Lithuania | Last minute changes made to Eurovizijos Lineup
Romania is not the only country to have some last minutes changes to the national selection as Lithuanian national selection 'Eurovizijos' has added some new names to the lineup, taking the number of participants up to 52! Find out the new additions here:
LRT have made the lineup changes to 'Eurovizijos' - which has already started with heat one results two weeks ago on the 5th January 2019 - ahead of heat two which has already been recorded and will be televised later this week on 19th January 2019. Last month, 49 participants were confirmed by LRT however following the withdrawal of a participant, 3 new artists were drafted in and 1 artist who already has a song in the competition will be performing a second song too.
The three new songs by new artists are:
Sasha Song & Dovilė - "Bad Boy"
Linas Jakštys - "Criminal Love"
120 - TBA
Sasha Song previously represented Lithuania in Eurovision 2009 where he qualified for the final, placing 23rd with 23 points. Linas Jakštys and duo 120 are both making their debuts in the Lithuanian national selection however have both appeared recently on Lithuanian talent competitions so will also have pre-existing fanbases. In addition to this, Monika Marija (who placed 4th in the Eurovizijos 2018 finale) is entering a second song in to the competition. She will already be competing with song 'Criminal' however now a second ballad 'Light On' will also be in the mix.
In Heat One, the first six performers advanced to the next round with another six being the first participants eliminated. This weekend, another thirteen acts will be performing for the public vote.
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