Song writers and composers can submit songs for the Lithuanian 2006 Eurovision Song Contest selection until 11th December. Jonas Vilimas said that to DotEurovision.com. A national final is scheduled for 25th February, although this date is subject to change.
“We hope to organize several semifinals and one national final. We are currently working on the format”, Vilimas said. Last year, about 60 songs were submitted for 7 semifinals, which resulted in relatively weak semifinals.
Songs will be accepted until 11th December. Although song writers and composers from other countries are welcome, performers should be Lithuanian citizens. In case a group participates, LRT wants a majority of the group members to be Lithuanian.
“For several years we had the free language rule and we will continue with that, although we will strongly encourage our singers to perform in Lithuanian”, Vilimas added.