As Lithuania send their condolences to the late tenor Virgilijus Noreika, we’re just one step away from finding out their Eurovision 2018 representative. Tonight’s second semi-final of Eurovizijos atranka 2018 saw the remaining seven acts sing their entries and as usual, the Lithuanian juries made their decisions alongside the televoters.
Just like Greta Zazza last week, it was a brief return for Ruta Loop after finishing bottom of the table. Only three acts can join Jurgis Bruzga, The Roop and Kotryna Juodzeviciute at next week’s final. Ieva Zasimauskaite confirmed her place as tonight’s winner alongside Monika Marija and Paula.
Ahead of tonight’s show, the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — had a lot to say about Ieva. Wiwiblogger Barnabas said:
Here comes the love song which seems to be actually authentic, as it comes with an almost perfect package: Ieva’s voice and stage presence carry such a huge amount of cuteness, that it probably reminds viewers of a special romance. . This is well backed by the soft but precise piano and guitar work, making the whole track very heartfelt, a song that people could really get emotional with. And if there is some improvement to be made, it is the English pronunciation. Hearing “when we’re aaaaald” may take some listeners out of this heavenly mood.
Second semi-final running order
- Marija – “This Love”
- Twosome – “Hello”
- Ieva Zasimauskaite – “When We’re Old”
- Paula – “1 2 3”
- Saules kliošas – “Ikvepk ir nepaleisk”
- Ruta Loop – “Positive Thoughts”
- Monika Marija – “The Truth”
Second semi-final results
Is your favourite in the final? Do you agree with tonight’s results? Let us know on the comments box below and you can watch the show again here.
Photo: A. Šarkuno/LRT.lt