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

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Lithuanian Jury Results

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Combined Jury Results

Eurovizija2016_Show3_Combined_Jury

Televoting Results

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Eurovizija2016_Show3_Televoting_Points

Combined Results

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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)

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ValM
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ValM

I would prefer a lithuanian version of “I bet”. It is a great song, I am sure she can deliver a better performance but imo her accent is not good at all.

James
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James

@Eugene I don’t think Eurovision is moving away from “screaming women”. Many people wrote Aminata off as a screamer, she came 6th, same with Rona she came 5th. I don’t think this song could win Eurovision but it would probably give them a top 10. However the song does need tightening up, it was very hard to hear the words and at times did come across as literally just screaming without a song at all. That might be down to her being ill and might be fixed for the next performance. I agree she definitely didn’t “nail it”. At the… Read more »

Tom
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Tom

Great songs!!!!!!!

Hugh
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Hugh

Number of composers who aren’t Swedish: 2? 3? Maybe 4?

mawnck
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mawnck

Meghan Trainor didn’t win in Malta, so Madonna circa 1984 showed up in Lithuania! Was that Baiba’s idea or did the songwriters talk the poor thing into it? I injured myself cringing …

Paul D
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Paul D

Aiste FTW ! She was amazing (performing sick and delivering like that? wow)

Calum Macleod
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Calum Macleod

I had a feeling Aiste’s song was going to be good and the fact that she can become ill and still deliver a performance as stunning as that is just AMAZING.

@EugeneESCUK
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This song is what the ESC is trying to move away from…………………… screaming woman. What a lot of noise. Sorry she did not nail it!!

I see the person who sang last won again!!

Eur
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Eur

Aist? was sick that day and had temperature of 39,6 degrees, but still nailed it!

Ben
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Ben

Aist? totally nailed it! She has a killer song and her vocals were on point even though she was ill during the performance. The song itself sounds like a mix of Rise Like a Pheonix/Suus and as a Lithuanian I can honestly say that this would be one of our best entries ever. But I’ve really lost my hope because we have NEVER EVER made the right decision about Eurovision…

Nitzan
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Nitzan

My god it’s getting even worse… Guys, do yourselves and us a favor and choose Donny.

D
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D

Donny got the least amount of televotes out of the winners of the three shows so I honestly don’t think he’s the actual frontrunner. R?ta earned the most televotes and maximum points from both juries so I’d say she’s the one to beat.

John
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John

I liked Ruslanas’s Aiste’s Berta’s and Neringa’s performances the most
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUVI_OYHwYI

John
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John