Finally — after a seemingly endless period of speculation — LRT have finally revealed the participants who will take part in the longest running Eurovision preselection Eurovizijos Atranka. The competition is going to be both heated and somewhat crowded — a total of 49 acts will take place this year.

The list includes several returning acts and some very well-known names in Lithuania. The stars that shine brightest in the media and among fans are Edgaras Lubys, Jurgis Brūzga, Monika Marija, Tomas Sinickis, and the group Saulės kliošas to name a few.

You may not remember the name Jurgis Didžiulis, but if he slips into a shiny pair of silver shorts you’ll remember the face — and maybe the legs!

He represented Lithuania at Eurovision nine years ago in Oslo with the group InCulto with a song that played on stereotypical fears of immigrants and Eastern Europeans.

This time he’s back as a solo artist and will no doubt want to improve on the group’s 12th place finish in the semis with “Eastern European Funk”.

Eurovizijos atranka 2019 participants

  1. Aldegunda
  2. Algirdas Daumantas Ciūnys
  3. Allen Cichoo
  4. “Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio dantys”
  5. Arvydas Kriščikas
  6. Audrius Petrauskas
  7. Banzzai
  8. Dagna Kondrotaitė
  9. Donata Virbilaitė
  10. Edgaras Lubys
  11. Elizabeth Olshey
  12. Emilija Gogolytė
  13. Emilija Valiukevičiūtė
  14. “Filtered Tools”
  15. Gabriela Ždanovičiūtė
  16. Gabrielė Rybko
  17. Giedrius Nakas
  18. “Glossarium”
  19. Gražvydas Sidiniauskas
  20. Indrė Juodeikienė
  21. Jurijus Veklenko
  22. Jurgis Brūzga
  23. Jurgis Didžiulis
  24. Justina Budaitė
  25. Justina Žukauskaitė
  26. “La Forza”
  27. “Laimingu būti lengva”
  28. Lukas Bartaška
  29. “MaNNazz”
  30. Matas Ligeika
  31. Migloko
  32. Monika Marija
  33. “Original copy”
  34. Paulina Paulauskaitė
  35. “Queens of Roses”
  36. Rūta Statkevičiūtė
  37. Šarūnas Mačiulis
  38. “Saulės kliošas”
  39. Simona Klušienė
  40. Sofi
  41. Soliaris
  42. “Tiramisu”
  43. Tomas Sinickis
  44. “Twosome”
  45. Valdas Lacko
  46. Valdemars Petersons
  47. Valerija Iljinaitė
  48. Viktorija Vyšniauskaitė
  49. Živilė Gedvilaitė

Eurovizijos Atranka 2019 will be start filming on December 20 and will begin airing on January 5. The selection will consist of four heats followed by two semi finals and the grand final on February 23.

What do you think? Who from the 49 acts are you the most excited to see in the preselection? Let us know!

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Eurovisionary
Eurovisionary
1 year ago

Hope Gretta Zazza comes back next year.

Kirby
Kirby
1 year ago

No Silvija Pankunaite this year… 🙁

Sill
Sill
1 year ago

Let Edgaras have his chance already

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago

Too many! Some kind of trash just can’t be recycled, adding them to the final cut is waste of time.

Geo
Geo
1 year ago

Why 49? What kind of number of entries is that? I find it weird… Why not 50 or 48?

Memo
Memo
1 year ago

Saul?s kliošas was brutally robbed this year, but I hope they win next year, they deserve it!

Hans
Hans
1 year ago
Reply to  Memo

Yes me too

Fiore
Fiore
1 year ago

Plot twist: “La Forza” will sing a song titled “Elina Nechayeva”

milky
milky
1 year ago
Reply to  Fiore

why is this so funny LOL

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago
Reply to  Fiore

A reverse Warholian expedition

Ovds
Ovds
1 year ago

Nesiuskit tikrai sito pidero

Arnas
Arnas
1 year ago
Reply to  Ovds

Negražu taip kalb?ti…

Rasmus
Rasmus
1 year ago

I can see Lithuania and Hungary winning soon. They are on the right track i feel :). Montenegro and Macedonia are on the opposite track i feel with many bad decisions in their national selections every year.

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Macedonia and Montenegro don’t have an arena where to host the contest, Lithuania has one of the biggest indoor arenas in Europe, but let’s not forget they’ve never cracked the top 5.

Henrikh Mugosa
Henrikh Mugosa
1 year ago
Reply to  Rasmus

It’s still to be seen smaller countries winning the contest. Can that happen for real? Remember that Estonia & Latvia both won before 2004. Maybe the contest has grown too much & every year only a few countries are in the run for the victory. Hungary winning? Not with Orban there, I’m afraid.

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Lithuania would be lucky if they won. Hungary are probably the most likely to win soon, among those who never got it.
Other countries like Montenegro and Macedonia just can’t cope, even the EBU would probably stop them from winning (with the help of the juries).

milky
milky
1 year ago

there’s a participant called ‘La Forza’ ?? i’m skksshsjskakj

MrBrightside
MrBrightside
1 year ago

How could this happen? My queen Iveta is busy being fabulous and releasing some really good stuff lately. And there is no word about that, here on Wiwibloggs! You should definitely check this out!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkgy1lCV1U4

Titas
Titas
1 year ago

No Paula ?

josh
josh
1 year ago

Saules Kliosas are back <3 <3

We NEED a modern song in Lithuanian language at Eurovision. PLEASE lithuania!!

Jack
Jack
1 year ago

No Greta Zazza or Kotryna Juodzevi?i?t? :'( gonna look forward to hearing all 49 songs though as the last Eurovizijos edition was terrific!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago

Ugh…49 contestants? Just, why?

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Two-thirds will be garage productions… I wish they’d just cut down the trash and make a quality 20-song selection ugh

Henry
Henry
1 year ago

La Forza sounds interesting

Brooklyn
Brooklyn
1 year ago
Reply to  Henry

La FoRzA LMAO

milky
milky
1 year ago
Reply to  Henry

elina’s impact

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Henry

They should perform alongside the former Lithuanian NF band La Fuego!

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 year ago

Im happy saules kliosas is back. Last year her song was pretty good but it sounded like a demo.