Darius Užkuraitis will be entering the Eurovision Song Contest commentary booth for his twenty-second contest.
LRT has confirmed that Darius Užkuraitis will be guiding Lithuanian viewers through the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Darius has commentated on every contest that Lithuania has participated, as well as the 2000 and 2003 contests. He is one of a handful of commentators who have commentated on over twenty contests.
Who is Jurij Veklenko?
Jurij is from Klaipedia on the Lithuanian coast and was born in 1990. He has previously represented Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest as a backing singer. In 2015 he was one of four backing vocalists for Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila with “This Time”.
He has also taken part in Dainuoju Lietuvą , Lietuvos talentai and Lietuvos talenta. He will be performing “Run With The Lions” in Tel Aviv.
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.