It’s week five in Lithuania’s newly extended Eurovizija 2016 selection. Tonight we’ll see ten acts take to the stage, but only eight will continue to the next round. 

For the past fortnight, we’ve been asking y’all to vote for your favourites in our poll. After counting 507 votes, we can now reveal the singers you want to see progress. Topping the poll with 105 votes or 21% of all votes cast, is Ani Lorak lookalike and powerhouse vocalist Aiste Pilvelyte with “You Bet”.

Aiste Pilvelyte “You Bet”

In second place we have Ruslanas Kirilkinas with “In My World”. The former Finnish Idol contestant picked up 72 votes, or 14% of all votes cast.

Ruslanas Kirilkinas “In My World”

Rounding out the top three, we have Ieva Zasimauskaite and “Life (Not That Beautiful)”. The singer, who last competed in 2014, amassed a total of 54 votes, 11% of all votes cast.

Ieva Zasimauskaite “Life (Not That Beautiful)”

WHO SHOULD QUALIFY FROM SHOW FIVE IN LITHUANIA’S EUROVIZIJA SELECTION? POLL PREDICTION

You can see the complete results below. Only the top eight contestants will advance to the next stage. The acts in italics are predicted to be eliminated (by our readers, anyway).

  1. Aiste Pilvelyte “You Bet” 21% (105 votes)
  2. Ruslanas Kirilkinas “In My World” 14% (72 votes)
  3. Ieva Zasimauskaite “Life (Not That Beautiful)” 11% (54 votes)
  4. Berta Timinskaite “Stars in a Rainbow” 10% (51 votes)
  5. 4 Roses “Butterfly” 10% (49 votes)
  6. Neringa Šiaudikyte “Never Knew Love” 9% (45 votes)
  7. Milda Martinkenaite “If Tomorrow Never Comes” 8% (42 votes)
  8. Baiba “Mayday” 8% (41 votes)
  9. E.G.O. “Long Way From Home” 6% (30 votes)
  10. Saulene Chlevickaite “Strong” 4% (18 votes)

Total votes: 507

WIWI JURY REVIEWS AND RANKING

The Wiwi Jury—our in-house panel of music un-professionals— has reviewed all ten acts. In complete contrast to the poll, we’ve ranked both Ruslanas and Aiste ninth and tenth. Were it up to us, they would be the two going home. You can check out our full ranking below. Click on the song titles to read our reviews.

  1. Milda Martinkenaite “If Tomorrow Never Comes” (6.32)
  2. 4 Roses “Butterfly” (6.29)
  3. Saulene Chlevickaite “Strong” (5.96)
  4. Berta Timinskaite “Stars in a Rainbow” (5.68)
  5. Ieva Zasimauskaite “Life (Not That Beautiful)” (5.21)
  6. Neringa Šiaudikyte “Never Knew Love” (5.07)
  7. E.G.O. “Long Way From Home” (5.07)
  8. Baiba “Mayday” (4.82)
  9. Ruslanas Kirilkinas “In My World” (4.54)
  10. Aiste Pilvelyte “You Bet” (4.25)

You can watch the fifth Eurovizija show from 20:00 CET on LRT.

VOTE IN ALL OUR EUROVISION 2016 POLLS.

SEE OUR CURRENT LITHUANIA 2016 REVIEWS AND RANKINGS.

Photos: Vytenio Radžiuno (LRT.lt)

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Laura
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Laura

How can it be such a huge (the maximum possible) difference between the votes of readers here, the televoting in Lithuania and the jury in Lithuania all of them giving the highest score to Aiste (with a big difference with the second),and the jury here giving the minimum? are you for real wiwi jury? and when one see who are your favorites here, it is like ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. You are obviously biased. Aiste deserved to win not only this round, she deserves to win the whole thing. Aiste has a fantastic voice and a fantastic… Read more »

Sparrow
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Sparrow

*claps slowly*

Neil
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Neil

Aiste has one of the best songs in the whole competition – revamp the song if she is chosen, Lithuania will gain their first top ten in ten years.

“Mayday” by Baiba is a guilty pleasure, and I hope she qualifies to the next stage. Could easily be Madonna’s early material!

Steven Keenan
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Steven Keenan

Aiste has a stunning voice but an awful song

Artur
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Artur

I remerber The Common Linnets you ranked 4.4 and they came second. So i agree with you The Wiwi Jury – you are really un-professionals.

Tavi
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Tavi

Aiste is one of the best from Lithuanian selection along with Donny and Erica , you made a mistake when you did not put her higher , she deserved at least minimum 8 because that song is really magnificent , not just her flawless voice 😀 Shame on you Wiwijury , you disappointed me , I will never believe in your scores :/

ricardo
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ricardo

aisté in last? really wiwijuri??
it’s my favorite!
please lithuania vote in aisté pilvelyté – you bet <3<3