It is big time for one of the Baltic nations participating in the contest to start the search for its Eurovision act, now they are getting closer to you, ATTENTION!
The first set, made up 13 artists, will be competing at tonight’s preliminary qualification round in order to advance through to the following shows of the national selection “Eurovizijos Atranka 2018”.
Tonight’s debut show for this year’s competition in Lithuania will see the first 13 acts fighting for the right to represent Lithuania in Lisbon, thus the line-up will look as it follows:
- Aušra Difarte – Someday
- Benas Malakauskas – My Memories
- Dange – Netrika Laime
- Evaldas Vaikasas – Blind
- Germante Kinderyte – Turn It Up
- Godo – Fire Fountain
- Ieva Zasimauskaite – When We’re Old
- Justin3 – Born To Be Wild One
- Lukas Norkunas – Tegu
- Meda Meskauskaite – Blood Roses
- Milda Rasilaviciute – I Think About You
- Monee – Standing Here
- Natalija Chareckaja – Serious
Although the premiere of the show is set to be aired tonight, the entire programme was filmed on Wednesday, as usual. The jury panel made up of music experts and TV media professionals cast their say during the recording and their votes have been made public by Lithuanian Eurovision website Eurodiena.lt
Everything now lies in hands of the audience which will have the eventual decision on which competing acts will be making it through the next stage of “Eurovizijos Atranka 2018”
Take a look at the current scoreboard:
|1||Justin3||“Born to Be Wild One”||4|
|3||Germantė Kinderytė||“Turn It Up”||0|
|6||Meda Meškauskaitė||“Blood Roses”||0|
|7||Benas Malakauskas||“My Memories”||3|
|8||Milda Rasilavičiūtė||“I Think About You”||6|
|13||Ieva Zasimauskaitė||“When We’re Old”||12|
As you can see both Ieva and Godo stand as the top 2 acts of the expert panel in the studio after watching and evaluating the performances. You can watch a gallery full of professional pictures of each of the performance taken at the show on Wednesday, by clicking HERE.
The couple in charge of conducting the contest this year is made up by the male humorist Mantas Stonkus and the female TV presenter Ugne Skonsmanaite.
You can watch the show from 20:00 CET onwards by tuning into one of the following live-streams:
If we go back in time, Lithuania was represented by Fusedmarc in 2017 with the song Rain of Revolution, where they went on to finished 17th in the 2nd semi-final, which means being of the worst results for the country since 2005, when the contest was also held in Kyiv.