LRT, the Lithuanian national broadcaster will be kicking off their 2015 Eurovision national selection tonight!
LRT will use the same method and mechanism as in 2014 to select its Eurovision act and entry for Vienna.
How to watch the show:
[alert-info]Tonight’s presentation show was recorded on 18 December 2014 at LRT Studios in Vilnius. LRT will be broadcasting the show at 20:00 CET and will last for 1 hour and 40 minutes. You can watch the show on:
What will happen in tonight’s show:
The presentation show will see all 12 competing artists perform one song. Each artist will receive scores from both televoting and jury. Although there is a vote tonight, no one will be eliminated. Everyone will qualify to second show on 10 January.
On 10 January the results of the second show will be combined with tonight’s result meaning that artist who has the lowest score at the end of 2nd show next week will be eliminated.
Our hosts for this evening will be Simona Nainė and Arūnas Valinskas.
- Monika Linkytė
- Reda Striškaitė
- Milita Daikerytė
- Karolina Mondeikaitė-Liepa
- Jurgis Bruzga
- Wilma La
- Vilija Pilibaitytė-Mia
- Vaidas Baumila
- Tadas Juodsnukis
- Neringa Šiaudikytė
- Edgaras Lubys
Members of the jury panel who will help to evaluate the artists include Ramūnas Zilnys,Edmundas Seilius, Audrius Giržadas and Linas Adomaiti.
The 2015 Lithuanian Eurovision national selection Eurovizijos will consist of 10 televised shows: a presentation show, 8 live shows including song and artist finals, Best of Eurovizijos and the winners special concert. There will be 2 finals: one to select the song and another one to select the singer. Hereafter the song will be matched to the singer during the grand final which will be held on 21 February in the Lithuanian capital.
Eurovizijos 2015 Schedule:
- 03/01 Show 1 – Presentation show
- 10/01 Show 2
- 17/01 Show 3
- 24/01 Show 4
- 31/01 Show 5
- 07/02 Show 6
- 14/02 Show 7 – Song Final
- 21/02 Show 8 – Artist Final
- 28/02 Show 9 – Best of Eurovizijos 2015 Special
- 07/o3 Show 10 – Eurovizijos winner and Friends Special Concert
Eurovizijos has proven to be a very successful format in Lithuania as it attracted a lot of viewers and interest during the 2014 season. Last year, the selection was extended due to public demand and high tv ratings.
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.
Last year, Vilija Matačiūnaitė was selected to represent Lithuania with song Attention after she won Eurovizijos 2014. In Copenhagen, Vilija received 36 points in the semi-final, failing to qualify to the grand final.