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

Jury results

  1. Jurgis Bruzga – 12 points
  2. Kotryna Juodzeviciute – 10 points
  3. Godo – 8 points
  4. The Roop – 7 points
  5. GeraiGerai & Silvija Pankunaite – 6 points
  6. Greta Zazza – 6 points
  7. Gabrielius Vagelis – 4 points

Televoting results

Combined results

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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Photo: V. Radžiuno/LRT

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18 Comments on "Lithuania: Jurgis Bruzga wins first semi-final of Eurovizijos atranka 2018"

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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.

Yulia ftw
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Only The Roop!

Lithuanian
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Finally Lithuania has a chance to send a class act like Donny Montell.I really hope Jurgis wins

Max
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I really hope his dancers win.

Žymantas
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You mean a chance to send Robin Bengtsson?

Max
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I will miss Godo. I really liked her performance-song package.

Polegend Godgarina
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God works in mysterious ways.

Briekimchi
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Goodbye again, Greta!

Amor
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Nooooo! Gerai Gerai and Sylvia are gone!

brennan
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rip godo :((((

oli
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Guys, are u updating the rest of the results before I go out to party? LOL 🙂
Overall, very weak results tonight…

KESC
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Mélovin for Ukraine and AWS for Hungary!

oli
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Melovin ok, AWS horrible

ImFromRomania
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AWS horrible , is one of the best song ever from Hungary and maybe from Eurovision !!!???

esc freak
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Gabrielius! 🙁
Jurgis’ song is so mediocre. Do not send him.

Joe
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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).

bulgariastan
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It’s actually AWS for Hungary.

Joe
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Oh what? Weird. Wikipedia failed me! Good choice!