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Lithuania has chosen the first six semi-finalists of Eurovizijos 2018

The fifth heat of the Lithuanian national final has come to an end, and we are now closer to discover who will wave the Lithuanian flag next May. Tonight, 12 acts were competing for six places in the Semi-Final, and the six qualifiers were chosen by the juries and the televote with a 50/50 system. Let’s check who qualified from tonight’s show:

Eurovizijos 2018: Fifth heat results

  1. Kotryna Juodzevičiūtė with “That girl” 
  2. Jurgis Brūzga with “4love”
  3. Twosome with “Hello”
  4. Godo with “Firefountain”
  5. Paula with “1 2 3
  6. Silvija Pankūnaitė & GeraiGerai with “More than you know”
  7. Vidas Bareikis with “Pusvalanduko”
  8. Lukas Norkūnas with “Tegu”
  9. Milda Rasilavičiūtė with “I think about you”
  10. Juozas Martin with “Don’t give up”
  11. Benas Malakauskas with “My memories”
  12. Germantė Kinderytė with “Turn it up”

Jurgis Brūzga wins the televote, but didn’t “take it all”

Despite winning the televote with more 407 votes than the second place, Jurgis Brūzga placed second with his song “4love”, after receiving “only” 10 points from the national jury. On the other hand, Kotryna Juodzevičiūtė and her song “That girl” was the favourite from the jury, receiving the 10 points from the televote. Therefore, both received 22 points overall.

Lithuania’s journey at Eurovision

The first Lithuanian entry at Eurovision goes back to 1994, when Ovidijus Vyšniauskas finished last, receiving the famous nul points. With 18 appearances at the contest, the best result of the baltic country remains to be the 6th place achieved by LT United in 2006.
Last year the group Fusedmarc won the national final and therefore the right to represent Lithuania with their song “Rain of Revolution”. Despite the enthusiastic performance, the group placed 17th in the second semifinal, achieving the second worst result for Lithuania since the introduction of the Semi-Finals.

What do you think about tonight’s qualifiers? Who is your favourite to win Eurovizijos 2018? Let us know below or on social media @ESCXTRA!

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