Pabandom iš Naujo, Lithuania’s Selection Show for its Eurovision act continued with its third show tonight. The Selection moved onto its next stage with the first of two semi-finals taking place, following on from the two heats that had taken place the last 2 weeks. The show was hosted by Augustė Nombeko and Giedrius Masalskis and was filmed on Tuesday 31st January, with televotes being collected tonight and the results of the jury being revealed.
Ten acts that had been successful in the heats competed for a place in the final. The top five from the combined result of the televote and professional jury will now progress to the final and are still in the race to represent Lithuania at Eurovision.
Pabandom iš Naujo Semi-Final One Results
The results for tonight’s show are as follows:
|Order||Artist||Entry||Jury Points||Televote Points||Result|
|2||Alen Chicco||“Do You”||6||2||Out|
|3||Baiba||“When the Lights Go Out”||4||1||Out|
|6||Petunija||“Love Of My Life”||12||7||Qualified|
|7||Justė Kraujelytė||“Need More Fun”||8||3||Qualified|
|9||Rūta Mur||“So Low”||10||10||Qualified|
The results consisted of a combined jury and televote with equal weighting which was then converted to one set each of 12, 10 and 8-1 points.
The top five from tonight will now move on to the Pabandom iš Naujo Final taking place in two weeks on Saturday 18th February. The Lithuanian selection continues next Saturday with Semi-Final Two, another 10 acts that also qualified from the heats, and will compete for the last 5 places in the final.
The Professional Jury
The jury members of Pabandom iš Naujo Semi-Final One were:
|Vytautas Bikus||Composer and Music Producer|
|Ieva Narkutė||Singer and Songwriter|
|Ramūnas Zilnys||Editor-in-Chief of LRT Popular Music|
|Leonas Somo||Producer and Composer, Formerly of Leon Somov & Jazzu|
|Stanislavas Stavickis-Stano||Music Producer|
Lithuania’s Eurovision Journey
The Baltic nation made its debut at the Eurovision Song contest in 1994, where Ovidijus Vyšniauskas represented them with the song “Lopšinė mylimai”, which placed 25th. Since then, Lithuania has participated 21 times and made the Grand Final 14 times. LT United gave Lithuania their best ever Eurovision result back in 2006, where the country placed 6th.
Lithuania’s latest Eurovision participation, saw them being represented by Monika Liu, participated with the song “Sentimentai”. Qualifying for the final, Lithuania finished in 14th place overall, with 128 point
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News Source: LRT
Photo Source: D. Umbras/LRT