Twelve acts have already been eliminated from Lithuania’s 10-week-long Eurovision selection extravaganza, and tonight we will see thirteen more songs performed, but only six will make it through!
How to watch
The first show kicks off from 20:00 CET (21:00 local time) via the following channels:
- LRT Televizija
- LRT Lituanica
- Live webcast via lrt.lt
As with the previous two shows, presenters Ieva Stasiulevičiūte and Gabriele Martirosianaite will host the proceedings. We will see the next 13 of the 51 participants perform their entries publicly for the very first time in a bid to qualify to the next stage of the selection.
This evening’s acts will have to earn the votes of not only the viewing public, but also that of the specialist jury consisting of singer and musicologist Darius Užkuraitis, music commentator Ramūnas Zilnys, singer Justė Arlauskaitė-Jazzu and opera soloist Sigutė Stonytė. Both the jury and televoting points will be ranked in the traditional Eurovision style.
The top ranked acts which receive the highest amount of points will qualify to the next stage of the show, which starts from the 4 February.
Show 3 participants
- Gražvydas – Paint the sky blue
- Fusedmarc – Rain of revolution
- Marius Petrauskas – She’s my universe
- Dovydas Petrošius – Love is free
- Strėlės – Bastard
- Virgis Valuntonis – Victorious
- Vilija Matačiūnaitė – I see the light
- Milda Martinkėnaitė & Saulenė Chlevickaitė – Paperheart
- Lolita Zero – Get frighten
- HIT – I wanna love you tonight
- Vidas Bareikis & Ieva Zasimauskaitė – I love my phone
- Erika Astrauskaitė – No more
- Greta Zazza – Like I love you
Vilija Matačiūnaitė represented Lithuania in the 2014 Eurovision song contest in Copenhagen with her song Attention, but she did not qualify for the final.
There will be one more heat next week, before the semi-final rounds begin.
In total, a maximum of 6 acts will compete in the Grand Final of the national selection on the 11 March, in which the winner will be determined via a 50/50 jury/public vote, also including the vote of an international jury.
Eurovizija 2017 dates
07/01: Show 1 14/01: Show 2
- 21/01: Show 3
- 28/01: Show 4
- 04/02: Show 5
- 11/02: Show 6
- 18/02: Show 7
- 25/02: Show 8
- 04/03: Show 9
- 11/03: Show 10 (Grand Final)