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
Lithuanian Jury Results
Combined Jury Results
Next week’s show will feature all 10 qualifiers from the second group, hoping to join tonight’s qualifiers.
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Photo: V. Radžiuno (LRT.lt)