We’re just one step away from finding out Lithuania’s Eurovision 2016 representative as we’ve reached the semi-final of Eurovizijos atranka 2016. Tonight’s 8 semi-finalists sang their entries and as usual, the Lithuanian juries made their decisions alongside the televoters. An international jury panel also had their say but unlike the previous elimination shows, they only gave their opinions on the semi-finalists and weren’t included towards tonight’s results.

Only six acts advanced to next week’s final and sadly, Catrinah and Valdas Lacko have fallen at the final hurdle with the two lowest combined scores. Erica Jennings came out on top of tonight’s semi-final and will be joined by Donny Montell, Ruta Šciogolevaite, Aiste Pilvelyte, Ieva Zasimauskaite and Ruslanas Kirilkinas. Congratulations!

Eurovizijos atranka 2016 Finalists

Aiste Pilvelyte – “You Bet”

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

Erica Jennings – “Leading Me Home”

Ieva Zasimauskaite – “Life (Not That Beautiful)”

Ruslanas Kirilkinas – “In My World”

Ruta Šciogolevaite – “United”

Semi-Final Running Order

  1. Ieva Zasimauskaite – “Life (Not That Beautiful)”
  2. Valdas Lacko – “Stay Tonight”
  3. Catrinah – “Be Free”
  4. Erica Jennings – “Leading Me Home”
  5. Donny Montell – “I’ve Been Waiting For This Night”
  6. Aiste Pilvelyte – “You Bet”
  7. Ruslanas Kirilkinas – “In My World”
  8. Ruta Šciogolevaite – “United”

Semi-Final Jury Panel

Lithuania –  Darius Užkuraitis, Dalia Ibelhauptaite, Ramunas Zilnys, Juste Arlauskaite and Tomas Sinickis.

International – Dave Holmes (UK), Karl Frierson and William Wells (both USA).

Semi-Final Results

Jury Results

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Televoting Results

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Combined Results

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Is your favourites in the final? Let us know below and you can watch the show again here.

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Malcom?
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Malcom?

@EugeneESCUK
Donny Montell is very talented and handsome,
You must be jealous to him
He looks like Justin Bieber,
But much better than Bieber,
If he entry eurovision this year
It sounds good ,He is very nice,

Vanessa
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Vanessa

People in Lithuania, please vote as much as possible for Donny in the final next week on Saturday! It’s the only thing that I wish fooor! The majority of people wants him to win and it’s been like that since the beginning. He just has the whole package, throwing him and his entry away… such a chance… it’s just a huge nooo! He’ll do extremely well at ESC if he wins which he hopefullyyy does <3

steve
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steve

I like Ruta’s song- hope she gets through; lovely voice, lovely chorus, memorable song. Good luck!

@EugeneESCUK
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I’ve sort of lost interest in this process, but it’s a 3 horse race.

I’ve never really been keen on Donny’s song at all from the start; we have heard it all before and very average. Ruta’s song is so dated and cheesy, it’s very poor.

Erica Jenning’s song is the only one that offers something different and new, there is nothing like this chosen so far, they made the right decision putting this first of the 6. It’s not a world beater though, but perhaps the best?

Daniel E.
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Daniel E.

Ok, so Donny at ESC is not such a sure thing… Hmmm….

Héctor
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Héctor

My fav songs here are “You Bet” and “I’ve been waiting for this night”. I personally prefer Ayste because her song is more dramatic and she has a very powerful voice. The truth is that, if wins, “You Bet” will need a revamp to eliminate those 90’s vibes at the start and the final. But probably she’ll finish 4th, so Donny would be a good choice too.

David Who
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David Who

I like both Erica and Donny for different reasons, so I don’t mind this result. Both good songs, both good singers. Erica is more introspective, while Donny will be more active in the performance. Pure meaning v. pure performance; it’s just a matter of taste really. 🙂

Lianne
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Lianne

Tbh i agree with Robyn. Atleast lets hope its true. I dont want lithuania to crush their chance like poland did with margaret.

AM Casablancas
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AM Casablancas

Erica, WE NEED A BALLAD IN ESC, ASAP! and this is the best ballad from any NS or IS.
(although sweden might send Frans, another ballad)

Emilija
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Emilija

Indre, I’ll do the same and I think (or hope) that most people would vote for Donny at the final, because having 10 shows is annoying and the potential voters don’t even bother to spend their money and vote there, since the leaders are in the finals eventualy.

Indre
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Indre

I’ll vote for Donny next week for sure (I never vote until the grand final) and I hope other people will do the same beause seeing Erica in the first place is a bit… I like her and her music, but this song is not one of the best choices for eurovision

Alex
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Alex

Erica’s song is nice.

Ugnius
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Ugnius

@RobynGallagher, they got lithuanian jury votes by summing up each lithuanian juror votes (each juror separately give to every contestant 12, 10, 8 points etc. and then which one contestant has the highest amount of points in total gets 12 points by combined lithuanian jury votes, second one gets 10 etc… Pretty complicated) and today they said that difference between 1st and 2nd place when they summed their individual votes was only 1 point. So jury actually liked Erica more than Donny, not just to make drama And today there were no international jury, why are you writing “Results coming… Read more »

Robyn Gallagher
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I’m telling myself that the jury are deliberately rating Donny lower to make the competition seem more dramatic. I mean, it would be boring if he was top every week.

At least I hope it’s something like that…

Lianne
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Lianne

Donny needs to win. If he doesnt win im seriously going to boycott this years esc.

Tommy Jhoov
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Tommy Jhoov

Please choose one of the great women Erica, Ieva or Aiste!!!!

Vanessa
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Vanessa

DONNY PLEASEEEEEE!!! :'(

Ugnius
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Ugnius

International jury results ? Tonight there were only lithuanian jury

Luke
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Luke

Donny!!!!!

Steven Keenan
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Steven Keenan

Surprising to see Erica come out on top!