Lithuania will participate in the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands.
Lithuanian broadcaster LRT has confirmed to ESCToday that they will participate in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. They are yet to reveal how they will select their entry, however it’s expected that they will use a national final as seen in previous years.
Lithuania was represented by Jurij Veklenko at the 2019 contest in Tel Aviv, Israel. With his song “Run with the Lions”, he narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Grand Final, placing 11th in the Semi-Final.
The Eurovision Song Contest will be brought back to the Netherlands for the 2020 edition after Duncan Laurence’s victory at the 2019 contest with his song “Arcade”. To date, 24 countries have confirmed preliminary participation. These countries are:
- Czech Republic
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
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.