During three semi finals aired on LRT, Lithuanian public and jury have chosen nine qualifiers for the grand Lithuanian final. According to the official Lithuanian Eurovision Song Contest website www.zebra.lt, four more wildcards were added to the final line up – one of them is chosen by the website readers and three were chosen by LRT jury.
Here are all acts for the national Lithuanian final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011:
The Independant –7th bus
Viktorija Ivaskeviciute –Be my baby
Monika –Days go by
VIG Roses –Freedom of mind
Linas Adomaitis –Floating to you
Evelina Sasenko –C'est ma vie
Sasha Song –The slogan of our nation
Ruta Sciogolevaite –Break free
Martynas Beinaris –Tomorrow and after (chosen by www.zebra.ltreaders)
Urte Silagalyte –Candy baby (LRT jury's wildcard)
Donny Montell –Let me (LRT jury's wildcard)
Donny Montell & Sasha Song –Best friends (LRT jury's wildcard)
Some of the finalists can be recognised for their history in Eurovision Song Contest. Linas Adomaitis and Sasha Song have already represented Lithuanian previously. Ruta Sciogolevaite has taken part in national selection in 1999, 2004, 2007 and 2009. Monika, Evelina Sasenko and Donny Montell havealso tried to represent Lithuania on previous ocasions.As every year, there some totally new names in the final line up. Those are: The Independant, Liepa, VIG Roses, Viktorija Ivaskeviciute and Martynas Beinaris.
National Lithuanian final will take place on February 24 at 20:15 CET. It will be held at the LRT studio and hosted by Giedrius Masalskis.