While most of us are still getting over our New Year’s Eve celebrations, in Lithuania plans are well underway for the first show of the marathon national selection series Eurovizijos dainu konkurso nacionaline atranka. Broadcaster LRT has today released the names of the acts competing in each of the four heats, including their song titles.

In the first four episodes of Eurovizijos atranka, the 51 competing acts will perform in shows of 12 or 13. Eliminations will be swift — from each heat, about half the acts will be eliminated.

The remaining acts will progress to further elimination shows, culminating in the grand final on 11 March. Yes, it will be long, but the show producer is promising a more streamlined and less repetitive series than last year’s series.

As with previous years, the shows will be filmed in advance, on Thursdays, and broadcast the following Saturday.

The first heat kicks off this coming Saturday. It will feature Sasha Song (né Sasha Son) who previously represented Lithuania at Eurovision 2009, and Lithuanian X Factor finalist Andrius Petrauskas whose song has been co-written by former UK Fame Academy winner David Sneddon.

Lithuania’s Eurovizijos atranka – show line-ups

Some artists have already released their competing songs. Where applicable, we have linked to the song’s video.

Heat 1 – 7 January

Heat 2 – 14 January

  • Valdas Lacko – “It’s so unfair”
  • Monika Meciute –  “Runnin”
  • Rugile Daujotaite – “Perkune ugniaveidi”
  • Kotryna Juodzeviciute “Love Shadow”
  • Deividas Zygas – “Only You”
  • Mia – “Sacrifice”
  • Rasa Kausiute – “Fly”
  • Lawreigna – “Freedom”
  • Varjete – “My story”
  • EGO –  “My story”
  • Gabrielius Vagelis – “Feel Free”
  • Ieva Zasimauskaite – “You saved me”
  • Gabriele Vilkickyte – “Jura”

Heat 3 – 21 January

  • Vidas Bareikis –  “I love my phone”
  • Marius Petrauskas – “She’s my universe”
  • Milda Martinkenaite & Saulene Chlevickaite – “Paperheart”
  • Lolita – “Get Frighten”
  • Fusedmarc – “Rain of Revolution”
  • Erika Astrauskaite – “No More”
  • HIT – “I wanna love you tonight”
  • Virgis Valuntonis  – “Victorious”
  • Grazvydas – “Paint the sky blue”
  • Greta Zazza – “Like I love you”
  • Vilija Mataciunaite – “I see the Lights”
  • Dovydas Petrosius – “Love is free”
  • Streles – “Bastard”

Heat 4 – 28 January

  • Alanas Chosnau – “7 Days”
  • Valerija Iljinaite  – “You made me glow”
  • Ruslanas Kirilkinas – “When the night falls in”
  • Vlad Max – “I’ll Never Let You Down”
  • Queens of Roses – “Fisherman”
  • Evaldas Vaikasas – “Fire kisses”
  • Elvina Milkauskaite – “Try”
  • Aiste Pilvelyte – “I’m like woolf”
  • Julija Jegorova – “Higher”
  • Audrius Janonis – “Run”
  • Soliaris – “Undefeatable”
  • Shiny Raia – “All you”
  • Neringa Siaudikyte – “Running out of time”

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meeks
meeks
3 years ago

greta or paula for lithuania and you’re looking at a top 5 or a win!!!

Ben
Ben
3 years ago

Greta!

Jasper
Jasper
3 years ago

Paula’s song: https://youtu.be/NXzlSqN30N0 !!!

Montell
Montell
3 years ago

Where can you listen to Bastard by Streles?

London
London
3 years ago

Dagna’s song is horrible u better have no hearing to say that it’s good Greta is the best right now and Sasha is a close second

London
London
3 years ago
Crone
Crone
3 years ago

I support Dagna and her song “Feel It” this song is something what Eurovision really needs!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycZvDzevkYQ

Lianne
Lianne
3 years ago

Absolutely ADOOOORE Greta Zazza’s song, but I don’t think she will be noticed by the viewers. Pray to God I am wrong though.

Marco
Marco
3 years ago

OMG and Samanta Tina is back!
Samanta Tina Tadas Rimgaila “Tavo oda”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1UAtd84CyM

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

@Roelof Meesters

I don’t know what to say, I’m quite shocked. If this is true, then why didn’t Wiwibloggs inform us? I’m not sure if we can trust Eurovoix.

If it is true indeed, I have to say I’m happy to see Emma and Zühlke in the top 3, but My First Band really shouldn’t win.

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
3 years ago

@(J)ESC Fanatic Why do you think I am drunk XD

Look on Eurovoix, but to me it’s also strange, they need to judge live. It sais it right there on Eurovoix; let me send you a link:

https://eurovoix.com/2017/01/01/finland-online-voting-begins-umk-final/

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

@Roelof Meesters

Are you drunk?

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
3 years ago

In Finland it’s already happenning: Emma is second with the international juries and My First Band won it.

FINLAND PLEASE VOTE FOR EMMA SHE IS YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO GO TO THE FINAL.

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
3 years ago

greta zazza wowwwww knocking it out of the park
actually might be my favorite song of the season so far

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
3 years ago

all these song titles in lithuanian 🙂
i think we might have another egle jakstyte

Marco
Marco
3 years ago

So far Greta is the best!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

By the way, that picture of Donny Montell in mid air is AWESOME! 🙂

Héctor
Héctor
3 years ago

I’m looking forward to listen what Edgaras Lubys is bringing. I liked his version of “Not Perfect” back in 2015.

Happy New Year to everyone! 🙂

Tomas
Tomas
3 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEYDNkQAcLI Sasha song’s eurovision song 🙂

Ugnius
Ugnius
3 years ago

‘” I’m like a woolf” by Aiste Pilvelyte ? Isn’t it “wolf” not “woolf” ?

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

“All you”… “Take me, use me, give me satisfaction, I’m so addicted”… no comment…

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

“Like I love you” is quite good and catchy, but not outstanding.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

“Only You” is flat and weak, “Fly” is good, “Need My Freedom” is simply annoying.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

“Last Two Weeks” is not bad, but quite bland and forgettable. It doesn’t leave a particular impression. “Rolling” is weak, just weak.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

I like “Septyni Dievai”, even though it gets a tad repetitive.

Slay me
Slay me
3 years ago

Gretta zazza slays. She is the only option

Aaran
Aaran
3 years ago

I love Greta Zazza’s song but it’s the only song that remotely appeals to me in this list. It is admittedly generic and based on the trend in 2016 but at least it sounds modern and will be appealing on first listen. Please not Vilija, making that mistake once was enough.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

Vilija’s song is not good and a big disappointment. But then again, that’s what I thought about “Attention” before the show and then it turned out to be phenomenal live, so who knows, maybe she has something impressive in store for us…

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago

Anyway, some of those songs wouldn’t win this national final if they were the only song competing, in a million years. Lithuania needs an even shorter selection process, maybe like Estonia, selecting 20 outstanding songs and getting it done in three weeks.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago

Among the songs revealed so far, my favorite is definitely Septyni dievai by the Golden Monkeys. Vilija’s song is truly atrocious. Greta’s didn’t say much to me, those high pitched sounds after each chorus are quite annoying and uninspired.

Kylie
Kylie
3 years ago

‘ Streles – Bastard ‘ omg I laughed so hard

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
3 years ago

Sasha Son was amazing in 2009, and he should be selected.

OneTwo
OneTwo
3 years ago

Can’t wait for Aiste Pilvelyte’s song ! Its written by Aminata

Donna
Donna
3 years ago

My favorites so far are Otreya, Rasa Kausiute, Greta Zazza, Vilija Mataciunaite and Shiny Raia

MarioMario
3 years ago

I would’ve wanted to see Alice Way and Egle Jarskyte repeat this year.

fikri
fikri
3 years ago

plenty of new faces. im excited! thank god they decided to scrap that ridicilous selection process. i mean it’s so clear donny was going to be chosen. even stevie wonder can see that.