Lithuania Eurovizijos dainu konkurso nacionaline atranka 2016: Reviews And Rankings By The Wiwi Jury

The Wiwi Jury—our in-house panel of music un-professionals—have been spending a lot of time in Vilnius. That’s because we’re currently reviewing the contestants competing in Lithuania’s Eurovizijos dainu konkurso nacionaline atranka — the country’s national selection for Eurovision 2016. Over the coming weeks each member of the jury will offer his or her critique of each song, and then award it a score out of 10. The scores will then be averaged for the Wiwi Jury Verdict. The jury consists of panelists from New Zealand, Britain, Iceland, Australia, Portugal, Russia, Spain, the Netherlands, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary and Ireland. We are real international, y’all!

As always, we will be making our predictions ahead of each show. The Wiwi Jury Verdict will count for half of the score, while the other half will consist of votes earned in our ongoing polls. It’s all about bringing together your favourites, and ours. Just click on the song title below to read our reviews.

Final

  1. Donny Montell “I’ve Been Waiting for This Night” (8.79)
  2. Erica Jennings “Leading Me Home” (6.14)
  3. Ieva Zasimauskaite “Life (Not That Beautiful)” (5.21)
  4. Ruslanas Kirilkinas “In My World” (4.54)
  5. Aiste Pilvelyte “You Bet” (4.25)
  6. Ruta Sciogolevaite “United” (4.19)

Semi-final

  1. Donny Montell “I’ve Been Waiting for This Night” (8.79)
  2. Erica Jennings “Leading Me Home” (6.14)
  3. Catrinah “Be Free” (5.79) [ELIMINATED]
  4. Ieva Zasimauskaite “Life (Not That Beautiful)” (5.21)
  5. Ruslanas Kirilkinas “In My World” (4.54)
  6. Aiste Pilvelyte “You Bet” (4.25)
  7. Ruta Sciogolevaite “United” (4.19)
  8. Valdas Lacko “Stay Tonight” (3.32) [ELIMINATED]

Show eight (qualifiers from shows six and seven)

  1. Donny Montell “I’ve Been Waiting for This Night” (8.79)
  2. Milda Martinkenaite “If Tomorrow Never Comes” (6.32)  [ELIMINATED]
  3. Erica Jennings “Leading Me Home” (6.14)
  4. Saulene Chlevickaite “Strong” (5.96)  [ELIMINATED]
  5. Catrinah “Be Free” (5.79)
  6. Ieva Zasimauskaite “Life (Not That Beautiful)” (5.21)
  7. Ruslanas Kirilkinas “In My World” (4.54)
  8. Aiste Pilvelyte “You Bet” (4.25)
  9. Ruta Sciogolevaite “United” (4.19)
  10. Valdas Lacko “Stay Tonight” (3.32)

Show seven (qualifiers from show five)

  1. Milda Martinkenaite “If Tomorrow Never Comes” (6.32)
  2. 4 Roses “Butterfly” (6.29) [ELIMINATED]
  3. Saulene Chlevickaite “Strong” (5.96)
  4. Ieva Zasimauskaite “Life (Not That Beautiful)” (5.21)
  5. Neringa Šiaudikyte “Never Knew Love” (5.07)* [ELIMINATED]
  6. E.G.O. “Long Way From Home” (5.07)* [ELIMINATED]
  7. Ruslanas Kirilkinas “In My World” (4.54)
  8. Aiste Pilvelyte “You Bet” (4.25)

* Ties are broken by preferential vote. For “Never Knew Love” and “Long Way From Home”, of our 16 jurors, eight rated “Never Knew Love” more highly than “Long Way From Home”, and seven rated “Long Way From Home” more highly than “Never Knew Love”. One rated them equally. 

Show six (qualifiers from show four)

  1. Donny Montell “I’ve Been Waiting for This Night” (8.79)
  2. Egle Jakstyte “Leisk dar buti” (6.75) [ELIMINATED]
  3. Erica Jennings “Leading Me Home” (6.14)
  4. Catrinah “Be Free” (5.79)
  5. Petunija “Tomorrow” (4.64) [ELIMINATED]
  6. Ruta Sciogolevaite “United” (4.19)
  7. Istvan Kvik & Ellada “Please Don’t Cry” (3.46) [ELIMINATED]
  8. Valdas Lacko “Stay Tonight” (3.32)

Show five (qualifiers from show three)

Vote for your favourites in our poll. [See the results]

  1. Milda Martinkenaite “If Tomorrow Never Comes” (6.32)
  2. 4 Roses “Butterfly” (6.29)
  3. Saulene Chlevickaite “Strong” (5.96)
  4. Berta Timinskaite “Stars in a Rainbow” (5.68) [ELIMINATED]
  5. Ieva Zasimauskaite “Life (Not That Beautiful)” (5.21)
  6. Neringa Šiaudikyte “Never Knew Love” (5.07)*
  7. E.G.O. “Long Way From Home” (5.07)*
  8. Baiba “Mayday” (4.82) [ELIMINATED]
  9. Ruslanas Kirilkinas “In My World” (4.54)
  10. Aiste Pilvelyte “You Bet” (4.25)

* Ties are broken by preferential vote. For “Never Knew Love” and “Long Way From Home”, of our 16 jurors, eight rated “Never Knew Love” more highly than “Long Way From Home”, and seven rated “Long Way From Home” more highly than “Never Knew Love”. One rated them equally. 

Show four (qualifiers from shows one and two)

Vote for your favourites in our poll. [See the results]

  1. Donny Montell “I’ve Been Waiting for This Night” (8.79)
  2. Egle Jakstyte “Leisk dar buti” (6.75)
  3. Erica Jennings “Leading Me Home” (6.14)
  4. Catrinah “Be Free” (5.79)
  5. Alice Way “Hero” (4.86) [ELIMINATED]
  6. Behind the Moon “Did It All” (4.82) [ELIMINATED]
  7. Petunija “Tomorrow” (4.64)
  8. Ruta Sciogolevaite “United” (4.19)
  9. Istvan Kvik & Ellada “Please Don’t Cry” (3.46)
  10. Valdas Lacko “Stay Tonight” (3.32)

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