Lithuania’s mammoth search for a Eurovision star continued tonight with the third instalment of Eurovizijos Atranka 2016. For the first time this year, the focus was on those who entered the process without a song. LRT subsequently matched each contestant with songs submitted by songwriters. In total, 12 acts made it through by this method and they all sang this evening. Having competed in the 2015 competition, Neringa Šiaudikyte was the big name in tonight’s lineup. However, Aiste Pilvelyte ended up winning the heat.
Show Three Running Order
Ieva Zasimauskaite – “Life (Not That Beautiful)”
Composers: Joacim Dubbelman, Andreas Karlsson, Daniel Ström, Magnus Öunapuu and Mats Lekman
Baiba – “Mayday”
Composers: Daniel Persson and Magnus Mikaelsson
Evelina Jocyte – “When it Sings”
Composer: Franz Bengtsson
E.G.O. – “Long Way From Home”
Composers: Erik Dahlqvist, Aidan O’Connor, Göran Frid, Linda Dahl, Peter Dahl and Jimmy Glavå
Berta Timinskaite – “Stars in a Rainbow”
Composers: Aidan O’Connor, Claus Christensen, Mikael Nordmark and Matilde Hemmingsen
Deividas Žygas – “Survivors”
Composers: Ylva and Linda Persson
Neringa Šiaudikyte – “Never Knew Love”
Composers: Tina Almqvist Hilli and Daniel Persson
4 Roses – “Butterfly”
Composers: Calle Kindbom, Dan Fernström and Viktor Brunö
Saulene Chlevickaite – “Strong”
Composers: Aidan O’Connor and Fred Endresen
Milda Martinkenaite – “If Tomorrow Never Comes”
Composers: Joacim Dubbelman and Håkan Glänte
Ruslanas Kirilkinas – “In My World”
Composer: Niklas Bergqvist
Aiste Pilvelyte – “You Bet”
Composers: Aiste Pilvelyte and Rafael Artesero
Show Three Jury Panel
Lithuania – Darius Užkuraitis, Nomeda Kazlaus, Ramunas Zilnys and Laima Lapkauskaite.
International – Vanessa Lancaster, Dave Holmes and Denis Ingoldsby (all UK), Peter Freudenthaler (Germany).
Only ten of tonight’s 12 participants advanced to the next stage. After all the results were counted and verified, Evelina Jocyte and Deividas Zygas finished in the bottom two and were eliminated.
Show Three Results
International Jury Results
Lithuanian Jury Results
Combined Jury Results
What did you think of tonight’s show? Did your favourites make it through? Let us know below and you can watch the show again here.
Photo: V. Radžiuno (LRT.lt)