Eurovizijos 2014 show # 5 was held tonight in Vilnius, Lithuania where 9 acts performed a song and were shortlisted to 8, after a jury/public deliberation.
The 8 hopefuls will now compete next week at Eurovizijos 2014 show #6. Next week round 3 of the Lithuanian national selection will kick off where the 8 candidates will perform the 16 bidding songs ( each candidate will perform 2 songs). After a jury/deliberation the 8 competing acts and 16 bidding entries will be shortlisted to 7 acts and 14 potential entries. You can read more about the mechanism here.
The 16 competing songs in the 2014 Lithuanian national selection have been released on LRT’s official website. You can listen to the bidding songs here.
The 8 finalists
- Vaidas Baumila
- Monika Linkytė
- Ieva Zasimauskaitė
- Martynas Kavaliauskas
- Vilija Matačiūnaitė
- VIG Roses
- Justinas Lapatinskas
The 2014 Lithuanian national selection will consist of 4 rounds with a total of 10 shows. 20 candidates will battle for the golden ticket to Copenhangen. The 2014 Lithuanian entry will be selected on 8 February whilst the representative will be selected on 15 February.
A total of 20 acts competed in Round 2 and the top 8 acts have proceded to Round 3 of the competition. The 4 best acts from Round 3 will compete in the grand final on 15 February.
Andrius Pojavis represented Lithuania at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo with Something, achieving a 22nd place in the final.
Lithuania debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994 and is yet to win the event. The country’s best placing at Europe’s favourite television show was in 2006 when LT United achieved a 6th placing in the Eurovision Song Contest final in Athens.
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