Tonight Lithuania’s national selection, Eurovizijos atranka 2016, really started heating up. Donny Montell won the fourth pre-recorded episode and was joined by another 7 acts who also advanced from the heat. Behind The Moon and Alice Way finished in the bottom two and will not continue in the competition.

Donny and Ruta Šciogolevaite were both tied with 22 points each, but the tiebreak rule meant that Donny — who scored best with the international jury — took first place.

The line-up included former Eurovision representative Erica Jennings as well as the two heat winners Donny Montell and Ruta Šciogolevaite. Fan favourite Egle Jakstyte debuted “Let Me Show You”, the English version of her song “Leisk Dar Buti”.

Show Four Running Order

Catrinah – “Be Free”

Erica Jennings – “Leading Me Home”

Behind The Moon – “Did It All”

Alice Way – “Hero”

Ruta Šciogolevaite – “United”

Valdas Lacko – “Stay Tonight”

Petunija – “Tomorrow”

Donny Montell – “I’ve Been Waiting For This Night”

Egle Jakstyte – “Let Me Show You” (English version of “Leisk Dar Buti”)

Ištvan Kvik & Ellada – “Please Don’t Cry”

Show Four Jury Panel

Lithuania – Darius Užkuraitis, Nomeda Kazlaus, Ramunas Zilnys and Kazimieras Šiaulys.

International – Peter Freudenthaler and Karl Frierson (both from Germany), Syron (UK).

The Lithuania juries were unable to decide between Donny Montell and Ruta Šciogolevaite, so they both received the maximum 12 points and left the decision down to the international juries and televoters. After the rest of the votes were counted and verified, it was Donny Montell who came out on top of tonight’s show. He also took top spot on our recent poll whilst Ruta finished sixth.

Show Four Results

International Jury Results

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Lithuanian Jury Results

Eurovizija2016_Show4_Lithuanian_Jury

Combined Jury Results

Eurovizija2016_Show4_Combined_Jury

Televoting Results

Eurovizija2016_Show4_Televoting_Results

Eurovizija2016_Show4_Televoting_Points

Combined Results

Eurovizija2016_Show4_Combined_Results

Next week’s show will feature all 10 qualifiers from the second group, hoping to join tonight’s qualifiers.

Do you agree with tonight’s results? Let us know below and you can watch the show again here.

Photo: V. Radžiuno (LRT.lt)

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Emilija
Emilija
5 years ago

I agree with xoxo – we Lithuanians are cheap. Most people like myself do not vote on regular shows, because we don’t want to spend our money on it. It feels like a waste of money for most people to vote on those shows especially when songs are performed over and over again. Even now it is certain that best songs like Donny and Ruta or Erica will be in the final anyway. But however, I am sure that at the grand final, people will vote more. Like myself. Because I care who will represent my country and I don’t… Read more »

Steven Keenan
Steven Keenan
5 years ago

I think they forgot to put the batteries in Egle. The performance was toned down waaay too much.

Steven Keenan
Steven Keenan
5 years ago

Catrinah stepped it UP! Watch out!

She is definitely my favourite <3

Foxreyna
Foxreyna
5 years ago

Alice Way 🙁

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
5 years ago

I hope Lithuania does not send Ruta. Polina was bad enough last year and my sick bucket has still not quite recovered.

Héctor
Héctor
5 years ago

Come on, how Valdas Lacko and Istvanas ft. Ellada could be still competing… Behind the moon is far better than those two.

MarioMario
5 years ago

Be Free is much better now. WOW!

xoxo
xoxo
5 years ago

Ruta is highly popular in Lithuania. She came second in the Eurovision selection multiple times, it kind of became a joke in Lithuania. Hopefully, she comes second once more, because Donny is just so much better this year. She definitely has her following in Lithuania, but Donny is no slouch either.

xoxo
xoxo
5 years ago

Lithuanians are pretty cheap, you know, I’m pretty sure they will vote when it really matters, I know I will. I’m pretty sure neither Vaidas nor Monika were leaders in televote until the finals. Hopefully Lithuanians come together and pick the only right representative – Donny. I really hope and believe this will eventually happen.

MarioMario
5 years ago

Ruta changed her song and now it sounds more like A Million Voices than before. Ridicoulous plagiarims. Lithuania will be the subject of controversy if she wins.

MarioMario
5 years ago

Egle is my sentimental fave. Tonight she didn’t do her best though. Hopefully she’ll boost it up for the semis.

JayKay
JayKay
5 years ago

Why Ruta won televoting? 🙂
It’s an interesting fact that she participated in several contest and 8 times won the second place. Sometimes media calls it “2nd place curse” 🙂 She was second twice in national selection (participated 5 times), so this year maybe some people fell sorry for her and wish her good luck.. 😉 You can find out more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C5%ABta_%C5%A0%C4%8Diogolevait%C4%97
But oh well, Aiste Pilvelyte participated in national selection 10 times, and yet didn’t win… 😀

MGR
MGR
5 years ago

You have to have extreme OCD, to believe in this Ruta.

Bb
Bb
5 years ago

Ruta’s song is AWFUL… It’s almost embarrassing that she won the televoting.

JayKay
JayKay
5 years ago

Guys, this year jury votes wins over televote, so that’s why Donny won the show.
Last year televoters gave Polina 10 points, but some of the jury members gave last place, and in the end it came out that Polina didn’t get a vote.
And OMG – I’m afraid that Ruta might win this competition, because she’s really famous in Lithuania, and some years ago didn’t go to Eurovision (that was a big drama), so this year people vote for her.

I'll Be Back
I'll Be Back
5 years ago

Gallagher, I just dislike Donny’s song this year, and prefer United tbh. Maybe Lithuanians feel the same way. However, I want You Bet to be selected for Lithuania, although I doubt this will happen, and I can’t see any of these songs doing particularly well at ESC.

Cathal
Cathal
5 years ago

Despite Lithuania’s diaspora I honestly can’t see them qualifying with any one other than Donny Montell.

I'll Be Back
I'll Be Back
5 years ago

Actualy Ruta won, technically. 😉