After Eurovision 2012 representative Donny Montell came out on top in last week’s show, it was time for round two of Lithuania’s Eurovizijos atranka 2016. Earlier tonight we met the remaining hopefuls who shouted, pouted and sang their original entries. The second episode saw the return of Jurgis Bruzga, who narrowly missed a Top 3 spot last year. Ugne Kudlaite, the lead singer of the already-qualified rock group Behind the Moon, went solo under her stage name Ugne Smile. Talk about two-timing! Andrius Rozickas and Geruta Griniute once again co-hosted, serving up chemistry and a few laughs as they guided us through the eight-act spectacle.
Eurovizijos atranka 2016: Show Two Running Order
Jurgis Bruzga – “Hold On”
Ugne Smile – “You Don’t Know”
Lawreigna – “Falling”
Ištvan Kvik & Ellada – “Please Don’t Cry”
Catrinah – “Be Free”
Egle Jakstyte – “Leisk Dar Buti”
Valdas Lacko – “Stay Tonight”
Ruta Šciogolevaite – “United”
Show Two Jury Panel
Lithuania – Darius Uzkuraitis, Nomeda Kazlaus, Ramunas Zilnys and Vaidas Baumila.
International – Peter Freudenthaler and Karl Frierson (both from Germany), Syron (UK).
As usual, the overall result consisted of two parts: 50% came from televoting, with a combination of Lithuanian and international juries making up the other 50%. After all of tonight’s participants performed, Jurgis Bruzga, Lawreigna and Ugne Smile were eliminated. The rest of the acts advanced to the next stage, with Ruta Šciogolevaite emerging as tonight’s winner. Her song “United” is a cheesy, life-affirming number about “looking to your heart” during tough times and “making a change.” She’s striving for Polina Gagarina realness with lyrics like: “We can achieve if we believe it.” There’s even a hand-clapping bridge that totally smacks of Russia 2015! Do you think she pulled it off?
Show Two Results
International Jury Results
Lithuanian Jury Results
Combined Jury Results
In next week’s episode participants will perform songs sent in by composers and chosen by broadcaster LRT.
Do you agree with tonight’s results? Let us know below! You can watch the show again here.
Photo: V. Radžiuno (LRT.lt)