Lithuania’s national selection for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, Eurovizija 2016, will begin this evening with show one.
Tonight, the acts who entered the Lithuanian national selection with their own song will compete. Only 5 out of the 8 will make it through to the next round and this result will be decide by a combination of jury and televotes. Tonight’s show is hosted by Andrius Rožickas and Gerūta Griniūtė.
The jury consists of both a national and international jury; the Lithuanian jury is made up of members Darius Užkuraitis, Donatas Ulvydas, Ramūnas Zilnys and Dalia Michelevičiūtė and the international jury is made up of Peter Freudenthaler, Denis Ingoldsby and Dave Holmes. Tonight’s show was pre-recorded on the 5 January.
- Alice Way – Hero
- Dovydas Petrošius – Starlight
- Behind the Moon – Did it all
- Erica Jennings – Leading me home
- Elena Jurgaitytė – I won’t come back
- Vlad Max – Don’t wanna let it go
- Petunija – Tomorrow
- Donny Montell – I’ve been waiting for this night
Eurovision fans will recognise Erica Jennings and Donny Montell after each of them represented Lithuania in their own right back in 2001 and 2012.
How to watch
The show will begin at 20:00 CET and will finish at 21:55 CET. The show will air on the following channels:
Eurovizija 2016 schedule
- 09/01: Show 1
- 16/01: Show 2
- 23/01: Show 3
- 30/01: Show 4
- 06/02: Show 5
- 13/02: Show 6
- 20/02: Semi-final
- 27/02: Grand final