be representing Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Tonight’s show was hosted by Gabriele Martirosianaite and Giedrius Masalskis and the judging panel consisted of Ramūnas Zilnys, Vilius Alesius, and Jurga Šeduikytė.
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.