The broadcaster responsible for the Lithuanian participation in the Eurovision Song Contest, LRT has announced the Jury results of Heat One of their National Final Eurovizijos Atranka. The winner will represent Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest. The contest will be held in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
As we have previously reported, that 49 entrants will vie for the chance to represent the Baltic nation in Tel-Aviv. Today, 12 sang in front of a jury consisting of Jonas Nainys, Ramūnas Zilnys and Vytautas Bikus. Their results will form 50% of the vote. The other 50% will come from viewer votes. A currently unknown number of acts from this heat will advance to the Semi-Finals.
The jury results are as follows:-
- 12 points – Migloko
- 10 points – MaNNazz
- 8 points – Gebrasy
- 7 points – Twosome
- 6 points – Glossarium
- 5 points – Matas Lygeika
- 4 points – Filtered Tools
- 3 points – Šarūnas Mačiulis and Aldegunda
- 1 point – Gabriela Ždanovičiūtė
- 0 points – Simona and Rūta Statkevičiūtė
Heat One will be shown on Saturday 5th January 2019 at 21:00 local time (20:00 CET, 19:00 GMT).
Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Debuting in 1994 when Ovidijus Vyšniauskas sang “Lopšinė mylimai”. Lithuania came Twenty-Fifth and Last-Place with the dubious honour of achieving the infamous “Nill Points”. They have appeared in a further 18 contests, missing the contests in 1995 due to relegation, through to 1998 and missing the contests in 2000 and 2003.
Lithuania have more often than not qualified for the final, with eight qualifications to six non-qualifications. The Baltic nation’s best result came in Athens in 2006 where LT United performed “We Are The Winners” coming in Sixth-Place with 162 points.
Donny Montell is a notable Lithuanian participant. Being the first and so far only Lithuanian to represent Lithuania more than once. He performed in 2012 with the song “Love Is Blind” coming in Fourteenth-Place, amassing 70 points. Montell returned to the contest in 2016 likewise in Baku, qualified again for the final. This time doing better with the song “I’ve Been Waiting For This Night”. He came in the Top-10, in Ninth-Place achieving 200 points. This remains Lithuania’s largest points haul to date.