LRT, the Lithuanian broadcaster, is trying a new approach to select their next representative in the Eurovision Song Contest. Jeronimas Milius' successor will be chosen through a talent show for the best Lithuanian song, Lietuvos dainu dainos.
Following Estonia's example who decided to turn Eurolaul (Euro-song)to Eesti Laul (Estonian song), Lithuania will be organising a talent show to choose the best Lithuanian song, this song will be sent to represent the country in the next Eurovision Song Contest.
An open call for local artists has been launched in Lithuania, ending next Monday. The participants have to be well established and experienced artists. Songs will be distributed to the artists and the winner of the show will be decided through televoting. This year, the Lithuanian preselection is not open to foreign composers and songs in Lithuanian are welcome and encouraged.
Some artists' names have already been revealed. Donatas Montvydas, the winner of the LRT duet show, who also competed in EDC preselection, Irena Starosaite a veteran local artist and the band Bix. Esctoday.com can now confirm that Aiste Pilvelyte and Ruta Sciogolevaite will be also competing for the ticket to Moscow.