The final of Lithuania’s Eurovizijos atranka 2018 is almost upon us, but we start with this weekend’s first of two live semi-finals. And after being eliminated from the quarter-final, Greta Zazza and Ruta Loop were given a second chance earlier this week as the two wildcard winners.
Sadly, it was a short-lived return for Greta Zazza as she agonisingly missed out on a place in the final as one of tonight’s seven acts from the first semi-final. Jurgis Bruzga confirmed his place as tonight’s winner and will be joined by The Roop and Kotryna Juodzeviciute.
Ahead of tonight’s show, the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — had plenty to say about Jurgis. Wiwiblogger Lukas said:
This song and the entire performance are very similar to last year’s effort from Robin Bengtsson. Still, this is a strong entry and maybe the best from all of Jurgis’ attempts. “4love” has a catchy chorus and builds quite well. Maybe there is a bit too much electronic sounds because it gets a little annoying to listen to. But overall this did stand out and is a strong entry this year.
First semi-final running order
Gabrielius Vagelis – “The Distant”
GeraiGerai & Silvija Pankunaite – “More Than You Know”
Kotryna Juodzeviciute – “That Girl”
The Roop – “Yes, I Do”
Godo – “Fire Fountain”
Greta Zazza – “Broken Shadows”
Jurgis Bruzga – “4Love”
First semi-final results
- Jurgis Bruzga – 12 points
- Kotryna Juodzeviciute – 10 points
- Godo – 8 points
- The Roop – 7 points
- GeraiGerai & Silvija Pankunaite – 6 points
- Greta Zazza – 6 points
- Gabrielius Vagelis – 4 points
Next week’s second semi-final sees the remaining seven acts — including Ruta Loop — all hoping to join tonight’s confirmed finalists.
Do you agree with tonight’s results? Let us know on the comments box below and you can watch the show again here.
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Wtf is this? Kotryna is supposed to be first. Smh Lithuania has a chance to take such a good place in the Eurovision with Kotryna, but they vote for Robin Bengtsson wannabe Jurgis.
Only The Roop!
Finally Lithuania has a chance to send a class act like Donny Montell.I really hope Jurgis wins
I really hope his dancers win.
You mean a chance to send Robin Bengtsson?
I will miss Godo. I really liked her performance-song package.
God works in mysterious ways.
Goodbye again, Greta!
Nooooo! Gerai Gerai and Sylvia are gone!
rip godo :((((
Guys, are u updating the rest of the results before I go out to party? LOL 🙂
Overall, very weak results tonight…
Mélovin for Ukraine and AWS for Hungary!
Melovin ok, AWS horrible
AWS horrible , is one of the best song ever from Hungary and maybe from Eurovision !!!???
Jurgis’ song is so mediocre. Do not send him.
Now we’ve got Hungary and Ukraine! Danielfy is singing for Hungary (good song, would’ve preferred AWS or Tamas but he’s a good pick) and Mélovin is singing for Ukraine (haven’t heard that one yet).
It’s actually AWS for Hungary.
Oh what? Weird. Wikipedia failed me! Good choice!