This is it, the moment y’all have been waiting for! We’ve finally reached the end of Eurovizijos atranka 2015, Lithuania’s national selection marathon. If you’ve managed to survive your way through all 5 elimination shows plus the introduction and last week’s song selection national final, well done and give yourself a pat on the back!
Tonight is the second and final part of Lithuania’s national final. Mia, Monika Linkyte and Vaidas Baumila will face against each other for one last time. Can Vaidas avoid losing out to someone named Vilija again, or will Monika deny both Mia and Vaidas for the second year running? You can watch it all unfold on the LRT website’s live stream here at 20:00 CET.
The winner will be flying the flag for Lithuania in Vienna this year singing “This Time”, which won last week’s song selection national final.
You can see all the results for the 3 finalists below along with their own version of “This Time”.
Vilija Pilibaityte (Mia)
Mia has steadily grown in confidence throughout the competition, winning back-to-back shows at the halfway mark. She may be considered an outsider though after her performance of “This Time” came last of the three artists in the song selection final.
Show 1 (Introduction): 5th
Show 2: 4th
Show 3: 7th
Show 4: 1st
Show 5: 1st
Show 6: 2nd
Show 7 (Song selection national final): 3rd with her version of “This Time”
Monika struggled greatly in the introduction show, but has never looked to be in trouble after that point. She won the third and sixth shows and then came second with her version of “This Time” in the song selection final.
Show 1 (Introduction): 9th
Show 2: 5th
Show 3: 1st
Show 4: 5th
Show 5: 3rd
Show 6: 1st
Show 7 (Song selection national final): 2nd with her version of “This Time”
Vaidas was easily the early favourite in the contest, finishing 2nd and 1st in the first two shows. After that, his performances tailed off slightly, but he seems to have peaked again at just the right time, as he “won” the song selection final, finishing 1st with his version of “This Time”. Does this make him the obvious choice for Lithuania?
Show 1 (Introduction): 2nd
Show 2: 1st
Show 3: 5th
Show 4: 6th
Show 5: 2nd
Show 6: 3rd
Show 7 (Song selection national final): 1st with his version of “This Time”
Of course, there’s also a very real possibility that two acts could win – that’s because there’s been a real push for Monika and Vaidas’ duet version of “This Time” to go to Eurovision. When the two performed it, they got great reviews on social media and many believe that this is the best option for Lithuania.
So: should LRT change the rules at the last minute and throw in the duet version? Who do you want to win Eurovizijos atranka 2015 and be singing “This Time” at Eurovision? Let us know in the comments section!