Lithuania’s marathon national selection “Eurovizijos” dainu konkurso nacionaline atranka — or, more simply, Eurovizijos atranka 2017 — is about to reach its conclusion. And thank goodness: We’re not too sure our wi-fi connections can handle another week of crazy.
Shortly after Lithuanian viewers voted to send drag star du jour Gytis Ivanauskas to the final as a wildcard, we asked you which of the seven finalists was your favourite to win.
After counting a total of 1,814 votes, less than 1% separated the top two. But in this cut-throat competition that’s enough to win the day. We can now reveal that Greta Zazza has come out on top by a whisker with 28.72% of the overall votes. Her entry “Like I Love You” earned 521 votes. She also won our Wiwi Jury, making it a clean sweep of the wiwisphere.
Greta Zazza – “Like I Love You”
Greta Zazza interview
Finishing a very close second with 504 votes is Aiste Pilvelyte. Her entry “I’m Like a Wolf” earned 27.78% of the overall vote. After finishing fifth at last year’s final, could 2017 be the year Aiste finally represents Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest?
Aiste Pilvelyte – “I’m Like a Wolf”
Rounding out the top three is Gytis Ivanauskas. He’s best known for playing the role of the watermelon-smashing drag queen Lolita Zero from the movie Zero 3. Originally eliminated in the second knockout round, his entry “Get Frighten” received 295 votes, or 16% overall.
Gytis Ivanauskas (Lolita Zero) – “Get Frighten”
Eurovizijos atranka 2017 poll results
- Greta Zazza – “Like I Love You” – 28.72% (521 votes)
- Aiste Pilvelyte – “I’m Like a Wolf” – 27.78% (504 votes)
- Gytis Ivanauskas – “Get Frighten” – 14.32% – 16.26% (295 votes)
- Paula – “Let U Go” – 11.25% (204 votes)
- Gabrielius Vagelis – “Feel Myself Free” – 6.39% (116 votes)
- Fusedmarc – “Rain of Revolution” – 4.91% (89 votes)
- Kotryna Juodzeviciute – “Love Shadow” – 4.69% (85 votes)
Total votes: 1,814
The final of Eurovizijos atranka 2017 gets underway at 20:00 CET tonight, and you can watch the show live on the LRT website. The winner will be decided by the televoting public and a combination of Lithuanian and international juries. Whoever wins knows they’ll be performing in the second half of the second semi-final at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest on 11 May.
Are you a fan of Greta Zazza? Do you think she’s the right choice for Lithuania? Shout out your thoughts on the wiwibloggs app, or let us know in the comments section below!
Photo: V. Radžiuno (LRT)