Tonight kick-starts another weekend of national final selections and decisions as some countries continue to whittle the candidates in to represent them, whilst some are just getting started. Here is a brief synopsis of what is happening tonight. France - Destination Eurovision Semi-Final Two: (9pm CET) In France the second semi final of their national selection Destination Eurovision takes place, we will see the final nine acts competing for the last four spots in the final,
Tonight the first heat of the eight show Lithuanian selection "Eurovizijos" began with the first 12 of 49 competing artists taking to the stage, and the first six have been selected to advance to the next round. The show was filmed back on December 20th but was only aired on Jnauary 5th, meaning the jury votes are cast ahead of the televote, the jury votes and announces the jury votes during the taping of the show, meaning the artists get a rough idea of their chances of qual
Lithuania's Eurovision Song Contest 2018 singer, Ieva Zasimauskaitė, has released her latest single, called 'Apkabink' ('Worry'). Ieva's new single has two very noticeable differences compared to her Eurovision 2018 song 'When We're Old' - namely that 'Apkabink' is performed entirely in her native Lithuanian language and also that the track itself has a much more uptempo, almost pop-like feel to it, whereas 'When We're Old' was very much a slow ballad. Check out the music vid
Lithuanian national broadcaster - LRT - have today announced that song submission for their 2019 Eurovision national selection is now open. Last month it was reported that there would be some minor changes made to the format of 2019's national selection process 'Eurovizijos' including that the series will be cut down to only eight shows. LRT have also revealed that the final of next years national selection will take place on Saturday 23rd February. The submission for songs a
It was the selection which began way back in January and was the final national selection to finish, but tonight Lithuania selected their entry for Eurovision and was front runner Ieva Zasimauskaitė. In a six song final, from which fifty songs started the selection, Ieva has won every show she has competed in leading up to the final and she didn't faulter here, after placing second in the jury, only by a single point, with Jurgis Brüzga scoring 71 points and Ieva scored 70, b
Tonight, Lithuania got one step closer to finding it's Eurovision representative for Lisbon in May. From six heats, we saw the Baltic nation hold it's first semi final in which Jurgis Bruzga with the song '4Love', Kotryna Juodzeviciute singing 'That Girl' and finally 'The Roop' with the song Yes, I Do all qualified for the Grand final to be held on the 11th March 2018. This evening, the professional show saw seven artists from these heats battle it out for only three places,
It has come to light that the Icelandic record company "Hands Up Music" are behind the three national selection songs in Iceland and Lithuania. One of which is sung by Icelandic singer Aron Hanes, and the other two by Lithuanian singers Germantė Kinderytė and Paula. Last year Aron Hannes competed at Söngvakeppnin with his song 'Tonight (Nótt)' that made it to the TOP THREE. This young man has also won the Icelandic contest, Jólastjarnan, and in 2014 he participated in Icela
She is edgy, crazy and beautiful... Her name is Liepa Maknavičiūtė and her stage name is Ofelija. She is a model, singer and actress. Liepa Maknavičiūtė has participated in many contests, such as Tamsta Garage, Broadway Star, and Balio Dvariono Piano Competition. She was the laureate of the 'Vunderkindai.lt' competition. In 2016, she released her first album called 'Ofelija', which contained 10 songs.
In 2016, Ramūnas Zilnys, a permanent jury member of Eurovizijos atranka,
On 23rd of January, 2017 LRT recorded its third heat for this Saturday. Watching it live, as opposed to watching it on TV, is a totally different experience. While talking to Audrius Giržadas, the chief producer of Eurovizijas atranka, we found out that it takes a huge effort to create such an amazing show. The idea of making Eurovizijas atranka came from the idea to make the show akin to the X factor or the Voice. That is why it is such a long process, says Audrius Giržadas.
The second show of Lithuania's lengthy selection took place tonight, where another six advanced to the next stage through a combination of jury votes and televote, noteworthy acts in this heat were 2015 selection finalists Mia and Paula who made the final of the 2017 selection However in a suprise Mia was not one of the acts six acts to advance past tonights show, falling agonisingly short in 7th place, just one place and one point off qualification after the jury points and