It’s been a very long journey, but we’re about to reach the finish line of Lithuania’s national selection marathon “Eurovizijos” dainu konkurso nacionaline atranka, or simply Eurovizijos atranka 2017.
A whopping forty-nine participants made it to the mind-boggling competition, which started way back in January. After four heats, two knockout rounds and a semi-final, Aiste Pilvelyte, Fusedmarc, Gabrielius Vagelis, Greta Zazza, Kotryna Juodzeviciute and Paula will sing it out in the grand final to become Lithuania’s Eurovision 2017 representative on 11 March.
However, broadcaster LRT have one last surprise up their sleeve. On Monday, Lithuanian viewers voted for one of six eliminated acts to return, which included semi-finalists Sasha Song and Ieva Zasimauskaite.
But the public favourite was Gytis Ivanauskas, who was originally eliminated in the second knockout round. He will return as his watermelon-smashing drag queen alter ego Lolita Zero to perform “Get Frighten” in the final.
Wildcard voting results
- Gytis Ivanauskas – 7495 votes
- Sasha Song – 5755 votes
- Ieva Zasimauskaite – 2014 votes
- Edgaras Lubys – 1735 votes
- Mia – 800 votes
- Queen of Roses – 598 votes
But who should win the final? You can listen to all the songs from the seven finalists below and have your say by voting in our poll. You can vote for as many songs as you like, but you can only vote ONCE, so choose wisely! We’ll close the poll on Friday 10 March, just ahead of the grand final.
Aiste Pilvelyte – “I’m Like a Wolf”
Fusedmarc – “Rain of Revolution”
Gabrielius Vagelis – “Feel Myself Free”
Greta Zazza – “Like I Love You”
Gytis Ivanauskas (Lolita Zero) – “Get Frighten”
Kotryna Juodzeviciute – “Love Shadow”
Paula – “Let U Go”
Who should win the final of Lithuania’s Eurovizijos atranka 2017?
Who are you rooting for in Lithuania? Let us know your thoughts on our app and in the comments section below.