Tonight, the Lithuanian national broadcaster LRT will air the 9th show of the 2014 Lithuania national selection Eurovizijos 2014. The show will air at 20:00 CET on LRT 1.
On Monday, LRT announced that 2 of the 12 bidding song entries, Breakaway and Last date, had been eliminated from the selection. The 5 competing candidates will now perform 2 of the remaining 10 songs each. After a public/jury deliberation, 4 candidates will proceed to show #10.
How to watch
The show will be aired at 20:00 CET on the following channels.
- LRT 1
- Live webcast on lrt.lt
The 5 competing candidates
- Vaidas Baumila
- Martynas Kavaliauskas
- Monika Linkytė
- Vilija Matačiūnaitė
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 about the selection process can be found here.
Originally, the 4 finalists were to be decided along with the 2014 Lithuanian Eurovision song entry on the 8 February with the representative then being selected on the 15 February. However due to the popularity of this year’s shows, LRT have decided to extend the selection meaning that the grand final will instead take place on the 1 March. You can read more about the changes here.
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.