After one introduction show, five elimination shows resulting in eight acts crashing out and one illness shattering the hopes of one unlucky hopeful, we’re finally nearing the finishing line of Lithuania’s national selection marathon Eurovizijos atranka 2015, starting with tonight’s first of two national finals.
Just like the acts, 12 songs started their Eurovizijos journey way back when. Several weeks and nine eliminations later, only three songs remain in contention, “Dangerous (S.O.S.)”, “The Right Way” and “This Time”. All three artists performed their own versions of the three songs.
As usual, the Lithuanian jury panel assesed each song, but not the artists themselves. They were then combined with the points of the international jury and televotes. And we can now confirm that “This Time” will be performed in Vienna this year. “The Right Way” finished in second place and “Dangerous” came third.
Results of Song Selection National Final
Although the three finalists themselves weren’t assessed tonight, it seems that everyone agreed that Vaidas’ version of “This Time” was the best. Our readers also agree in our poll. And no, you’re not seeing things. LRT have accidentally put Edgaras Lubys in place of Mia at third. Oops.
Next week’s national final is the big one, as the three finalists will be compete against each other in a winner-takes-all showdown to see who will represent Lithuania with “This Time” in Vienna this year.
Who do you want to sing “This Time” in Vienna?