LRT has just aired the last 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:
- Aistė Pilvelytė – “Everlastingly”
- The Roop – “On Fire”
- KaYra – “Alligator”
- Rokas Povilius – “Vilnius Calling”
- Evgenya Redko – “What About Us”
- The Backs – “Fully”
Today’s jury panel was made up of five professionals, A Ramūnas Zilnys, Jievaras Jasinskis, Leonas Somovas, Monika Linkytė 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.
Next week the Lithuanian national selection will continue with the first semifinal, where 9 candidates will do their best to win a final ticket. 4 acts will go through both semifinals, so the final will have eight entries from which the public and a 5-person jury panel will choose the Lithuanian winner for Rotterdam.
You can check 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
What do you think about today’s qualifiers? Let us know!