It’s taken ten long weeks, but the end is nigh. In just over 24 hours, Lithuania will decide its Eurovision 2016 representative during the final of Eurovizijos atranka 2016. Six acts will sing it out one last time, in a bid to win over the Lithuanian jury and televoters. Who should win? For the past week we’ve been asking y’all to vote in our poll. After counting a total of 1,191 votes, we can now reveal that Donny Montell is the clear favourite.
Lithuania Eurovizija 2016 Final: Our top 3
1. Donny Montell – “I’ve Been Waiting For This Night”
The “I’ve Been Waiting For This Night Singer” topped the poll in a landslide, scooping up a whopping 609 votes. That’s over half of the total votes cast (51.13%)! He also came out on top with the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals.
2. Erica Jennings – “Leading Me Home”
From one former Eurovision representative to another, Erica Jennings lands at two. The “Leading Me Home” songstress may have won last week’s semi-final, but she finished a distant second in our poll with just 197 votes, or 16.54% of the overall total.
3. Aiste Pilvelyte – “You Bet”
In third place is Aiste Pilvelyte with 131 votes, 11% overall. She is one of three finalists, along with Ieva and Ruslanas, who started off without their own entry. They were all paired with songs chosen by broadcaster LRT. She’s one to watch, having topped the table on three separate occasions.
4. Ruslanas Kirilkinas – “In My World”
The last time Ruslanas tried to represent Lithuania, things were a lot simpler. In 2010, he came third in the semi-final before eventually finishing seventh overall.
5. Ruta Šciogolevaite – “United”
This is Ruta’s sixth attempt at representing Lithuania. She finished second in 2004 and 2007, fourth in 2009 and third in 2011.
6. Ieva Zasimauskaite – “Life (Not That Beautiful)”
Bringing up the rear is the youngest of the six finalists — 22 year-old Ieva Zasimauskaite. However, this isn’t her first attempt at Eurovizijos atranka. She competed in the 2014 competition but was eliminated during the eighth show.
Who should win Lithuania’s Eurovizijos atranka 2016? Poll results
- Donny Montell – “I’ve Been Waiting For This Night” 51.13% (609 votes)
- Erica Jennings – “Leading Me Home” 16.54% (197 votes)
- Aiste Pilvelyte – “You Bet” 11% (131 votes)
- Ruslanas Kirilkinas – “In My World” 10.33% (123 votes)
- Ruta Šciogolevaite – “United” 6.3% (75 votes)
- Ieva Zasimauskaite – “Life (Not That Beautiful)” 4.7% (56 votes)
Total Votes: 1,191
The final of Eurovizijos atranka 2016 starts at 20:00 CET on Saturday evening. You can watch it live on LRT.
Photo: V. Radžiuno (LRT.lt)
We sure can, Jimingotnojams! Waiting for this night! 😉
Lianne really? I’ve been feeling so bad for the whole week as well. I just have a very bad feeling about tomorrow, I feel like it’s going to be like Poland :'( Donny winning is the only thing that I think about all the time! Please make sure to vote as much as possible, I think that 5 times is max <3 we can do this right?!
Ireland has already got the generic pop trash spot covered in the second semi, no need to send Donny…
Donny or Erica: I like them both, so I don’t mind. 🙂
I don’t suppose they could pair up and do a duet? (I shouldn’t joke, isn’t that what happened last year?…)
To Hey!: exactly what im feeling. 🙁
Erica in Stockholm, Donny in the trash
I’m afraid Lithuania will pull a Poland on us tomorrow night.
Jeez is this still happening? I remember clicking onto the wiki page after the second show yonks ago and now it’s still not finished? Lol cmon Lieutva; choose donny and end it on a high!
I really hope Donny wins, the most appealling song of the set to me.
Very well done this year Baltics!
Love Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania songs this year!
I know how you feel Jimingotnojams, ive been nervous this whole week. Im shaking even now, well maybe its because im lithuanian and we have never sent anything good, so this might be our year if we send Donny.
Interestingly, none of them suck either. I expected at least one to be quite awful.
None of these songs actually stand a chance to qualify, so yeah idc.
Ayste all the way, Donny if not! If Ayste wins which I don’t expect will need a revamp to modernize the song and take away the 90’s orchestra vibes.
Yes , please! Donny to Stockholm and Lithuania will be top 10 at least. You select any other entry and you stay in the semifinal. It’s simple, right?
People in Lithuania, please vote as much as possible for Donny in the final tomorrow! It’s seriously the only thing that I wish fooor! Unfortunately I can’t vote because I’m in Sweden. 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 ? I’m just super worried and nervous about tomorrow, afraid as well. This means so much to me and… Read more »
If he wins, all the Baltics would be in my top 5.
Oh, good. I thought that this will end somewhere in May.
rooting for Erica!
I hope for the same result during the actual voting. Im really worried that Erica is going to win. 🙁