The first heat of Lithuania’s seslection process (rebranded for this season to: ‘Pabandon is Naujo’, or ‘Let’s Try again’) finished just a few moments ago, and we now know the first qualifiers for the semi-final stage.
This evening we saw performances from 12 hopefuls, and after a mix of telephone voting and the scores of a jury, we now know that the following acts were successful in making it to the next stage:
- Monika Marija – ‘If I Leave’
- Baltos Varnos – ‘ Namų dvasia ‘
- MeandI – ‘DRIP’
- Gabrielus Vagelis – ‘ Tave čia randu ‘
- Andy Vaic – ‘Why Why Why’
- Petunija – ‘Show Ya’
The public vote gave the following result:
And the jury had a similar ranking, choosing the same six qualifiers – and also placing Monika Marija in first place:
Monika topped the combined jury and public vote tonight with ‘If I Leave’ and you can view her performance right here:
Lithuania were represented last year by Jurij Veklenko with ‘Run With The Lions’, narrowly (and perhaps unfortunately) missing out on a place in the Grand Final finishing in 11th place in the semi-final. What do you think of this evening’s songs, is there anything in the list that you think could go one better than Jurij in Rotterdam?, let us know in the comments section.