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Donny Montell wins in Lithuania, ”I’ve Been Waiting For This Night” to Stockholm!

After weeks of shows, we have finally got to know the name of the Lithuanian hopeful for this year’s Eurovision: Donny Montell!

Donny Montell will perform ”I’ve Been Waiting For This Night” in the second Semi-Final, set on March 12:

The winner was selected by the same combination than previous shows: 50% public televoting and 50% professional jury, national and international. The local jury was formed by Ramūnas Zilnys. Nomeda Kazlaus, Dalia Ibelhauptaitė, Justė Arlauskaitė-Zazzu, Tomas Sinickis and Vaidas Baumila. Whereas, the international panel, for the first time present in the show, was made up of Peter Freudenthaler, Denis Ingoldsby and Daisy Syron.

A total of 6 acts competed at the Lithuanian final:

  1. Ruslanas Kirilkinas – In My World
  2. Ieva Zasimauskaitė – Life (Not That Beautiful)
  3. Aistė Pilvelytė – You Bet
  4. Erica Jennings – Leading Me Home
  5. Rūta Ščiogolevaitė – United
  6. Donny Montell – I’ve Been Waiting for This Night

The final scoreboard looks as it follows:


What do you think about the Lithuanian choice for Stockholm? Let us know in comments!

About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)
My name is Belén, I am a 25 year-old musician girl from Spain. I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the Junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest).Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos!I have already travelled to Eurovision three times (Malmö 2013, Copenhagen 2014 and Vienna 2015) and to Junior Eurovision twice (Malta 2014 & Bulgaria 2015). Next stop -> Stockholm 2016