Andrius Mamontovas has been revealed today by LRT as the Lithuanian spokesperson for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Israel.
Andrius Mamontovas who represented Lithuania at Eurovision as part of LT United, will be announcing the results of the nations jury at this years contest. The announcement today means that Andrius will have two roles at this years contest. Andrius is also a member of the jury who will be deciding 50% of the votes from Lithuania.
LT United remain Lithuania’s most successful Eurovision participants having finished 6th in 2006. The group performed the tounge-in-cheek song “We Are The Winners”. The song called for viewers to vote for the winners and ended the night on a total of 162 points.
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.