LRT has revealed its broadcast plans for the week that Eurovision 2020 would have been held, including a special concert by The Roop.
The Lithuanian public broadcaster LRT, has announced that it will be broadcasting three specially commissioned shows as part of its replacement coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
On May 12 and 14, LRT will broadcast Eurovizija. Istorijos, kurių negirdėjote (Eurovision, Stories You Haven’t Heard). The show will look back at the contest, the winners, the stories and events that took place behind the scenes. The show will also feature interviews with former Lithuanian participants and delve into how exactly the contest works.
EuROOPvision will be broadcast on May 16, 1 hour before Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light. The Roop who were due to represent Lithuania at Eurovision 2020, have recorded a 1 hour concert from an empty concert hall. The group will answer questions of fans during the concert with guests discussing the group and how they would have fared at Eurovision.
LRT will be airing all of the songs that were due to compete in Eurovision 2020 on LRT Radijas, with interviews planned with past Eurovision acts. The music videos will also be shown during “Labas rytas, Lietuva” on LRT 1 each morning. Ramūnas Zilnys will be commentating for LRT during Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light.
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.