LRT has just aired the first heat of its national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. 12 candidates competed at tonight’s show, but only 6 have gone through to the semifinals.
Although tonight’s heat was broadcast pre-recorded, the public could vote for their favourites during the show. The judges had already cast their votes, but, unlike previous years, they were kept as a secret until the end of the broadcast, when they were mixed with the ones from the audience at home revealing us the six qualifiers:
- Justinas Lapatinskas „High way story“
- „Baltos varnos“ „Namų dvasia“
- Meandi „DRIP“
- Petunija „Show Ya“
- Lukas Norkūnas „Atsiprašyk“
- „Glossarium“ „Game over“
- Donata „Made of wax“
- Andy Vaic „Why why why“
- Aika „Paradas“
- Aistay „Dangus man tu“
- Monika Marija „If I leave“
- Gabrielius Vagelis „Tave čia randu“
Today’s jury panel was made up of five professionals, Giedrė Kilčiauskienė, Darius Užkuraitis, Geruta Griniūtė, Leon Somov and Vaidas Stackevičius, who provided the audience with comments at some points of the show. Their results were revealed at the end of the heat to avoid any influence on the public decision.
Komisijos (Jury) – Ziurovu (Public)
Eurovizijos Atranka 2020 will be made up of a total of six shows aimed to choose the next national entry for Eurovision, three heats, two semifinals and the national final. The six acts with the least amount of votes at the heats will be eliminated. At the semi-finals, the bottom 5 won’t make it through, so the final will have eight acts from which the public and a 5-person jury panel will choose the Lithuanian entry for Rotterdam.
You can see the full schedule below:
Heat 1 – January 11th
- Heat 2 – January 18th
- Heat 3 – January 25th
- Semi-Final 1 – February 1st
- Semi-Final 2 – February 8th
- Final – February 15th
Lithuania will continue its search for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 next week with the second heat, where another 12 candidates will compete to go through.
What do you think about today’s qualifiers? Let us know!