Tonight, the 6th show of the 2014 Lithuanian national selection Eurovizijos 2014 was held in country’s capital, Vilnius. 8 acts performed 2 songs each and after a public/jury deliberation, 7 candidates have qualified to next week’s show.
Next week, the 7 hopefuls will compete in the 7th show of Eurovizijos 2014. Once again, each of the candidates will sing 2 songs each (meaning that a total of 14 songs will be performed on the night). After another public/jury deliberation, the 7 acts will be narrowed down to 6 acts and a total of 12 songs will be performed at the eighth show.
The 16 bidding songs have now been released on the official LRT website. You can listen to the participating songs here.
The 7 finalists
- Vaidas Baumila
- Martynas Kavaliauskas
- Monika Linkytė
- Vilija Matačiūnaitė
- VIG Roses (Giedrė Girnytė, Akvilė Matukaitė)
- Ieva Zasimauskaitė
The 2014 Lithuanian national selection consists of 4 rounds. 20 candidates were selected by LRT to battle for the golden ticket to Copenhagen this year in May. After competing in the first 2 rounds, 8 participants remain and will compete in Round 3 of the selection. Full details of the selection can be found here.
On the 8 February, the 4 finalists will be decided along with the 2014 Lithuanian Eurovision song entry. The finalists will then compete on the 15 February where a public/jury deliberation will decide which artist will represent Lithuania at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.
Lithuania debuted at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. Lithuania’s best result to date was in 2006 when LT United was selected to represent their country in the host city of Athens. After qualifying to the grand final, the band eventually ended in 6th place with a total of 163 points.
Last year, Andrius Pojavis represented Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö with his song Something. Pojavis received 17 points in the final, ending in 22nd place.
Stay tuned to esctoday.com for the latest news on Lithuania and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.