Lithuania’s national selection marathon Eurovizijos dainu konkurso nacionaline atranka kicked off this evening with the first of nine episodes. As we’ve already reported, tonight’s eight acts were all competing with their own entries. The lineup included two former Eurovision stars — Donny Montell from 2012 and SKAMP’s lead singer Erica Jennings from 2001. Tonight’s hosts were Andrius Rozickas and Geruta Griniute.
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Alice Way – “Hero”
Dovydas Petrosius – “Starlight”
Behind The Moon – “Did It All”
Erica Jennings – “Leading Me Home”
Elena Jurgaityte – “I Won’t Come Back”
Vlad Max – “Don’t Wanna Let It Go”
Petunija – “Tomorrow”
Donny Montell – “I’ve Been Waiting For This Night”
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Lithuania – Dalia Micheleviciute, Ramunas Zilnys, Darius Užkuraitis and Donatas Ulvydas.
International – Peter Freudenthaler (Germany), Denis Ingoldsby and Dave Holmes (both UK).
The 2016 voting process remains unchanged from last year’s competition. The overall votes consists of 50% televoting, with the other 50% coming from a combination of Lithuanian and international jury votes. After all eight participants performed and the results announced, Dovydas Petrosius, Elena Jurgaityt and Vlad Max were eliminated having received the three lowest combined scores. The remaining five participants advance to the next stage, with Donny Montell winning tonight’s show. It was a tight race, after the jury vote Donny and Erica were tied. However, the “Love Is Blind” singer dominated the televote.
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International Jury Results
Lithuanian Jury Results
Combined Jury Results
Our Reaction to Donny’s win
Eurovizijos atranka 2016 continues next Saturday with the second episode featuring the remaining participants with their own entries.
Do you agree with tonight’s results? Let us know below and you can watch the show again here.