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Saturday, 15 December 2012 15:25

Lithuania: The Road to Malmö Continues

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The first entry from the Baltic country of Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest was presented back in 1994 and since then, it seems that they have welcomed the participation in the event as something of a must with the right to promote local talent. Earlier this year, they managed to qualify with relative ease to the grand final with the song Love Is Blind sung by a blindfolded singer; Donny Montell. The country managed to finish in an extremely respectable fourteenth place with seventy points in total. The final of the upcoming selection is set to take place on the 20th December 2012.

Following the first semi-final which took place last weekend, half of the acts which will be competing to represent the country in Malmö have now been revealed by the Lithuanian broadcaster; LRT. In fact, whilst the tele-voting results showed which entries the public wanted to see make it through to the final stages, the jury also has to have a pivotal say and thus the results had to be announced later on during the week when the verdict was decided. This evening, the second semi-final in Lithuania will be taking place and hopefully, in a couple of days time, we will also be able to cover the final of the event, live through escflashmalta.com, so we urge you to stay tuned.

Qualifiers

Gerai Gerai & Miss Sheep – War in the wardrobe

Ieva & Gabrielius – I fall in love

Božolė – Happy and free

Andrius Pojavis – Something

In the final stage of the competition, there will be a total of four acts which will qualify directly and apart from that, the broadcaster has also decided to select a wildcard from the eliminated acts as a lifeline, something which normally tends to go down well with audiences as they do tend to have a soft-spot for the underdog. Lithuania have not particularly had exceptional results at the Eurovision Song Contest but its neighbouring country, Latvia won a couple of years back whilst they have also managed to qualify to the final on the past two editions therefore, they will be hoping that it will be third time lucky.

Source: LRT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2vNoZnJxgY

Last modified on Sunday, 16 December 2012 12:42