After five weeks of intense competition, we finally have a result and Monika Linkytė has won the Lithuanian national final Pabandom is Naujo with the song Stay and will represent the baltic nation and have completed the baltic trio of 2023 with Alika of Estonia and Sudden Lights of Latvia.
Semi Final round up
In the first of two semi finals leading up to the subsequent final Petunija with her song “Love Of My Life” won the jury with Il Senso with their song “Sparnai” winning the televote. However it was Rūta Mur with the song “So Low” won the semi final overall by coming second in both votes.
In the second semi final, Beatrich with “Like a Movie” won over the juries enough to rank her top with MoonBee winning the televote with the song “Rumour”. However Beatrich had enough televote support to win the semi final overall by finishing third with the viewers at home.
How the winner won
The running order and how the results unfolded were as follows:-
|1||Mario Junes||Do What You Do||3||2|
|3||Justė Kraujelytė||Need More Fun||5||1|
|4||Paulina Paukštaitytė||Let Me Think About Me||6||5|
|5||Beatrich||Like A Movie||8||8|
|6||Rūta Mur||So Low||10||12|
|7||Il Senso||Sparnai (Wings)||2||3|
|8||Petunija||Love Of My Life||7||4|
|9||Gabrelius Vagelis||Šauksmas (Shout)||4||6|
Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest
Back in 1994 Lithuania made their Eurovision debut in Dublin with Ovidijus Vyšniauskas and his entry, ‘Lopšinė mylimai‘, which placed 25th and last with the dreaded nil points. After a brief hiatus and sporadic appearances for the next decade, Lithuania have participated in every contest since 2004. Their best result came in 2006 with the entry, ‘We Are The Winners‘ by LT United. Despite not actually winning, the group achieved sixth place with 162 and remain a novelty classic.
Last year the Lithuanian public chose Monika Liu and ‘Sentimentai’ through Pabandom iš naujo 2022. During the Turin contest she qualified for the Grand Final and placed 14th with 128 points.
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