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Tonight: Lithuania selects their 2018 Eurovision act

LTR is now reaching the last of the nine shows of “Eurovizijos Atranka”, tonight the grand final is taking place from Kaunas… who will get the ticket to Lisbon?

12 acts will compete tonight to be the one flying the Lithuanian colours in Portugal, all 6 contestants pre-qualified from previous heats of the competition, take a look at the line-up below:

  1. Kotryna Juodzevičiūtė – That Girl
  2. The Roop – Yes I Do 
  3. Jurgis Brūzga – 4Love
  4. Ieva Zasimauskaitė – When we’re old
  5. Monika Marija – The truth
  6. Paula – 1 2 3

The jury panel made up of music experts and TV media professionals will cast their say during the broadcast and their votes will be added up to the Lithuanian televote and the combination of both will then make up the final result where the eventual winner will automatically compete in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon on May 10th.

The winner and composers of the song will also be awarded a 3.000€ prize by LATGA (Lithuanian Association of Copyright Protection), an association which exercises the collective administration of rights in music, visual art, audiovisual art and drama.

Aside from the performances of all 6 finalists, Eurovisión representatives from Finland and Iceland, Saara Aalto and Ari Ólafsson will also perform their entries on stage.

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.

Nine shows were initally set by Lithuanian broadcaster LTR in order to select their Eurovision entry and singer for Lisbon:

  • 06/01: Show 1
  • 20/01: Show 2
  • 27/01: Show 3
  • 03/02: Show 4
  • 10/02: Show 5
  • 17/02: Show 6
  • 24/02: Semi-final 1
  • 03/03: Semi-final 2
  • 11/03: Grand final

You can watch the show from 20:00 CET onwards by tuning into our multi-window live-stream platform, by clicking HERE

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.

Eurovizijos Atranka 2018 - Final

Ieva Zasimauskaitė When We\'re Old461
Paula - 1 2 3432
Kotryna Juodzevičiūtė - That Girl378
Monika Marija - The Truth368
The Roop - Yes, I Do312
Jurgis Brūzga - 4love305



Number of voters: 46
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