Lithuania’s Eurovizijos atranka 2018 continued with the remaining 12 qualifiers from the four heats — including a heavyweight clash featuring all four heat winners of Ieva Zasimauskaite, Saules kliošas, Greta Zazza and Monika Marija. Let’s get ready to rumble!
And it was the first heat winner Ieva Zasimauskaite who went on to win tonight’s show as another six acts will join last week’s qualifiers into the semi-final: Monika Marija, Saules kliošas, The Roop, Marija and Gabrielius Vagelis.
Sadly, we had to say goodbye to Živile Gedvilaite, Audrius Petrauskas, Agne Michalenkovaite, Ruta Loop, Elizabeth Olshey and last year’s finalist Greta Zazza.
Ahead of tonight’s show, the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — had plenty to say about Ieva. Wiwiblogger Natalie said:
Awwww, Ieva! This girl seriously knows how to build a ballad. I really love this song because it’s pure sweetness. It doesn’t have any glitter or fireworks, there are no gimmicks to convey that this is a beautiful song. It just stands on its own young feet as a really pretty emotional ballad. And yes, it is sung incredibly wonderfully. I’m not sure it could win, but I really wouldn’t mind this representing Lithuania at all.
Eurovizijos atranka 2018 – Show six running order
Živile Gedvilaite – “Melody”
Audrius Petrauskas – “In My Bones”
Agne Michalenkovaite – “Going On”
Saules kliošas – “Ikvepk ir nepaleisk” (formerly known as “Man gaila”)
Greta Zazza – “Broken Shadows”
Ruta Loop – “Positive Thoughts”
Marija – “This Love”
The Roop – “Yes, I Do”
Elizabeth Olshey – “Bejausmis”
Monika Marija – “The Truth”
Gabrielius Vagelis – “The Distant”
Ieva Zasimauskaite – “When We’re Old”
Show six results
- Ieva Zasimauskaite – 12 points
- Monika Marija – 10 points
- Saules kliošas – 10 points
- Audrius Petrauskas – 7 points
- The Roop – 6 points
- Gabrielius Vagelis – 5 points
- Greta Zazza – 4 points
- Ruta Loop – 3 points
- Elizabeth Olshey – 2 points
- Agne Michalenkovaite – 1 point
- Živile Gedvilaite – 1 point
- Marija – 0 points
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Photo: V. Radžiuno/LRT