We’re another step closer to finding out Lithuania’s Eurovision 2017 representative, as Eurovizijos atranka 2017 continued on Saturday evening with another knockout episode. It’s been a very long road, but the finish line is now firmly in sight.
Eight qualifiers from the last two shows returned to sing their entries. Amongst those on the show were Lithuania’s 2009 Eurovision representative Sasha Song, as well as the two winners of the last two shows: Aiste Pilvelyte and Gytis Ivanauskas, as alter ego Lolita Zero. Yes, the drag queen smashing watermelons.
Only four acts could advance to the semi-final, which takes place in two weeks time on 4 March. Aiste Pilvelyte confirmed her place as tonight’s winner, and will be joined by Sasha Song, Greta Zazza and Ieva Zasimauskaite.
Our Wiwi Jury has a lot to say about Aiste Pilvelyte. Our blogger Renske said:
I had to rewatch this three times before I understood what I had seen. It is so impressive, but I don’t know if it’s good or bad. To be honest, I was not a big fan of either of Aminata’s songs at first, but slowly but surely I liked them both. Still, I think “I’m Like a Wolf” might not be cross generational enough, though she received the best televoting score of all participants in the heats.
Eurovizijos atranka 2017 – Show seven running order
Ieva Zasimauskaite – “You Saved Me”
E.G.O. – “My Story”
Greta Zazza – “Like I Love You”
Gytis Ivanauskas – “Get Frighten”
Aiste Pilvelyte – “I’m Like a Wolf”
Edgaras Lubys – “Could It Be?”
Sasha Song – “Never Felt Like This Before”
Gražvydas – “Paint the Sky Blue”
Show seven results
Same as last year’s competition, the international jury panel returned to have their say on tonight’s 8 acts. Tonight’s panel consisted of William Wells from the United States, the UK’s Denis Ingoldsby and making his Eurovizijos atranka debut, Denmark’s Sean-Poul de Fre Gress. Their results count towards 50% of the overall jury votes, and were then combined with the other 50% from the Lithuanian juries.
Lithuanian jury results
International jury results
Combined jury results
Do you agree with tonight’s results? Let us know in the comments section below and you can watch the show again here.
Photo: V. Radžiuno (LRT)