Lithuania: JESC selection process kicks off

by Stella Floras 78 views

LRT have announced the way this year's Lithuanian national finalists for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be chosen. The country's final will be held on 21st October. The finalists will be chosen through a series of televised Sunday shows.

Starting this Sunday 9th September at 11 am (CET +1) and for six Sundays, a series of televised shows will decide the finalists for this year's Lithuanian final for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Five acts will compete in each show and a special jury comprising of experienced singers, composers and past Eurovision participants will send one to the final by awarding them points Eurovision style. One more act will be chosen from each show by televoting. The successful acts will compete for the ticket to Rotterdam on 21st October.

The shows will be hosted by Juozas Liesis, member of B'avarija (disqualified in the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest and 2005 and 2006 Lithuanian finalists) and Irûna, seventeen year old member of the popular girl band Mokinukës.

The shows will be webcast live here (high quality), or here ( low quality).

A very special thank you to Egle Jarasiunaite for the submission of the information.

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.