Poll results: Greta Zazza should win Lithuania’s Eurovizijos atranka 2017

Lithuania’s marathon national selection “Eurovizijos” dainu konkurso nacionaline atranka — or, more simply, Eurovizijos atranka 2017 — is about to reach its conclusion. And thank goodness: We’re not too sure our wi-fi connections can handle another week of crazy.

Shortly after Lithuanian viewers voted to send drag star du jour Gytis Ivanauskas to the final as a wildcard, we asked you which of the seven finalists was your favourite to win.

After counting a total of 1,814 votes, less than 1% separated the top two. But in this cut-throat competition that’s enough to win the day. We can now reveal that Greta Zazza has come out on top by a whisker with 28.72% of the overall votes. Her entry “Like I Love You” earned 521 votes. She also won our Wiwi Jury, making it a clean sweep of the wiwisphere.

Greta Zazza – “Like I Love You”

Greta Zazza interview

Finishing a very close second with 504 votes is Aiste Pilvelyte. Her entry “I’m Like a Wolf” earned 27.78% of the overall vote. After finishing fifth at last year’s final, could 2017 be the year Aiste finally represents Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest?

Aiste Pilvelyte – “I’m Like a Wolf”

Rounding out the top three is Gytis Ivanauskas. He’s best known for playing the role of the watermelon-smashing drag queen Lolita Zero from the movie Zero 3. Originally eliminated in the second knockout round, his entry “Get Frighten” received 295 votes, or 16% overall.

Gytis Ivanauskas (Lolita Zero) – “Get Frighten”

Eurovizijos atranka 2017 poll results

  1. Greta Zazza – “Like I Love You” – 28.72% (521 votes)
  2. Aiste Pilvelyte – “I’m Like a Wolf” – 27.78% (504 votes)
  3. Gytis Ivanauskas – “Get Frighten” – 14.32% – 16.26% (295 votes)
  4. Paula – “Let U Go” – 11.25% (204 votes)
  5. Gabrielius Vagelis – “Feel Myself Free” – 6.39% (116 votes)
  6. Fusedmarc – “Rain of Revolution” – 4.91% (89 votes)
  7. Kotryna Juodzeviciute – “Love Shadow” – 4.69% (85 votes)

Total votes: 1,814

The final of Eurovizijos atranka 2017 gets underway at 20:00 CET tonight, and you can watch the show live on the LRT website. The winner will be decided by the televoting public and a combination of Lithuanian and international juries. Whoever wins knows they’ll be performing in the second half of the second semi-final at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest on 11 May.

Are you a fan of Greta Zazza? Do you think she’s the right choice for Lithuania? Shout out your thoughts on the wiwibloggs app, or let us know in the comments section below!

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Photo: V. Radžiuno (LRT)